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: COLLEGE NEWS: June 10, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2018 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Each year, the College of Engineering inducts a select group of alumni and friends as Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Recognition as a Distinguished Fellow is the highest commendation given… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity. Read more

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post

In The News: Higher gas prices could cause more drivers to switch to electric cars

Electric cars could be one option for drivers to consider as gas prices keep rising as the summer driving season nears. But what they save on gas could end up costing them more in other areas.  “They also have the feel-good feeling that they’re driving without depleting any fossil fuel… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

UA Recognizes Undergrad Randall Research Award Winners

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes and celebrates the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama. Read more

In The News: Setting the Standard for Sensor-Driven HVAC Control

Supported by the Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a University of Alabama team of researchers aims to ensure sensors work efficiently when detecting human movement and occupancy to control HVAC systems and applications. Read more

Sources: ACHR News

In The News: New challenger, Aeroprobe, approaches in the world of metal 3D printing

Aeroprobe a measurement solutions provider known for its sensors used in aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries, has launched a new metal 3D printing subsidiary … In January 2018, the University of Alabama became the first client to receive MELD’s B8 3D printer. Mechanical engineering researcher Paul Allison has been… Read more

Sources: 3D Printing Industry, NRV News (Virginia), Roanoke News and Advance (Virginia), 3ders, CD3D (Poland)