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.


Rural Power Lines

CEM to Lead Rural Energy Grid Project

The Department of Energy has selected the Center for Electromechanics (CEM) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to lead a new $1.6 million project to develop the technology needed to bring the reliable and efficient emerging electrical grid to rural parts of Texas and the nation.


CEM Director Published in IEEE Spectrum

CEM’s director, Dr. Robert Hebner, contributed a paper published in IEEE Spectrum: “Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid”

Dallas News

CEM Director Article in the Dallas News

CEM’s director, Dr. Robert Hebner, contributed an article published in the Dallas News: “What the coal industry can learn from semiconductors about survival”

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.