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: 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

In The News: Alabama among 16 schools picked for Camaro competition: Schools working to redesign car into high-performance hybrid-electric

The University of Alabama is among 16 universities selected nationwide for a four-year EcoCar contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a high-performance hybrid-electric car, with goals of reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its muscle-car performance. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Florence Times-Daily, WDEF CBS 12, The Republic, Lakeland Ledger

‘Vision is Reality’: With the opening of the final building, UA ready for a new era of engineering and science

Just 15 years ago, the area between the engineering buildings on The University of Alabama campus and the Bryce Hospital land used to be the back edge of campus — driven through and walked across, but nothing else. So, when an artist’s rendering of the four-building engineering and science complex… Read more