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: What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alabama, said the strategy could prove dangerous if fuel prices increase or… Read more

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Sisterhood and STEM: Social sorority focuses on science, technology, engineering and math

Sisterhood and STEM go hand in hand for the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. A.O.E. is a social and professional sorority for women involved in any science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, field. This organization helps women during their time in school by providing professional advice about succeeding… Read more

Foundations for the Future: Society Equips Students to Achieve Full Potential

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and at The University of Alabama. The Society for Women Engineers got its start at the University in 1976. Since its… Read more

Leading the Way: Women Engineering Professors at UA

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research as well as their efforts to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers. For Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, electrical and computer… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

UA engineering students return from year working, studying in Germany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama exchange program is combining automotive engineering and the German language to create unique opportunities for students to expand and explore their future careers. Two Steps Ahead is an international German exchange program through the College of Engineering that was started about five years… Read more

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more

In The News: The U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks announced the launch of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), revealing the 12 competing universities and the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition … The participating universities include: Colorado State… Read more

Sources: Geospatial World, Forward Geek, Fox 40 (Vestal, New York), Morning Star, Executive Biz, NGT News, Renewable Energy Magazine, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, Aftermarket News, Driver News, ECN Mag, Fox 6 (Birmingham), Crimson White, OEM Off-Highway

In The News: AU, UA team up for $2M project to make diesel fuel burn cleaner

Auburn University researchers are working on a bio-based additive to make diesel fuel burn cleaner as part of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will see researchers at the University of Alabama help test the blend. The $2 million project led by Auburn is part of about $10… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News