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Mechanical Engineering: Research Interests

UTEP Office of Research and Sponsored Projects


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.


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.


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 



Research Facilities:


  • 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)


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

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