Innovating New Solutions



Mission Statement

Perform leading edge basic and applied research in electrical and mechanical engineering, with a special emphasis on applied engineering leading to prototype development in electromechanical devices and systems with high specific power, force, and/or energy storage or other unique attributes. Imbedded in this mission is educating and developing students and CEM staff members into engineering leaders of tomorrow.

Vision Statement

For CEM to be internationally renowned in its mission area.
For CEM’s people to be internationally renowned in their areas of expertise.


clean freight

CARB announces more than $200 million in new funding

From electric locomotives to zero-emission port equipment, projects to cut diesel pollution in disadvantaged communities

UPS Vehicle

UPS to Deploy Fuel Cell/Battery Hybrids as Zero-Emission Delivery Trucks

Hydrogen fuel cells extend the range of battery-powered trucks now heading for California roads - By Maria Gallucci

Toyota Fuel Cell

Toyota's silent semi made a stop in Plano

Someone found the key for the red semi parked in front of Toyota’s massive Plano, climbed into the cab and started it up.

Waco Tribune

State Needs Accurate Barbecue Measurements

CEM's Bob Hebner has been featured in a Texas Perspectives op-ed.

Application Areas

Our approach involves participation in a continuum of research projects, each contributing to our knowledge base and core competencies while leveraging the results and experiences gained in previous projects. We intend to always be on the forefront of the new age of electrification by applying our fundamental understanding of the technologies involved to an increasing number of novel application areas.