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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.

In The News: Excellence in Education

Morgan Ross of Meridian, Mississippi, who studied metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2019 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. Ross earned 10 scholarship awards during her time at UA. Ross was in the University Honors Program and the Randall Research Scholars Program. Read more

Sources: Meridian Star

UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2019 Outstanding Senior

Morgan Ross, who studied metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2019 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A native of Meridian, Mississippi, she earned 10 different scholarship awards and a 4.08 grade point average during her time at UA. Ross was in the University Honors… Read more

In The News: Carpenter Technology Adds Two Directors to Its Board

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) announced today that Viola L. Acoff and John Hart have been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Carpenter Board now consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are independent directors. Dr. Acoff is currently the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at The University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania)

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