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: Neighbors: Meridian sisters earn ‘outstanding’ honors at Alabama

Sisters Mackenzie and Morgan Ross, of Meridian, were honored for their academic achievements and leadership during Honors Day 2017 at the University of Alabama. Mackenzie, a public relations and political science double major, was selected as the Outstanding Senior. Morgan, a metallurgical and materials engineering major with minors mechanical engineering, computer based honors, and mathematics… Read more

Sources: Meridian Star (Mississippi)

In The News: UA students build car for child with special needs

Charles Carter became emotional watching his son drive a car for the first time Friday. “Tears came into my eyes,” he said. You see, it’s a huge step for a child who can’t walk.  Five-year-old Justin Carter was born without long bones in his arms and legs. “Actually, seeing how limited… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, WALB (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), NASA, Alabama News Center

UA engineering students compete in drone national championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama engineering students will put their drone flying skills to the test this weekend in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. Ben Fischer, freshman aerospace engineering student from Vestavia Hills, and Dylan Marcrum, sophomore mechanical engineering student from Appleton, Wisconsin, were accepted to… Read more

Business, Engineering Majors Win $50,000 in Business Plan Competition

Three undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are ready to take the next step in changing how life-saving medicines are stored and transported after winning the $50,000 grand prize at the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition recently at UA. Read more

In The News: University of Alabama researchers trying to learn how police officers react to ‘shoot, don’t shoot’ situations

Trying to to learn how police officers react to “shoot, don’t shoot” situations, researchers at the University of Alabama are measuring brain waves during virtual reality police training. According to a report on the school’s website, for the past year, researchers Rick Houser, Dan Fonseca and Ryan Cook have used… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (video), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center, Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery)