Zhiwei Fang, a materials engineering graduate student in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, received the prestigious MRS Graduate Student Award for best materials science graduate research at the 2021 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting.

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)

Four graduate students with the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering have been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

Growing up picking cotton on his family’s ranch in Austin, Texas, Milton Lee thought his future had already been written. That was, until a STEM teacher at his segregated school showed him the possibility of another path.

Nearly three years after the milestone gift from J. Mike Walker, the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas continues to improve research, facilities, and student experiences.

Dr. Ann Majewicz Fey is currently an Associate Professor in the Walker Department of Engineering. Her research focus is Surgical Robotics, Haptics, Teleoperation, and Surgical Skill Assessment. She also is a part of Texas Robotics where she works on Medical, Rehabilitive, and Surgical Robotics, Teleoperation, Haptics, and Wearable Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Dynamics and Control.

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Professor Guihua Yu, has recently been awarded the prestigious Brimacombe Medalist by The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Dr. Raghu Bollapragada is currently an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Engineering. His is a part of the Operations Research and Industrial Engineering program on optimization methodologies and machine learning.