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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:     

Dr. Matthew Kasemer

UA Mechanical Engineering Professor Wins CAREER Award

TUSCALOOSA, AL – University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Matthew Kasemer recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the NSF’s most prestigious award…


Author: Sarah Graham    /    Published: April 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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Engineering Professor Receives SEC Annual Award    /  UA News

The Southeastern Conference announced that Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor in the College of Engineering, is the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 31, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

Burnum Award Winners Honored, Provide Lectures Feb. 21    /  UA News

The 2019 and 2020 recipients of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award will be honored and provide lectures during a special ceremony Feb. 21.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: February 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift    /  UA News

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Among 60 Finalists for Transformative Workforce Project    /  UA News

A proposal from The University of Alabama to lead a regional innovation and workforce development project for an economically depressed region of the state received initial seed money, the United…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, UA News   

From the Ground Up    /  UA News

UA faculty and graduate students are working with the military to design better mobile airfields.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

What’s next for electric vehicles in Alabama?    /  AL.com

… Ivey, in July, announced the Alabama Mobility and Power (AMP) Institute that is a collaborative effort of the University of Alabama, Alabama Power, and Mercedes-Benz. The project is to create a…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    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.