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Weinman Named Young Membrane Scientist Award Winner

The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) recently named Dr. Steven Weinman, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, one of its 2023 Young Membrane Scientist Award winners. Weinman was one…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: March 3, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

University of Alabama Program Uses Drones for Grand Mesa Snowpack Study    /  The Daily Sentinel

Tuan Luong hasn’t had a lot of experience with snow in his life, growing up in mostly tropical Vietnam before enrolling at the University of Alabama for its aerospace engineering and mechanics program. That’s changed in the past two years, however, because of his visits to Grand Mesa.


Source: The Daily Sentinel    /    Published: February 27, 2023    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Research, Students   

UA Engineering Alumnus Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala Named as One of 18 Under 31 Young Alumni

Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala’s path to and time at The University of Alabama is nothing short of remarkable.


Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: February 22, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering   

Khandelwal Named to Class of 2023 AIAA Associate Fellows    /  AIAA

“Congratulations to each member of the Class of 2023 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Laura McGill. “This distinguished group of professionals has made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace…


Source: AIAA    /    Published: January 6, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Reddy Named Recipient of 2023 TMS Fellow Award

Dr. Ramana Reddy, ACIPCO endowed professor in the department of metallurgical and materials engineering (MTE) at The University of Alabama (UA), has been named a recipient of the 2023 TMS…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: December 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

Jalili Receives Prestigious Leadership Award from ASME

Dr. Nader Jalili, mechanical engineering department head and director of the Alabama Initiative on Manufacturing Development and Education, was recently presented the Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award by the American…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: November 15, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Acoff Selected for Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society

Dr. Viola Acoff, College of Engineering associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society. The lectureship,…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: November 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:     

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College of Engineering Appoints New Student Services Leadership

Rusty Pettus The College of Engineering has named Rusty Pettus and Peter Pierre as its new director of engineering student services and registrar, respectively. Pettus first joined the College in…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff   

UA College of Engineering Unveils New Cyber Security Lab

The University of Alabama (UA) College of Engineering officially opened its new Cyber Security Lab during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 21.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: October 24, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events,    /    Features:   ,   

UA Team Wins First Place in National Big Beam Competition

A team of students from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering recently placed first in the 2022 Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: September 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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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 5,800 students and more than 150 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.