Dr. J. Brian Jordon

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. J. Brian Jordon is an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama. Dr. Jordon received his doctorate from Mississippi State University in 2008. His research focuses on understanding the influence of microstructure on mechanical behavior in order to model materials and structures for superior performance. His interests include fatigue… Read more about Dr. J. Brian Jordon

In The News: UA Students Develop Lightweight Hood Fused With Graphene

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter hood, proving a cutting-edge material can work on a consumer car. Read more

Sources: Graphene Entrepreneur, Graphene-Info, R&D, R and D Mag

UA Baja Team Preforms Well, Wins an Event at Annual Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Bama Racing performed well in the annual Baja SAE competition, completing the contest held at Tennessee Tech University and winning an event. “This is a good showing for the team,” said John Mitchell, a senior in mechanical engineering from Phenix City and team lead for Bama Racing.… Read more

In The News: Alabama Innovation Fund awards $4.5 million for promising research: UA researchers in mechanical, metallurgical engineering among receipients

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund has awarded nearly $4.5 million to advance research being conducted at universities and other institutions, providing key support for programs that could generate new ventures and create jobs across the state. This year, the Alabama Innovation Fund is funding 14 projects at six… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

Nanomechanical testing by ME Professors Yields Sought-after Journal Article

Drs. Paul Allison and Brian Jordon, assistant professors of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, along with Rich Martens, manager of UA’s Central Analytical Facility, recently published a journal article in Materials Letters on a first-of-its-kind, in-situ scanning electron microscopy, or SEM, nanomechanical experiment to monitor damage in polymer/clay… Read more