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Benjamin A. Black

Dr. Ben A. Black is a Marketing Development Manager for Power Electronics Real-Time Test atĀ National InstrumentsĀ and a Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned hisĀ Ph.D.in 2007 from theĀ George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focused in the use of passive haptic robotics for teleoperation. From 2007 through 2012, he worked as a System Engineer at National Instruments focusing on advanced control and advanced simulation projects. In that work, he has functioned as a consultant both internally and externally to assist with large customers and high-priority projects, mainly in the use of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for high speed simulation and high speed control. He has worked on interesting projects that have been as mission critical as a three-phase inverter controller for generating a micro-grid or anĀ FPGA-based simulation of a permanent magnet synchronous machine usingĀ FEA-based look up tables for the model parameters and as entertaining as anĀ FPGA-controlled home brewery that sat on the Expo Floor of NI Week 2012. He also dedicates a significant amount of time to volunteer as an Executive Committee Member of the Central Texas FIRST LEGO League where he oversees and facilitates the judging for 1500+ elementary students that take part in the regional competitions.

News

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Ranked #10 in the Nation

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Joesph Beaman Wins International Award for Production Engineering

Dr. Joesph Beaman, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been honored with the General Pierre Nicolau Award from the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP)

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Alumnus Shares Empowering Journey as a Pioneering Texas Engineer

Growing up picking cotton on his familyā€™s ranch in Austin, Texas, Milton Lee thought his future had already been written. That was, until a STEM teacher at his segregated school showed him the possibility of another path.

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S.V. Sreenivasan Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering has elected S.V. Sreenivasan, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as part of the Class of 2021.

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Our Nobel Laureate

On December 10, 2019, John B. Goodenough received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.

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John Goodenough Nobel prize
 

Research Areas

#10

Undergraduate  & Graduate Mechanical Engineering Program

1

Nobel Prize Recipient

100+

Years of Excellence in Education

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