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.


Waco Tribune

State Needs Accurate Barbecue Measurements

CEM's Bob Hebner has been featured in a Texas Perspectives op-ed.


Nation's New Aircraft Carrier Enters Next Phase at Shipyard

The USS Gerald R. Ford has returned to the Virginia shipyard for a year of planned upgrades and fixes.

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2018 ONR Controls Workshop

On March 22-23, 2018, CEM’s own Dr. Xianyong Feng attended the 2018 ONR Control Workshop at Arlington, TX. The main focus of this workshop includes modeling and simulation of wideband-gap semiconductors, system-level controls for shipboard power systems and microgrids, dc system fault management, and hardware-in-the-loop simulation tests. Dr. Feng presented the MVDC fault management work for shipboard power systems. The on-going MVDC fault test work at UT-CEM will evaluate various emerging protection approaches for both short-circuit faults and series arc faults. Click HERE to access all the event presentations.

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Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)

CEM’s own Scott Pish attended the AMTS at Drexel University in Philadelphia March 28th & 29th. The AMTS is a biennial conference hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers to provide technical presentations, expert panels, and networking opportunities. Click the Event link above to review his paper, “Compact Permanent Magnet Power Supply for Mobile Directed Energy” co-authored by Ray Zowarka, Jon Hahne, Joe Beno, Matt Tillman, & Richard Hayes.

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Secretary Pablos Hosts First NASA Innovation Day

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today hosted the first-ever NASA Innovation Day! NASA representatives paid a visit to the UT JJ Pickle Research Campus and CEM during the afternoon session to discuss new ways of collaborating to catalyze improved innovation between NASA and UT.

Application Areas

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.