Research Overview

Faculty and student researchers in the Department of Engineering Technology use known or emerging technologies and apply advanced science, engineering and mathematics to solve today's toughest industrial problems. Opportunities abound for Engineering Technology students to engage in deploying solutions to a variety of industry-led problems, conduct field work or assist faculty in research projects funded by industry, state or federal sources.

Graduate students engage in a variety of applied engineering research problems to complete a Project or a Thesis.

Research Areas

Some of the research areas in the engineering technology department include:

  • Full scale structure testing and analysis using wireless sensor networks
  • Wind and earthquake engineering
  • High-rise building testing and analysis
  • Thin-walled, cold-formed steel structures and computational mechanics
  • Structural stability
  • Data mining and process simulation
  • Quality systems design
  • Quality management in construction
  • Green and sustainable building
  • Green manufacturing/Design for waste and pollution prevention
  • Analog and mixed signal IC design and simulation
  • VLSI architectures
  • Biomedical optics and electronic instrumentation
  • Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) components and networking
  • Guided wave and free-space optical interconnects
  • Polymer-based integrated optics
  • Electromechanical systems control and automation
  • Corrosion analysis and abatement
  • Microlubrication in machining
  • Mechanical behavior of materials and microstructure relationships
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Fracture and failure of structural materials, nanoscale deformation and surface mechanics
  • Building energy conservation
  • Stirling engine cycle
  • Tool design
  • Thermal management of high power devices
  • Energy efficient building technologies
  • Spray-based cooling
  • Characterization of piezoelectric materials
  • Modeling of piezoelectric devices
  • Nondestructive testing

Research Facility and Labs

The Department of Engineering Technology is located at Discovery Park, a world-class research and learning facility located about 4 miles north of the main UNT campus.

Graduate and undergraduate students work side-by-side with knowledgeable faculty while engage in exciting research in some of the nation’s most impressive state-of-the-art industry-supported laboratories and computer-aided research facilities, including:


Engineering Manufacturing Facility

The Engineering Manufacturing Facility (EMF) provides fabrication, laser engraving, machining and 3D printing services to faculty and students for their research projects, senior design projects.