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.



The Navy's cutting-edge method of launching aircraft faces reliability issues

For more than 60 years, the U.S. Navy has relied on steam power to catapult planes off the decks of aircraft carriers, leaving behind a telltale trail of steam rising from the track. Story by: Samantha Masunaga

BEPS - Bus Exportable Power Supply

Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System

As part of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded project, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM), and Hagerty Consulting have teamed together to develop a prototype Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System. The concept of a bus powering a building—once an offbeat notion—has now become closer to a reality.

2016 COMET Conference


On January 30-February 1, 2018, Qualitrol and Austin Energy sponsored the fourth annual Condition-Based Online Monitoring of Electric Assets (COMET) conference at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Have an Energy Problem—Hydrogen May Be the Answer

Mr. Mike Lewis, CEM Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program lead, provides his input on the problems facing electric vehicles.

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.