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.

UA News: UA Start-Up Companies Prep for July 12 Launchpad Presentations

Cell phones that charge wirelessly, orthopedic implants that safely degrade inside the body, and a social network designed to connect those in the construction industry: these are the central concepts behind three University of Alabama start-up companies competing July 12 in a statewide business competition. Read more

UA News: UA Lunabotics Team to Defend Title

After winning first place in last year’s NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, a team of students called Alabama Lunabotics from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will return to the competition May 20 at Kennedy Space Center. Read more

UA News: NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships

The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than 13,000 applicants. Read more

Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating: Former Mercedes Engineer Comes to the College

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be proud to have the wherewithal to buy the premium luxury vehicle, but he’s not bragging about his new toy. Rather… Read more

Defending its Turf: Alabama Lunabotics tries to repeat championship

They won’t be marching into a stadium on May 20, but Alabama Lunabotics will be returning to Kennedy Space Center with the same goal as many other University of Alabama students: defending their title as champions. Last year the team of UA and Shelton State Community College students won the… Read more

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to go along with it,” said Gravitt, a native of Columbiana, Ala. “I didn’t think it would be useful or beneficial… Read more