Dr. Laurentiu Nastac

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Nastac's research interests include: Solidification Science (solidification-kinetics, convection effects on solidification processes (nucleation and growth kinetics, interface stability), microstructure evolution modeling of primary and secondary phases in various alloy systems) Apply novel experimental techniques including levitation, atomization, electromagnetic stirring, ultrasonic (cavitation, shock force and acoustic streaming technologies), micro-chilling technology, mechanical shearing, etc., for understanding… Read more about Dr. Laurentiu Nastac

UA metallurgical and material engineering students win casting competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two teams of nine metallurgical and material engineering students took first and second place in a local casting competition held April 9. The American Foundry Society Casting Competition consisted of each team making a small-scale version of the Vulcan statue located in Birmingham and a technical presentation… Read more

UA Engineering Students Place Second at Metal-Casting Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A team of University of Alabama engineering students placed second at the 2015 Student Casting Competition for the Southeast organized by the American Foundry Society. The competition was held this month in Birmingham. For the competition, the students, all seniors studying metallurgical and materials engineering, casted a… Read more

MTE Professor Organizes Symposium, Book to Honor Emeritus Colleague

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Dr. Laurentiu Nastac, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, organized a symposium and was the main editor of a book of papers that honor retired UA professor Dr. Doru M. Stefanescu. The symposium, “Advances in the Science and Engineering of Casting… Read more

MTE Students Awarded FEF Scholarships

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Six students studying metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama were awarded Foundry Educational Foundation Scholarships at the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester. The scholarships are given in recognition of interest in cast metals along with outstanding academic achievement, desirable traits of character, personality… Read more