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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:     

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:     

5 Early Career Researchers Making Waves with National Awards    /  UA News

National grants allow each researcher to train and motivate a new generation of scientists and engineers not only at UA through instruction and lab work, but also through outreach efforts.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 27, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Engineering Professor, Automotive Pioneer Adds New R&D Role    /  UA News

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian will take on the additional responsibility of creating and implementing a vision for connected, automated and electric mobility research and elevating the profile of the Alabama Transportation…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 1, 2022    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

Crimson Racing Team Speeds to Impressive FSAE Finish

The University of Alabama Crimson Racing team recently finished in fifth place overall out of 120 registered teams at the 2022 International Formula SAE® series competition (FSAE) at Michigan International Speedway.


Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: June 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:     

UA Robotics Team Claims Another Title    /  UA News

Once again UA’s student team dominated an annual NASA robotics competition, claiming its seventh title in a row and eight out of the past nine championships.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA EcoCAR Team Finishes Strong in National Vehicle Contest    /  UA News

A team of students from The University of Alabama racked up several awards in the nation’s premier automotive engineering competition.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Chosen for Next Round of National Vehicle Competition    /  UA News

Building on its success in the previous two competitions, The University of Alabama was selected as one of 15 North American institutions to participate in the upcoming EcoCAR EV Challenge.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2022    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Henderson Named Dean of UA College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. Clifford L. Henderson has been named the next dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering and will begin his tenure August 1. Henderson comes to UA from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: April 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

UA Awarded $360 Million to Lead National Water Effort    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is poised to become a standard bearer in translating water research into operations that improve the nation’s ability to predict water-related hazards and effectively manage water…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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.

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