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Mechanical Engineering wins Provost Committee for Staff award
November 10, 2023
The UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering staff was honored with the 2023 Provost Committee for Staff (PCS) Outstanding Workgroup Award. Read More...

Pleil selected for Outstanding Supervisor Award
October 16, 2023
Matthias Pleil, a research professor and lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as one of the two recipients of this year’s Outstanding Supervisor Award, given by UNM Staff Council. Read More...

Jackson leading National Science Foundation project to innovate graduate STEM education
October 11, 2023
In an ideal world, every student who graduates from the School of Engineering would acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities required to easily transition to the industrial workforce, allowing them to make an immediate impact. Read More...

UNM student spends summer at Department of Homeland Security internship to develop tool to predict crime
August 4, 2023
Thanks to taking a chance on an opportunity he never dreamed he’d have, a School of Engineering student spent the summer at an internship at George Mason University developing a software tool that uses artificial intelligence to model and predict criminal activity. Read More...

More than just a score: Competing in international FSAE EV contest adds up for UNM students
July 20, 2023
The saying that it’s about the journey, not the destination, would be an apt way to think about The University of New Mexico’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineering (FSAE) LOBOmotorsports team. Read More...

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...