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Donald Siegel Named New Chair of Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has named Donald Siegel, a professor at the University of Michigan and an internationally recognized computational materials scientist, as the next chair of UT’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering. He will assume his position on Sept. 1, 2021, succeeding the department’s current chair, Rick Neptune.

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Tanya Hutter Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Funding for Women in Science

Dr. Tanya Hutter, an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering has been selected as a winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – 2021 Ambassador Fund for her program Women Ahead of Their Time.

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Professor Guihua Yu Selected as 2021 Blavatnik National Awards Honoree for Young Scientists

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Professor Guihua Yu, has just been selected for 2021 Class of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards Honorees for Young Scientists.

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Joesph Beaman Wins International Award for Production Engineering

Dr. Joesph Beaman, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been honored with the General Pierre Nicolau Award from the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP)

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Our Nobel Laureate

On December 10, 2019, John B. Goodenough received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.

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John Goodenough Nobel prize

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Undergraduate  & Graduate Mechanical Engineering Program


Nobel Prize Recipient


Years of Excellence in Education


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