UT Mechanical Engineering Program

UT Austin has a innovative Mechanical Engineering program. UT Austin research spans a diverse set of areas including Nuclear and Radiation Engineering, Clean Energy Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Design. The University of Texas at Austin is part of a consortium of four universities designing a new nuclear research reactor to advance research in clean energy. “Nuclear energy is already our most effective tool against climate change,” said Derek Haas, assistant professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and lead of the UT Austin team. “The molten salt research reactor will provide the United States a testbed to develop the next generation of even safer, more efficient nuclear reactors.” External content.