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.

Researchers to Build Unique Radar to Study Glaciers, Rising Sea Level

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image of what occurs at the base of the North East Greenland Ice Stream to help better predict rising sea levels. Read more

UA Engineering Professor Named AVS Fellow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Susan L. Burkett, Alabama Power Foundation Endowed Professor in electrical and computer engineering, was named a 2016 American Vacuum Society Fellow. Fellows of the Society are AVS members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS. Burkett was chosen as a fellow for… Read more

In The News: CAPS keeps close watch on Ransomware Cybersecurity attack

The international ransomware cyberattack has created serious problems in over 150 countries because of the threat. The University of Alabama has been keeping a close watch to make sure its network is safe. Experts at The Center for Advanced Public Safety have been scanning all of their servers to make… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham)

In The News: CAPS to study data from Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

Click-It-Or-Ticket is a national campaign designed to save lives by encouraging more people to wear seatbelts. This year’s enforcement campaign will run from May 22 through June 4. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $58,000 in grant money for traffic safety data to be collected and evaluated. The… Read more

Sources: WKRG-CBS (Mobile), WHNT-CBS (Huntsville)

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

In The News: UA Civil Engineering Department works for bicycle lanes

If you build it, they will come. That’s what Sassafras and their local partners think about Bike paths in Tuscaloosa. They are trying to make Tuscaloosa a bike friendly map. Partners include the University of Alabama Department of Civil Engineering, Druid City Bicycle Club, Trek Bicycle Store and Velocity Pro… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient. Read more

In The News: America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process … Michael Kreger, an award-winning professor of civil engineering at the… Read more

Sources: Gas and Electricity

UA’s Electric Vehicle Focus Part of National Transportation Collaboration

The University of Alabama is one of four universities selected by the National Science Foundation to team together with government agencies and private companies to tackle challenges facing technological advances in automobiles. Read more