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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: Univ. of Alabama start-up business presenting a platinum replacement

Could platinum soon become obsolete? AUniversity of Alabama (UA) technology may be the answer to replace this precious metal. Zhichao Shan and Archana Panikar, UA chemistry graduate students; Dr. Shanlin Pan, a UA associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Arunava Gupta, a UA professor of chemistry and chemical and biological… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama, Your Houston News, Birmingham Business Journal

UA News: UA Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Platinum Alternative

A University of Alabama business start-up team, composed of students focusing on a less costly replacement for the precious metal platinum, will compete against other entrepreneurs in the first round of the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Competition Jan. 23. Read more

In The News: UA startup places second overall

The University of Alabama is home to more than a dozen startup companies that span across multiple fields of study. Some of these include 2b Electronic, whose main focus is on providing more affordable and portable EMG devices to the consumer and 525 Solutions, whose mission is to reduce the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Hurst share major, college experience: Triplets all study engineering

Born July 27, 1990, the Hurst triplets were brought into a family full of Alabama fans. Blake, Garrett and Taylor Hurst grew up in Dothan, Alabama, spending their summers on the lake and helping on their grandparents’ farm. They attended the same school from first grade through high school and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Back when they were students at the University of Alabama’s School of Engineering, Arnar Thors says he and Matt Fitzgerald often collaborated on class assignments and even built race cars together in design competitions.  After graduation, the two worked for several years in Birmingham as engineers before joining forces again… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

‘A Strong Presence’: UA SWE Growing As Efforts to Support Women Engineers Continue

The awards have piled on recently for The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers as the group continues to focus on supporting and advancing women in engineering. In the past two years, the chapter has received the gold and silver level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award from… Read more

All Alone: Alabama Astrobotics Design Innovative Robot

When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like NASA rovers that have explored the Martian surface, robots will have to think for themselves, at least in some aspect.… Read more

Engineering Inc.: Transferring ideas from the College to society benefits educational mission

Natalie Anderson comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents own and manage their own company, but she came to The University of Alabama to study chemical engineering, not business. Now, though, the third-year student is coupling her science and engineering studies with a crash course in business development as… Read more