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Industry Partners

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Industry and corporate supporters of the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering help enhance the educational and extracurricular experiences of our students, as well as our research output. Partners can support senior design projects, research priorities, student scholarships, programs and more.

For more information on how you or your company can help support Texas Mechanical Engineering and for general information about the student programs companies can support, visit the Cockrell School's Industry Engagement webpage.


Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Ranked No. 10 in U.S.

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering's undergraduate program has once again been named one of the nation’s top mechanical engineering programs in the country. In the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings, our undergraduate program ranked No. 10.

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Yuanyue Liu Receives the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Yuanyue Liu, assistant professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

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Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab Construction Permit Application Accepted for Formal Review

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has docketed Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor. This is in collaboration with NEXT Research Alliance which includes The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT Austin EcoCAR Team Participates in the EcoCAR EV Challenge Fall 2022 Workshop

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the 13 university teams in North America set to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge, a prestigious collegiate competition to re-engineer state-of-the-art vehicles and prepare students for the future.

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Centenarian of Energy Innovation

Happy 100th Birthday to John B. Goodenough, professor and Nobel Laureate. On July 22nd, a group of students, colleagues, and friends gathered at UT Austin to celebrate his life and world-changing work.

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