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.


Hydrogen Pipeline

Opinion: Texas has the workforce and leadership to invest in hydrogen. By Bob Hebner

The Texas Gulf Coast does not produce great surfing waves, but the state’s culture of innovation makes it possible for us to catch big waves of emerging technology and ride them gracefully to economic growth.

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Resiliency in a Time of Crisis

CEM Engineers, Mike Lewis and Bob Hebner, published an article in the May 2020 special issue of the IEEE Smart Grid eNewsletter entitled, “Pandemic Implications on Power Systems”.

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UT’s Paraffin Heater Sparks Interest in the US and Canada

The US currently operates with over 500,000 oil wells. Among these operating wells, it is common for the annulus between the well tubing and the sucker rod to become clogged by paraffin where oil should flow during production.

Bell and ARL

Bell/ARL Collaboration successfully demonstrates micro UAS flight

In December, researchers initially met at the Ft. Worth facility to demonstrate a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) concept vehicle in support of Future Vertical Lift. In January, ARL South brought the same demonstration to the UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) in support of a visit by the Army Rapid Equipping Force Lead, Col. Bookard.

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.