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    University of North Texas
    May 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park, Room F101

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311098
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax 940-369-8675

Web site:

Yong X. Tao, Chair



The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas is committed to academic excellence in graduate education and research in all areas pertinent to energy conservation and thermal engineering. The goals of the department and its faculty are (1) to provide high quality and innovative educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to foster lifelong learning; to promote professionalism and ethical standards; and to help students develop leadership qualities; (2) to pursue excellence in scholarly research in areas of mechanical and energy engineering; (3) to collaborate with engineers in industry, national laboratories and government agencies in the solution of national and global problems related to energy use and its environmental impacts.


Research areas within the department include the following:

Novel energy conversion systems including concentrated solar power and cryogenic heat engines for transportation applications.

Solid-state energy conversion, low-grade energy capture, and blade-less multiphase flow turbines.

Energy conservation technology in building cooling and heating systems; energy simulation of building; zero-net-energy buildings; utilization of solar, wind, and geothermal energy in buildings.

Environmental monitoring and modeling with applications to urban and regional-scale air quality, climate change impact analysis, and anthropogenic emissions assessment.

Biomedical heat transfer, natural convection, computational modeling, and particle image velocimetry with applications to microfluidics.

Environmentally friendly electronic systems including nano-based lead-free technology, processing, metal and alloy based electroplating processes, tin whisker phenomena, and numerical analysis of residual stresses in thin films.

Fracture and failure of advanced solid materials, experimental mechanics of materials, and microstructural evolution in materials processing.

Micro/nano-scale science and technology and energy system design with applications to femto-second laser machining; fabrication; characterization; plasma and carrier dynamics; nano-scale fabrication; nanomaterials, e.g., nanotubes and nanowires; properties and the transport properties of micro- and nanoscale biological systems; and enhanced bio-inspired evaporative cooling.

Biomaterials, biocomposites, polymer composites; advanced sensors and actuators, control systems; biomedical devices.

Admission requirements

Students must apply through the appropriate university admissions office and meet the minimum requirements for graduate admission to the University of North Texas.

All students submit the Toulouse Graduate School application online; pay the application fee; and send by mail the official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended, official GRE scores*, and a detailed resume. International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, or complete the UNT IELI program. For details visit

* The department does not require GRE scores from UNT graduates for admission to its program. However, students who apply for financial assistance are strongly encouraged to take the GRE.


    Master’s Degree


      Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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