Dr. Philip W. Johnson

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Throughout his career, Dr. Philip Johnson has conducted and published research on high-speed centrifuges, advanced materials, turbo machinery, heat transfer, cuttings transport in drilling, using air as a drilling fluid, coal permeability, mine ventilation, multiphase and transient flow in porous media, remediation of oily soils, carbon sequestration, water-jet drilling, highway warranties, lightweight fill, construction change… Read more about Dr. Philip W. Johnson

In The News: Student Engineers in Action begin replacing steps at Moundville Archeological Park

Standing 60 feet tall and made up of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of dirt, Alabama’s tallest mound began receiving a make-over on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Mound B steps at Moundville Archaeological Park have taken a beating since being built in 1967, and now, they’re getting replaced. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

UA News: UA Engineering Students Replace Historic Steps at Moundville Park

University of Alabama engineering students are getting real-world experience while taking on projects at Moundville Archaeological Park, including replacing the Mound B steps. Read more

UA News: UA Honors Faculty, Students and Residents at Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon

The UA Council on Community-Based Partnerships will honor leaders in community engagement at the ninth annual Excellence in Community Engagement awards luncheon Friday, April 17, at the Bryant Conference Center. The program begins at 10 a.m. with research poster presentations, and the awards program starts at 11:30. The council also… Read more

In The News: Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Philip Johnson, a petroleum engineering professor at the University of Alabama, calls the Gulf of Mexico “a monster reservoir,” but points out that drilling deep into the Gulf is a costly venture — so costly that few oil companies can drill on their own, instead forming joint ventures. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

‘UA Chose Me’: City engineer from Jackson, Miss., finds home at UA for doctorate degree

Charles Williams was certain he was done with school when he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Mississippi almost 20 years ago. Over the years, Williams would find that, despite his success, he still hadn’t quite found that one niche he was most passionate about.… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2014

With the completion of the North Engineering Research Center, The University of Alabama has completed about $300 million in engineering and science facilities. The four buildings surround the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad, and are helping transform the UA College of Engineering’s teaching and research along with recruitment of students… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama winter graduation exercises today

When Charles Williams Jr., the engineering manager for the city of Jackson, Miss., finished his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Mississippi in 1996, he didn’t plan on more school… That itch turned into a search for a doctoral program in civil engineering that eventually led him… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2006

This issue of the Capstone Engineer highlights our new vision for the college and how the specific goals we have set for ourselves will further that vision. Given the opportunities provided by interdisciplinary research and the challenge of training graduates who will thrive in the demanding world of the professional… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2003

Many of our alumni have followed non traditional paths and this issue of the Capstone Engineer focuses on some of those exciting careers.  Some alumni have been elected or appointed to serve in city, state and federal government, including a foreign ambassador. We also have alumni who have been major… Read more