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.


Junim Texas Engineer Magazine

Autonomy Just Got Personal

Texas Engineer Magazinge - Junmin Wang, director of the Mobility Systems Laboratory in the Cockrell School’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and considered one of the world’s leading minds in autonomous vehicle research, is reluctant to use words like “autonomy” when discussing his work, opting instead for “personalized” as a more appropriate, less jarring description.

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Dielectric Materials and Microelectronics/Electrical Applications Workshop

Wide band gap (WBG) semiconductors are delivering on the promise of higher power and energy density circuits. In doing so, they are also opening an opportunity for a new generation of dielectric materials.

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Bell/ARL Collaboration successfully demonstrates micro UAS flight

Collaborations between Bell and ARL have met some remarkable milestones. In December researchers initially met at the Ft Worth facility to demonstrate a small Unmanned Air System (sUAS) vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) concept vehicle in support of Future Vertical Lift.

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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.