Faculty and Staff

The more than 250 faculty and staff in the UA College of Engineering are frequently recognized for their achievements and contributions to our state, nation and world.

In The News: Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers. In 2017, 1,400 auto crashes, or 53 percent of the wrecks for the week… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Montgomery Advertiser , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

Foundations for the Future: Society Equips Students to Achieve Full Potential

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and at The University of Alabama. The Society for Women Engineers got its start at the University in 1976. Since its… Read more

Leading the Way: Women Engineering Professors at UA

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research as well as their efforts to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers. For Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, electrical and computer… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

UA engineering students return from year working, studying in Germany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama exchange program is combining automotive engineering and the German language to create unique opportunities for students to expand and explore their future careers. Two Steps Ahead is an international German exchange program through the College of Engineering that was started about five years… Read more

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

END USER: Capstone Engineer Q&A

Dr. Viola L. Acoff, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, was the first African American female faculty member in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Hired in 1994, Acoff received all three of her materials engineering degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has 20 years’… Read more

UA engineering adds two ABET accreditations to undergraduate programs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All University of Alabama College of Engineering undergraduate curricula are now fully accredited by ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering and computing programs, with the two newest undergraduate engineering programs receiving certification. The architectural and environmental engineering programs at UA officially became accredited on Oct. 1… Read more