Dr. Charles L. Karr

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Dean’s Office

Dr. Charles L. “Chuck” Karr was appointed Dean of the UA College of Engineering in 2005 after more than 20 years of engineering experience. During his time as Dean, he has overseen impressive growth in enrollment, expansion of the faculty, extension of educational offerings as well as the development of new teaching and research facilities. Passionate… Read more about Dr. Charles L. Karr

In The News: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony held for H.M. Comer Hall

The University of Alabama cut the ribbon on a newly remodeled engineering building. $24.6 million worth of renovations started at H.M. Comer Hall seventeen months ago. It’s now the home of UA’s College of Engineering administration, the Patterson welcome center, the engineering career development center, and much more.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to the College. He has served for two years as the chair of the College of Engineering Leadership Board, and, as… Read more

Dynetics donates to UA engineering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Huntsville-based applied science and information technology company recently chose to invest in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Dynetics Inc. has gifted the College with an $85,000 donation to be split among the new H.M. Comer Hall, the Alabama Astrobotics team and student scholarships. “Dynetics… Read more

In The News: Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent that was invented by trainers and mechanical engineering students at Alabama and is now ubiquitous in major football. The co-inventors are Jeff Allen, Thomas… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBCsports.com, AL.com, Tuscaloosa News, Austin American-Statesman, SEC Country.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Yahoo!, Saturday Down South, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Campus Sports, WHNT-CBS (Huntsville), WCNN-AM (Atlanta, Georgia)

In The News: UA’s relationship with Mercedes evolves into partnership

As University of Alabama Chancellor emeritus Malcolm Portera tells it, Tuscaloosa was in a “world of hurt” in the early 1980s. The area had lost four manufacturers under the pressure of international competition for steel and the beginning of the end for cut-and-sew textile operations in the state, he said.… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Hundreds attend Chamber breakfast

The annual breakfast meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County was highlighted Wednesday with a speech by Charles L. Karr, dean of engineering at the University of Alabama. Karr’s speech was motivational in nature, challenging local business owners to be leaders in the community. “When you start talking… Read more

Sources: Daily Mountain Eagle

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more