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.


Homopolar Welding

The Potential of Homopolar-Generator Welding

Imagine a technology that could weld a circumferential seam of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in less than three seconds. It turns out the technology, an ultrahigh-power forge-resistance process called homopolar-generator (HPG) welding, has been around for decades.


Unmanned Aerial System Charrette Report Issued

The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL), in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin (UT), conducted a charrette focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on 25 Oct 2018 at the UT campus.

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New Ultrafast Device Welds Bridge Parts in Seconds

The researchers are using a method known as homopolar welding, which utilizes a Homopolar Generator (HPG) to enable the joining of various metals at a much larger scale than before and in a fraction of the time it takes with existing technologies.

Army Futures Command

Commentary: Why Texas must embrace innovation and infrastructure

Facing growing cost and limited resources to maintain our infrastructure suggests it is time for innovation. And Texas is the place.

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.