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Professor receives Department of Defense funding to develop smart thin films
May 31, 2023
Nathan Jackson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is receiving Department of Defense (DoD) funding to develop new functional thin films that could be utilized in microsystem sensors and actuator applications, including wearable technology, autonomous vehicles, robotics, energy harvesting, and biomedical sensing. Read More...

Good vibrations: Engineering professor earns NSF CAREER Award for new way to harvest energy
May 30, 2023
From smart buildings to the Internet of Things to cyberphysical systems, the technological marvels of our modern world have made things like controlling your kitchen appliances remotely or cars that park themselves a reality. Such advances have changed the way we all live and interact, but that technology has come with a cost: that of increasing power needs. Read More...

UNM leading $5 million, 5-year Rio Grande consortium project for regional workforce development
May 25, 2023
Attracting more engineers, especially those from underrepresented groups, into graduate school and guiding them toward eventual employment with the national labs is the goal of a new consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Read More...

Summary of PNM Chair for Renewable Energy Research accomplishments for 2022-23
April 4, 2023
Since 2019, Yu-Lin Shen, professor and chair of The University of New Mexico Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been the PNM Chair for Renewable Energy Research. Read More...

Mechanical engineering students, faculty win awards at ASEE conference
March 23, 2023
Students and faculty from the UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering attended the ASEE Gulf-Southwest (GSW) Section conference March 15-17 in Denton, Texas, hosted by the University of North Texas, and several came away with awards. Read More...

Engineering professor receives 2023 AFOSR Young Investigator Award
December 15, 2022
Sakineh Chabi, an assistant professor in the UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the recipient of a 2023 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award. Read More...

Engineering professor receives funding for pilot study to develop ways to make vaping safer
December 2, 2022
Vaping is often seen as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, and its popularity has exploded in recent years, especially among young people. Read More...

Mechanical engineering professor author on paper about high-performance telescopes
November 3, 2022
Heng Zuo, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, is one of the authors of a paper that recently was featured in Optica, Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide. Read More...

Engineering students gain valuable research experience at NREL summer program
October 3, 2022
The University of New Mexico is partnering with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, to provide undergraduates with research experience in a rapidly growing and crucial area, as climate change becomes a key issue around the globe. Read More...