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Mechanical Engineering: Research Interests

UTEP Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Vision:

The vision of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to accelerate the research and sponsored program enterprise while adhering to university policies and federal regulations.

Mission:

The mission of the ORSP is to provide the following services:

  • proposal development assistance and training;
  • review and provide institiutional endorsement of all applications for external sponsored funding;
  • review, negotiate, and accept awards on behalf of the University;
  • compliance and post-award monitoring and oversight;
  • maintenance of sponsored project data for the University;
  • coordination of institutional review boards for research with human and animal subjects and for biosafety;
  • management of the University's intellectual property; and
  • promotion of entrepreneurial and commercialization activities.

Please note: The vision & mission statements are from ORSP website.

Areas

Research Areas in the department of Mechanical Engineering:

Aerospace and Defence:

  • Advanced Propulsion
  • Structure and Materials

Energy Engineering:

  • Advanced Fossil Power
  • CO2 Capture and Storage
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy

Advanced Manufacturing:

  • Additive Manufacturing Technology
  • 3D Structural Manufacturing 

Centers

Facilities

Research Facilities:

cSETR

  • Goddard Combustion and Propulsion Research Facility
  • Challenger-Columbia Structures and Materials Research Facility

W. M. Keck

  • Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
  • Materials Characterization
  • CNC Machining and Tooling
  • Reverse Engineering and Methology
  • Synthetic and Analytical Chemistry
  • Materials Testing
  • Cell Culture (Tissue Engineering)
  • Electronics (PCB and Silicon)

Instructional

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • Engineering Design and Practice Facility
  • NASA Aerospace Education Laboratory
  • Intelligent Systems Laboratory

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