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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.
Read the whole Chair's welcome message

Quick Facts about the ME Department at UTSA

Congratulations Graduates!

The Department of Mechanical Engineering would like to congratulate and commemorate our Spring and Summer 2016 graduating masters and doctoral students on their excellent achievement!

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Graduates

ME Seminar Series

September 2016 6

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 2PM-3PM
Speaker: Dr. Liguo Zhao
Title: Computational Analysis of Mechanical Stress-Strain Interaction of a Bioresorbable Scaffold with Blood Vessel

September 2016 9

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 12PM-1PM
Speaker: Jae Hoon Lee
Title: Recent Researches of Robotics Laboratory in Ehime University

September 2016 23

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Prahlad Menon Gopalakrishna
Title: Computational surgical planning for cardiovascular procedures: bridging the gap between imaging and surgical practice

October 2016 21

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 8AM-1PM
Speaker: ME Doctoral Students
Title: Doctoral Student Research Topics

October 2016 28

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Santiago Orrego
Title: On the Reduction in Fracture Resistance of Human Dentin by Biofilm Attacks

December 2016 2

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Karen Lozano
Title: TBD

December 2016 6

Place: BSE 2.102. Time: 11AM-12PM
Speaker: Dr. Eva (E. M.) Campo
Title: TBA

Degree Programs

Catalog and Prerequiste Changes effective Spring 2016

Undergraduate Degrees


Graduate Degrees


Doctoral Degrees


Inside ME


News and Announcements

ME Students Receive 1st Place in Best Poster Award and 3rd Place in Best Paper Award

Post date: 09/19/2016
During the Annual Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering conference on Engineering Lean and 6 Sigma conference, Krishnan Krishnaiyer (3rd from left in the picture), one of our PhD students under Dr. F. Chen's supervision, received first place in the Best Poster Award; the paper by MS student Mario Aboytee (2nd from left in the picture) and 4 other UTSA students (Hernan Chavez, Krishnan Krishnaiyer, Sue Stankus, and Milad Taherkhorsandi) and two faculty (Krystel Castillo and F. Frank Chen) received 3rd place in the Best Paper Award.

Drs. Adel Alaeddini and Justin Wilkerson received AFOSR YIP Awards

Post date: 09/14/2016
Adel Alaeddini and Justin Wilkerson, two assistant professors in the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering, have been named award recipients of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program. They are among only 56 researchers in the nation who received AFOSR funding this year. Both Alaeddini and Wilkerson will each receive $360k over the next three years. More

Dr. Wan Receives Institute of Industrial Engineers Award

Post date: 09/12/2016
Hung-Da Wan, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Lean Teaching Award for 2015. The award was offered by IIE's Lean Division for the remarkable work Wan has been doing to advance the knowledge and practice of lean concepts. The lean division's teaching award is given out annually to honor the services of a person or group of people who have developed curriculum and disseminated courses in the subject area.

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!