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: Wood construction: How does it stack up?: Dr. Thang Dao quoted in article

About 87% of the country’s multifamily construction used wood framing in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Builders used steel framing, wood’s closest competitor, about 4% of the time, with concrete, concrete insulated forms and other framing methods making up the balance. Therefore, earlier this month, when the city… Read more

Sources: Construction Dive

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more

In The News: UA Engineer studies shark skin to help in aerospace design

The Mako shark is fast. Amy Lang, an aerospace engineer at The University of Alabama, says that’s partly because its streamlined shape cuts through the water, but it has  a big assist from the shark’s scaly skin. Lang says such a mechanism may also help aircraft surfaces. Read more

Sources: WTOP-FM Radio, National Academy of Engineering

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: Area schools paying attention to computer science: Dr. Jeff Gray mentioned in article

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce. So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to expand its computer science curriculum. Computer science “is really, really involved in everything that we do,” Garner said. Starting next… Read more

Sources: Decatur Daily

In The News: SME Awards Additive Manufacturing Leaders and Visionaries: Dr. Kevin Chou wins award for paper on additive manufacturing

SME also announced the winners of the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award for “Contact-Free Support Structures for Part Overhangs in Powder-Bed Metal Additive Manufacturing,” written byKevin Chou, PhD, and Bo Cheng of the University of Alabama, and Kenneth Cooper and Phillip Steele of Marshall Space Flight Center. Read more

Sources: WDRB 41, Quality Digest