Dr. Paulius V. Puzinauskas

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Paul Puzinauskas's research interests include internal-combustion-engine combustion, heat transfer and instrumentation research. Currently, Puzinauskas and his students are working in three areas. The first is to improve optical combustion diagnostic capabilities and apply them to internal-combustion-engine analysis. The current focus of these efforts is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop… Read more about Dr. Paulius V. Puzinauskas

In The News: An Environmentally Friendly Muscle Car

Environmentalists, start your engines? When you think about the Camaro, the term “muscle car” comes to mind… A team at the University of Alabama has lept forward in the process. This four-year competition has seen them finish eighth nationally in their first year and then vaulting to fourth overall after the… Read more

Sources: ASME

In The News: Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project: Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro

Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at The University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. Tuesday, in the Diman restaurant, members of the Alabama team got together with member of Diman faculty to discuss how to grow and expand the partnership. A lot of it’s about… Read more

Sources: The Herald News

In The News: University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew they were going to have to work hard to live up to their reputation in Year Two. Fast-forward a year and the new kids on the block not only lived… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, WHNT CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: University of Alabama students aim to put Crimson Racing on the map

As a crowd of onlookers lined the sidewalk of Seventh Avenue on the University of Alabama campus on Wednesday, members of Crimson Racing unveiled their 2016 Formula car, which zipped up and down the street with team captain Cole Frederick at the wheel. In a couple of weeks, Frederick and… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6, WVUA 23, Belleville News Democrat , Daily Reporter

In The News: The Unique Edge Behind the University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 Team

Like the 2016 Camaro, each team within the EcoCAR 3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition possess individual characteristics that make them unique, including the model and design. The UA Camaro will be a Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powered by E85. The team’s PHEV has an internal combustion engine, two… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog

In The News: University of Alabama students ready to make an eco-friendly Chevy Camaro

A team of University of Alabama students is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an eco-friendly car. More than 150 students have been working on a prototype to transform the car. It’s all part of the elite, 16-team EcoCar 3 competition. “We’re here really just to let Tuscaloosa know that… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Student Engineer, The Tuscaloosa News, WSFA 12, Alabama News Center, WIAT CBS 42, WBRC Fox 6, WBMA ABC 33/40, WAFF, WMCA NBC 5, WVUA News

UA News: UA Students Ready to Make Muscle Car Greener in National Contest

After nearly 18 months preparing, The University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 team is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an advanced, significantly more energy-efficient vehicle that should maintain the speed and performance of the muscle car. Read more

In The News: THE FAST AND THE STUDIOUS

As most students saunter home for the day, the members of UA’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team head to their workshop, motivated more than ever to overcome last year’s setbacks. Formula SAE is a student-lead competition in which teams design, build and test formula style cars against other… Read more

Sources: Mosaic