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: Tuscaloosa students build, test model buildings to beat earthquakes

The historic quake, as well as two others, were simulated at the Large Scale Structures Laboratory in the South Engineering Research Center on the University of Alabama’s campus Tuesday to test the strength of a six-story high-rise building model designed and constructed by students in a civil engineering class at… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Huge tornado research project coming to Alabama, Southeast next year: CAPS researcher part of research team

Alabama and the Southeast will be ground zero next spring for the continuation of one of the largest tornado research projects in history. The working title for now is Vortex-Southeast, and the goal is to understand more about Southern-style tornadoes — and how to prevent them from becoming infamous killers.… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: UA professor, student measure intensity of helmet impacts during collisions

The crack of football helmets is a distinct sound and one that a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor and his student believe could be analyzed as part of a less costly method of measuring the severity of impacts on the field. UA sophomore Brandon McChristian and UA mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Crimson White

Research Image Featured on Cover of Journal

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A paper co-authored by a University of Alabama researcher and her advisor is featured on the cover of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. The SEM image of carbon nanotubes after densification process before electrodeposition of copper is on the cover of the journal’s March/April 2015… 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

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development