Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama will educate students at all degree levels to meet the current and future engineering needs of Alabama and the United States. We, as faculty and staff, will educate and guide these students to have desirable professional capabilities in applied and theoretical engineering knowledge, strong professional leadership skills, and a strong sense of responsibility to serve their profession and community. As part of the mission of a student-centered research institution, faculty will direct students in conducting useful engineering research that results in peer-reviewed publications.

In The News: NFL adopting Alabama’s medical evaluation tent for sideline

The NFL is already littered with former Alabama players on rosters. Now, it’s taking an idea born in Tuscaloosa and making it a standard policy on sidelines. Following the conclusion of the NFL owners meeting today in Chicago, Roger Goodell announced that medical tents will now be used on sidelines… Read more

Sources: Medical Health News, YellowHammer, NBC Sports

In The News: Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to putting students before profits has published a ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs highlighting schools that put education before their bottom line … The University of Alabama placed first in this ranking for its Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.… Read more

Sources: NBC 3 (Louisville, Kentucky)

In The News: UA team preparing for NASA robotics competition

At about 1 a.m. Monday, Rebecca Dietz noticed something wrong with “MARTE.” Dietz, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, and several other members of the Alabama Astrobotics team were testing “MARTE,” a robotic excavator they had built, in the back of Hardaway Hall when the digging… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

In The News: UA Students Develop Lightweight Hood Fused With Graphene

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter hood, proving a cutting-edge material can work on a consumer car. Read more

Sources: Graphene Entrepreneur, Graphene-Info, R&D