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UTSA is providing access to academic excellence through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed.

Academics

Access to Excellence

UTSA is providing access to academic excellence through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed.

Academics

Access to Excellence

UTSA is providing access to academic excellence through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed.

Academics

Access to Excellence

UTSA is providing access to academic excellence through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed.

Academics

Access to Excellence

UTSA is providing access to academic excellence through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed.

Welcome to ME

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a wealth of opportunities in virtually all industries such as: aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy (wind/solar/petrochemical), heating & cooling systems, machinery, materials, microelectronics, robotics, structures, and others.

The UTSA M.E. program prepares students for work in these industries through a concentration of focused classes in the areas of design and manufacturing, mechanics and materials, and thermal and fluid systems. These classes are supported through a sequence of labs with experiments such as: a Rankine-cycle power generation, rotordynamics, thermal heat exchangers, diesel engine efficiency, aerodynamics using a wind tunnel, and others.

student working in a lab

Excellent computer facilities are available with state-of-the-art software products including: Ansys, Labview, Matlab, and Solidworks. A 192-core cluster supercomputer is available for computing as well as three student labs equipped with Windows-based PCs. In addition, a recently-developed Advanced Visualization Lab is now available to students. The UTSA M.E. program is an ABET accredited program, last receiving accreditation in 2010. A number of professional organization student chapters are available at UTSA including ASME, ASHRAE, SAE, SWE, MAES and others... More.


Inside ME


ME Seminar Series

All Seminars are held in BSE 2.102 from 11 Am to 12 PM. Lunch will be provided.

September 2014 26
Speaker: Dr. Todd Mintz, Southwest Research Institute

Title: An Examination of Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steels Under Chloride-rich Atmospheric Conditions
Abstract

October 2014 24
Speaker: Dr. Cristina Archer, University of Delaware

Title: Wind Turbines and Turbulence: A Complex Relationship with Unexpected Benefits
Abstract

October 2014 31
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Maynes, Brigham Young University

Title: Flow Physics and Thermal Transport at Superhydrophobic Walls
Abstract

November 2014 14
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Helm, Indiana University

Title: Coordinating Care Services in Complex Health Care Networks
Abstract

Open Faculty Positions

Faculty Position in the Area of Robotics and Mechatronics

Post date: 10/16/2014
A tenure-track position to be filled by August 2015 at the rank of Assistant Professor
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for an outstanding individual who can help the department strengthen its teaching and research programs. Applicants are sought in the broad research area of mechatronics and robotics with subfields of interest to include, but not limited to: dynamic systems and controls, mechanisms and design, human-machine interaction and haptics, medical robotics and devices, and manufacturing. Full announcement.

Faculty Position in the Area of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production or Processing

Post date: 10/16/2014
Two tenured/tenure-track positions to be filled by August 2015 with one position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, and the other position at the rank of Assistant Professor
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for outstanding individuals who can help the department strengthen its teaching and research programs. Applicants are sought in the broad research area of oil & gas exploration, production or processing, which includes, but not limited to subfields such as reservoir engineering, multiphase flow, fracking, structural integrity, and thermal fluid systems. Full announcement.

News and Announcements

Available Ph.D. position starting Fall 2015

Post date: 11/05/2014
Available NSF-funded Ph.D. position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering starting Fall 2015 in the area of numerical modeling of Geophysical Fluid Dynamic flows to simulate processes
Full announcement.

Dr. Castillo was awarded a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Post date: 10/23/2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a four-year, $290,000 grant to The University of Texas at San Antonio to support the Water Treatment, Agricultural-logistics, and Renewable Energy (WeARE) systems project. Krystel Castillo, Ph.D., Sc.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and project director of WeARE systems, says the project aims to establish a multi-disciplinary platform to investigate novel mathematical models, methods, and optimization techniques that can be applied to agricultural/biomass logistics; biorenewable energy integration, production and technology; and water resources systems. Click here for more info.

New Mechanical Engineering Challenges

Post date: 10/04/2014
Please take a look at the newest MindSumo mechanical engineering challenges linked below. MindSumo challeng es are a great opportunity to get work experience by applying the skills you're learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers.
Transform vending machines into powerful consumer experiences for Coca Cola - $1000 in prizes
Create the next generation of water bottles for Nestle - $1000 in prizes
Discover new ways to preserve ripeness when harvesting produce - $1000 in prizes
Help us design the Next-Generation Tablet Case - $1000 in prizes
Help make the oil recovery process less wasteful - $1000 in prizes
Any questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

2015 ASEE-GSW Annual Conference -San Antonio, Texas

Post date: 05/16/2014
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering invites engineering and technology educators, students, and industry professionals to the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Gulf-Southwest (GSW) Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Menger Hotel on March 25-27, 2015.
Conference Flyer
For more info, visit http://engineering.utsa.edu/~aseegsw2015/

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