Dr. Paul G. Allison

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Paul Allison conducts research characterizing the structure-property-processing relations of a variety of material systems to support basic and applied research projects. The research examines different material systems, including ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, ceramics, cementitious materials, biomaterials and bio-inspired nanocomposites across multiple-length scales at quasi-static and dynamic loading rates. Read more about Dr. Paul G. Allison

In The News: UA demonstrates new MELD Machine

Researchers at the University of Alabama say a 3D printer will help the military operate more efficiently. UA is one of the first colleges with access to the MELD machine. It transforms scrap metal into something a little bit more useful. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), 3-D Print, All 3DP

In The News: New challenger, Aeroprobe, approaches in the world of metal 3D printing

Aeroprobe a measurement solutions provider known for its sensors used in aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries, has launched a new metal 3D printing subsidiary … In January 2018, the University of Alabama became the first client to receive MELD’s B8 3D printer. Mechanical engineering researcher Paul Allison has been… Read more

Sources: 3D Printing Industry, NRV News (Virginia), Roanoke News and Advance (Virginia), 3ders, CD3D (Poland)

UA Baja Team Preforms Well, Wins an Event at Annual Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Bama Racing performed well in the annual Baja SAE competition, completing the contest held at Tennessee Tech University and winning an event. “This is a good showing for the team,” said John Mitchell, a senior in mechanical engineering from Phenix City and team lead for Bama Racing.… Read more

Nanomechanical testing by ME Professors Yields Sought-after Journal Article

Drs. Paul Allison and Brian Jordon, assistant professors of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, along with Rich Martens, manager of UA’s Central Analytical Facility, recently published a journal article in Materials Letters on a first-of-its-kind, in-situ scanning electron microscopy, or SEM, nanomechanical experiment to monitor damage in polymer/clay… Read more