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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: Startup weekend to bring business pitches

Eager to encourage entrepreneurial ideas, The University of Alabama will host the first Startup Weekend, a global event, from Sept. 26 to 28, open to all students and members of the community. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event aimed to assist hopeful entrepreneurs with any ideas they might have and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

New Civil Engineering Professor Wins Award

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr. Eric Marks was recently recognized for his work as a graduate research assistant, the position he held before joining faculty The University of Alabama in fall 2014. The Construction Industry Institute named Marks the first recipient of its Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, which goes to… Read more

AEM Professor Elected to Nanoengineering Post

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, was elected to vice chair of  a group within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on nanoengineering. Roy will serve as vice chair for the NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability, NEES, committee during 2014 and 2015. The NEES… Read more

In The News: The cleanest room at The University of Alabama: Research at Microfabrication Facility will focus on boosting memory on hard drives

College campuses aren’t always known for their cleanliness; but WIAT 42 got a look inside the cleanest room at the University of Alabama, the new microfabrication facility. The brand new facility is where scientists can make very tiny devices that can be applied towards hard to reach areas, like the… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA

Transportation Center for Alabama Hosted Summer Institute

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – This past summer, 10 students from underrepresented high schools in West Alabama came to The University of Alabama to learn about transportation careers. The Advanced Transportation Institute was hosted by UA’s Transportation Center for Alabama, UTCA, and the Alabama Department of Transportation, ALDOT. During the three-day program… Read more

In The News: Alabama Graphite Appoints Leading Carbon Expert Dr. Nitin Chopra To Technical Advisory Council

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nitin Chopra, Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, has joined the Company’s Technical Advisory Council. The council will include members that have… Read more

Sources: Yahoo! Finance, Market Watch, Wall Street Journal Online

Back Named Director for Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Dr. Edward Back has been named the director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced. Created by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees in 2013, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, or CSI, serves as an… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama to host workshop on sustainable fuels

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is co-sponsoring a sustainable fuels workshop Tuesday featuring 10 nationally recognized experts in energy. The “Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion,” workshop will focus on research on production, processing and combustion of biofuels and opportunity fuels. Its goal is to enlighten students and encourage… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News