Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Kuruvilla John

Greetings and welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas! The Department is committed to the education of globally competitive engineers and tomorrow's leaders through innovative curriculum and leading-edge research within the expansive area of mechanical engineering. For companies seeking talented leaders with real-world problem-solving skillsets, this Department is the right place to start.

I am honored and have the great pleasure of chairing the very best combined engineering and engineering technology program in the nation. More than 4,000 alumni have impacted the world for good in our department’s short history and we look forward to many more in the coming years. Our alumni can be found in key positions in some of the leading companies in Texas and worldwide, including Lockheed Martin, NASA, and Schneider Electric.

Here, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we educate today's engineers to be tomorrow's leaders. Students majoring in our department will be able to explore the foundations of mechanical engineering, emphasizing energy, management, or construction. We have both faculty and students currently conducting research in areas such as energy and the environment, robotics and control, sustainable products and systems, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials for energy storage, advanced manufacturing, engineering management, and renewable energy systems. The quality of these programs is reflected in the consistent rise in our undergraduate and graduate national rankings in the US News & World Report.

I invite you to explore our website and see what we offer. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, alumni, or stakeholder, I encourage you to visit UNT to meet our dedicated students, faculty, and staff, and tour our state-of-the-art facilities. If you need additional information about our programs, please feel free to reach out to me personally.

Dr. Kuruvilla John
Professor and Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas 76207
(940) 565-2400