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

In The News: Ex-DOD official to head new Cyber Institute at University of Alabama: Cyber Institute partnered with UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety of the College of Engineering

The University of Alabama has named a former U.S. Department of Defense official executive director of its new Cyber Institute, an umbrella organization for interdisciplinary research and educational programs on campus related to cyber security and cyber-related technologies. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

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: STEM path helps students work towards MBA: The STEM program gives students the option of completing their MBA in just one year of graduate study by utilizing nontraditional educational methods.

Students with a clear focus on their learning path now have the chance to finish both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in less than the traditional six years through the science, technology, engineering and mathematics path to the MBA in the Capstone’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Created by Rob Morgan… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

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

MTE Grad Student Awarded for Research Presentation

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A University of Alabama graduate student in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering placed second in the oral presentation competition at the 2014 National Black Graduate Student Association conference. Joseph Waters, who serves as vice-president for the African American Graduate Student Association at the University, gave… Read more

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