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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

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTSA!
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that prepare students for future challenges and opportunities.
Our programs include a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (an ABET accredited undergraduate program), a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a M.S. in Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, which is a joint effort with Southwest Research Institute. In addition to these four degrees, we also offer a certificate in oil and gas area.
We have multiple undergraduate scholarships and research opportunities available to our undergraduate students. Graduate fellowships are also available for both our masters and doctoral students.
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Quick Facts about the ME Department at UTSA



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ME Seminar Series

January 2016 29

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Almer, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Biomechanics studies at the APS using high-energy x-rays

February 2016 12

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Harris Edge, U.S. Army Research Lab
Title: Unmanned systems research at U.S. Army Research Laboratory

February 2016 26

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Beibei Ren, Texas Tech University
Title: Uncertainty and Disturbance Estimator (UDE)-based Robust Control and its Applications

March 2016 11

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Weiyong Gu, University of Miami
Title: Multiscale and Multi-physics Modelling of Human Intervertebral Disc

April 2016 1

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Hakan Basagaoglu, Southwest Research Institute
Title: Algorithms and Modeling of the Motility of Chemotactic Particles in Fluids in Geometrically Complex Domains

April 2016 15

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Monson, University of Utah
Title: Unraveling Traumatic Brain Injury - Vascular Damage

Degree Programs

Catalog and Prerequiste Changes effective Spring 2016

Undergraduate Degrees


Graduate Degrees


Doctoral Degrees


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News and Announcements

Dr. Krystel Castillo Wins Best Paper Award at ISERC 2016

Post date: 03/28/2016
Dr. Krystel Castillo's paper, "Stochastic multi-objective simulated annealing for the optimization of machining parameters," has been selected as the winner of the ISERC 2016 Manufacturing and Engineering Design Track Best Paper Award.

Doctoral students Krishnan Krishnaiyer and Sue Stankus are finalists in the 3MT Finals Competition

Post date: 03/23/2016
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is proud to announce that mechanical engineering Doctoral students Krishnan Krishnaiyer and Sue Stankus have been selected to compete in the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Finals Competition on Friday, March 25th in the UC Retama Auditorium from 1:00-4:00pm.3MT is a competition providing graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research in 3 minutes or less and is sponsored by the UTSA Graduate School and Graduate Student Association. The preliminary competition was held earlier this week, Krishnan and Sue were selected with 19 other students to participate in the finals. Come join in the research fun and cheer on our mechanical engineering students, as well as vote for your favorite researchers to receive the People's Choice Award!

Kiran Bhaganagar receives Army Grant to Detect Chemical Terrorist Attacks using Drones

Post date: 11/02/2015
UTSA researcher, an expert on turbulence Kiran Bhaganagar gets funded by Department of the Army US Army Contracting Command, Edgewood Division to conduct aboriginal research that provides fast response for detection of terrorist chemical attacks. Among the weapons of Mass Destruction, chemical warfare is probably one of the most brutal created by mankind. To date, we do not have a technology in place that can predict the direction and path of these chemical agents. Kiran Bhaganagar, Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering with team members Daniel Pack, Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Hatim Sharif, Professor of Civil Engineering are developing novel simulator that solves 4-D nonlinear equations of turbulence, atmospheric physics and chemistry simultaneously, and integrated with robotic drones. This novel ideas uses the data from drones at a single location, feeds this information into the complicated fluid-chemistry simulation model to track the location and the path of the chemical agent. All this needs to be done in less than few minutes. The simulations will be performed on Bhaganagar's in-house supercomputing cluster "Himalaya". The award of $260K also includes plan to expand this existing supercomputer by adding 19000 GPU cores.

Dr. Krystel Castillo has been awarded the College of Engineering 2014 Research Award

Post date: 05/18/2015

COE Research Award

Dr. Justin Wilkerson received 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Post date: 05/18/2015
About Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

COE Research Award