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.

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more

In The News: UA engineers build structure that could survive a natural disaster

A building has now been made to survive the impact of an earthquake, and possibly a hurricane. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA engineers built a two-story structure to stand strong in the wake of a natural disaster. The building is designed with a special wooden material stronger than what is normally used.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA engineering assistant professor wins top conference paper award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science was awarded three Best Paper Awards at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Cluster Computing including winning the Overall Best Paper Award. Dr. Dingwen Tao co-authored two papers submitted to the 2018 Cluster… Read more

In The News: Put down that cell phone! Alabama lawmakers are getting closer to passing hands-free driving laws.

Hey drivers! Put down that cell phone because Alabama is on the verge of passing hands-free driving laws in March 2019. Admit it, your cell phone is your best friend. At work, at home, at the store and in the car, your phone is always right there with you …… Read more

Sources: Bham Now, WBRC 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: AU, UA team up for $2M project to make diesel fuel burn cleaner

Auburn University researchers are working on a bio-based additive to make diesel fuel burn cleaner as part of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will see researchers at the University of Alabama help test the blend. The $2 million project led by Auburn is part of about $10… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News

In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human breath inside the vehicle along with temperature and car movement. Read more