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: 3-D printing provides innovative solutions: The University has multiple 3-D printing initiatives that give students the opportunity to solve problems with interdisciplinary teams

When the desktop computer first hit the market, it was a novel technology, but nobody really knew what to make of it. Only after college students put the computer to work in new, useful applications did it become the indispensable gadget that it is today. If the history of the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia Hills native knew early on he wanted to work at the Alabama car plant full time. As a group leader… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: 50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay: UA College of Engineering ranked 31st

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700 Read more

Sources: Forbes.com

In The News: UA students going to NASA competition

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against other robots by navigating an obstacle course that will simulate the surface of Mars. The robots must collect Martian soil… Read more

Sources: WVUA TV

In The News: National Science Foundation presents award for powered prosthesis development

The National Science Foundation awarded Xiangrong Shen, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama college of Engineering, the CAREER Award to assist in his work on a powered prosthesis that mimics natural joints. Read more

Sources: Healio, OandP.com, Rehab Management, AZ Robotics, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42