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 Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

More than 450 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 28-30. Read more

In The News: University of Alabama students test drive electric ‘muscle’ car

The white Chevrolet Camaro with the University of Alabama script A on the front still sounded like the muscle car that the name implies as it sped around the airport tarmac Friday, but under the hood, its guts have transformed during the last four years as a team of students… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center, Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent that was invented by trainers and mechanical engineering students at Alabama and is now ubiquitous in major football. The co-inventors are Jeff Allen, Thomas… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBCsports.com, AL.com, Tuscaloosa News, Austin American-Statesman, SEC Country.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Yahoo!, Saturday Down South, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Campus Sports, WHNT-CBS (Huntsville), WCNN-AM (Atlanta, Georgia)

In The News: EAP University Grant Competition Winners For 2017

We had some fantastic submissions to the 2017 EAP University Grant Program! Applicants used STK to demonstrate their problem solving and creating thinking. Selecting the top scenario was a challenging decision, but we are happy to announce the following winners … 3rd Place: Adam Benabbou from University of Alabama: ‘Use of… Read more

Sources: Public

In The News: NSF welcomes Linda Blevins as Engineering deputy assistant director

The National Science Foundation has appointed Linda Blevins to serve as deputy assistant director for the Directorate for Engineering…She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, her master’s degree at Virginia Tech, and her Ph.D. at Purdue University, all in mechanical engineering. Read more

Sources: National Science Foundation