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: Transportation officials discuss financial needs of infrastructure

Having ballooned from initial projections of $800 million to nearly $2 billion today, the Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River would be impossible for the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund on its own … ATI, a department of The University of Alabama, recently signed a lease with… Read more

Sources: Lagniappe

In The News: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

In The News: Alabama’s lagging infrastructure could hurt economic development efforts

In economic development, companies consider three key elements as they look to locate or expand in an area. When it comes to business climate and workforce development, Alabama is tops. When it comes to reliability and access to infrastructure, not so much. Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Take a look inside UA’s newest multi-million dollar building renovations

With the fall semester fast-approaching, the University of Alabama is putting the finishing touches on a few multi-million dollar construction projects in the heart of campus. Read more

Sources: Al.com, Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA 23, Yellowhammer News, Moulton Advertiser, Decatur Daily, Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), NBC 3 (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), Fox 10 (Mobile), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), My San Antonio, Clay Center Dispatch (Kansas), Houston Chronicle, WERC-FM, WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), 105.5 WERC, WYDE-FM, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Crimson White

New SEC Program to Match Entrepreneurs, University Startups

The University of Alabama, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, is launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups in need of executive management. Read more

In The News: UA demonstrates new MELD Machine

Researchers at the University of Alabama say a 3D printer will help the military operate more efficiently. UA is one of the first colleges with access to the MELD machine. It transforms scrap metal into something a little bit more useful. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), 3-D Print, All 3DP

In The News: The urge to merge: Road projects spark debate about drivers’ etiquette

It’s summer, and that means Tuscaloosa is a sea of orange cones and construction zones. And it’s not clearing up any time soon, with two major road work projects under way on Interstate 20/59 and the heavily traveled Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Hugh Thomas Bridge. Work to improve Alabama Highway… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Walt Maddox announces public safety plan

According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), and should be more than 1000 according to the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News