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: 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

In The News: Not the Race but the Journey: For the students on UA’s Crimson Racing team, the process of designing and building a competition car instills a deeper understanding of engineering principles.

The students on the Crimson Racing team are not there because of class. There’s no professor taking roll. There are no grades. No extra credit. No effect on GPA. But for University of Alabama students on the team, the experience of building a small racecar from scratch to race in a… Read more

Sources: UA Undergraduate Magazine

In The News: University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the competition. The awards came as the top teams and presenters were recognized during the first-year EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), The Crimson White

In The News: UA students take part in EcoCar Competition

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same time? Engineering students from across the country are taking on the challenge by going under the hood of a 2016… Read more

Sources: WSFA 12, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White