Dr. Alan M. Lane

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Lane's research focused on heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis applied to fuel cells and the hydrogen economy, along with new interests in batteries and photovoltaics. PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells require hydrogen as a fuel. Hydrogen is made by reacting a fuel with air and/or water. Purification requires water-gas shift and preferential oxidation steps… Read more about Dr. Alan M. Lane

In The News: Professor doubles as musician

At open mics all around Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alan Lane becomes Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, playing blues and folk music at clubs in the area. Lane, a chemical engineering professor, started playing music as a child growing up in Portland, Oregon. He did not start putting out recorded material or playing… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Engineering professor makes name for himself in musical world

Alan Lane is not the typical chemical engineering professor: He doubles as Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, singer and songwriter. With a head of gray hair and a face framed by a matching beard, Lane started performing for audiences late in his life. Having learned guitar in middle school, he kept music… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: College of Engineering sees growth

Ten years, four buildings and $270,222,013 later, the Science and Engineering Quad on the northeast side of campus is home to new laboratories and state-of-the-art technology. Shelby Hall, named for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and completed in 2004, has 70 research labs, five teaching labs, and a number of offices… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White