Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian

Auto Focus: College Working with Auto Industry for Tomorrow’s Vehicles, Workforce

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in electrical drive and batteries, and with this move comes more questions we can research and analyze,” said Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian… Read more

In The News: UA starts exchange program

When the plant manager at Mercedes-Benz expressed to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner the need for German-speaking engineers in his company, the college of engineering collaborated to form a program which incorporated the study of mechanical, electrical and automative engineering with the study of the German language. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama Mercedes worker: ‘This job has changed me as a person.’

University of Alabama engineering professor Bharat Balasubramanian said another reason Mercedes is considered a top employer is its emphasis on training and the continued qualification of its staff and engineering and factory workers. Balasubramanian spent 15 years as head of engineering research and development at Mercedes. “Mercedes has invested a… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Mercedes accelerating Alabama operation with two new models, workforce expansion

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – For Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, it all began with the M-Class, a groundbreaking automobile that’s credited with creating the premium SUV segment… Bharat Balasubramanian, a University of Alabama engineering professor who spent 15 years as head of engineering research and development at Mercedes, said it’s important for the state… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating: Former Mercedes Engineer Comes to the College

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be proud to have the wherewithal to buy the premium luxury vehicle, but he’s not bragging about his new toy. Rather… Read more