• COMET 2015 COMET 2015
  • Canfield Joint Canfield Joint Researchers advance space applications through development of a high-precision full hemispherical pointing/ attitude control capability with much needed vibration isolation
  • H2 Bus H2 Bus CEM supports Austin’s own CapMetro and other transit authorities evaluate alternative fuel transit vehicles
  • Hydrothermal Liquefaction Hydrothermal Liquefaction Solar-driven hydrothermal liquefaction allows biowaste to be converted to crude oil in a matter of minutes
  • EM Launch EM Launch CEM’s Electromagnetic Launch and Projectile Soft Catch Recovery System for high acceleration test articles
  • Composites Composites CEM hydroburst testing protocols provide testing standards for emerging composite materials

     

The center

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is true to their motto, “What Starts Here Changes the World”.  The Center for Electromechanics (CEM) supports this goal as a leading applied research unit.  Researchers at the Center are recognized for expertise in advanced energy storage and power generation rotating machines for both intermittent and continuous duty applications. For the past four decades, CEM has served as a key contributor to the University’s success in research, education, and service to the community.

RESEARCH

CEM is focused on state-of-the-art research, with facilities and equipment for staff engineers to design, build, and test first-of-a-kind prototypes.  With a proven track record in technology transfer to both government and industry sponsors, CEM researchers are experienced in working on small and large projects with industry and understand commercial pressures and time-scales.  The Center draws upon the creativity, knowledge, and experience of the academic faculty for real-world multi-disciplinary solutions.

EDUCATION

Both undergrad and graduate UT students join CEM researchers in development and testing of new technologies.  This hands-on education not only provides UT students with must-have real-world experience, but also provides a conduit for technology transfer to research sponsors.  Students gain important exposure to emerging technologies and leading edge designs essential for a sustainable energy future.  Moreover, CEM brings as often as possible the enthusiasm and creativity of students to industrial problems so companies can not only add new technologies to their product lines but can also hire recent graduates with highly relevant experience.

SERVICE

CEM serves UT as an effective interface to industry.  CEM often called upon to consult with large consortiums to solve the world’s toughest problems.  CEM has helped multiple companies improve existing products through emerging technologies.  Center researchers take pride in providing the highest quality solutions.

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Job Posting

CEM is currently seeking young, dynamic, hands-on engineers! Please use the links below to apply:
REA I - Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate I
UT Job Posting (can be shared with any potential applicants)

REA II - Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II
UT Job Posting (can be shared with any potential applicants)


EM Launch

Grid Solutions
June 2015 - The Electromagnetic Launch System (EMALS) designed by UT-CEM to use electromagnetic power to launch aircraft instead of the traditional steam catapult has reached another testing milestone! Naval Technology.com reports “US Navy conducts first full-speed catapult shots using EMALS on CVN 78” Latest reports are the Gerald Ford is still on track for completion and go into service by March 31, 2016.


May 2015 - University of Texas at Austin perspective on “The Role of Microgrids”


Grid Solutions


By Casey Claiborne

“Austin-based 'TreeHouse' first retailer to get Tesla's 'Powerwall”
CEM’s Director Dr. Robert Hebner comments on Tesla’s Powerwall Announcement:

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