Dr. Shahriar Amini has joined UA’s mechanical engineering department

By Arayna Wooley

Sustainability is a prevalent topic in today’s climate. The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering has gained an associate professor who focuses on clean energy and improving the sustainability of industrial systems.

Dr. Shahriar Amini joined the mechanical engineering department earlier this year. He chose UA because of the quality of students, strength of faculty, recent growth of the university and his personal research goals. His goal is to help advance the University.

“The most important aspect is to contribute to the aspiration of UA to be a top university in the nation,” Amini said.

His research revolves around sustainability and development of clean energy systems. He works with students and postdoctoral researchers for experimental demonstration of novel concepts and simulation-based engineering. To him, the most vital part of his position is working with students and how their research can make positive change in the state.

“To educate students, [inspire] them and prepare them for the real work challenges, [and] to contribute to improving the sustainability of various industrial segments in [the] state of Alabama [is important],” Amini said.

Prior to joining UA, Amini was a scientist and research director at SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independent research organization, as well as an adjunct professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

He is ready to get started making an impact at UA and throughout the state.

“Being in the state of Alabama with a large potential to make many things happen [is exciting],” Amini said.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Posted on: January 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features: