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: Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

 Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers. Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Students learn about engineering through UA visit

Abigail Miller does not know who she wants to be when she grows up, but she likes knowing what is out there in the world for her. Abigail, a fourth-grader from Myrtlewood Elementary School, was one of nearly 1,000 students from the area to see careers up close during “E-Day,”… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Middle and high school students invited to UA’s E-Day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Students from across the state have been invited to the Capstone to learn about the University’s engineering program. The University of Alabama College of Engineering is hosting E-Day on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event is an invitation for sixth through… Read more

In The News: Alabama Power Intern Works To Make Her Dream A Reality

Katie Wright is building on four terms as a co-op student to continue her growth with Southern Company as a part-time intern …  Katie knew she couldn’t achieve this goal on her own, so she applied for the University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association Scholarship to help fund her education.… Read more

Sources: Public, Southern Company: News Center Stories

In The News: Event connects students, faculty, research and pizza

Students and professors gathered in Gorgas Library on Monday to munch and meet. The event, called “Pizza and Professors” connected students and professors with pizza and potential research partners. The event started with free pizza, followed by a brief two-minute introduction from each professor about his or her research. After the… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: UA part of German engineering exchange program

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program. “This is big business for us,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, an engineering professor and executive director of UA’s Center for Advanced… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA’s relationship with Mercedes evolves into partnership

As University of Alabama Chancellor emeritus Malcolm Portera tells it, Tuscaloosa was in a “world of hurt” in the early 1980s. The area had lost four manufacturers under the pressure of international competition for steel and the beginning of the end for cut-and-sew textile operations in the state, he said.… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: National Science Foundation grant funds engineering preparatory class

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to start three preparatory classes and a scholarship fund in an effort to address student retention. The grant will fund a one-credit preparatory class offered to students the semester before taking one of three gateway courses.… Read more

Sources: Fort Payne Times-Journal