Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering will provide a high quality education in metallurgical and materials engineering with emphasis on student-centered research and scholarly activities, service to community and industry, and professional practice in metallurgical and materials engineering, all conducted in an environment that celebrates discovery and diversity.

UA engineering professor named AVS Fellow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama metallurgical and materials engineering professor has received an American Vacuum Society Fellow award for her contributions to disciplines related to materials, interfaces and processing. Dr. Subhadra Gupta has been named a 2018 AVS Fellow for her research in thin film and vacuum technology… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

END USER: Capstone Engineer Q&A

Dr. Viola L. Acoff, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, was the first African American female faculty member in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Hired in 1994, Acoff received all three of her materials engineering degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has 20 years’… Read more

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more

In The News: How Dr. Acoff inspires interest in materials science

Jackson State University physics grad Derrick Stokes is a new breed of materials scientist. In the photo taken during his time at The University of Alabama, where he was a Bridge to the Doctorate fellow, he is seen working with Dr. Viola Acoff, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, in a… Read more

Sources: U.S. Black Engineer

In The News: US Army Research Lab Scientists Creating Atomic-Level 3D Reconstructions of Specimens

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is responsible for plenty of innovative 3D printing research over the years, such as 3D printing drones and working with recycled 3D printing material … Dr. Hornbuckle himself developed the probe during his time as a graduate student at the University of Alabama. Army scientists and other researchers now ask… Read more

Sources: 3-D Print, APG News, 3D Printing Industry, Inside 3D Printing

In The News: Sandia materials scientist looks to inspire students through STEM program

For Sandia materials scientist Olivia Underwood, volunteering with HMTech has been one way to make a difference in the community. This is her second year working with the program and her first year as an instructor. In her class — “What is Materials Science?” — students learned how to identify… Read more

Sources: Sandia National Laboratories