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UA Researchers Building Communication Robot for Law Enforcement    /  UA News

Engineering and communication researchers at The University of Alabama are building the next generation of affordable law enforcement robotic technology.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News,    /    Features:   ,   

ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Industry Accomplishments    /  ACHR NEWS

ATLANTA — ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the HVACR industry….Lisa Meline, P.E., and Stephen Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, receive an award…


Source: ACHR NEWS    /    Published: February 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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UA researchers work on robots to be used for police    /  CBS Radio News (National)

Researchers at The University of Alabama are working on affordable robots that police could use to communicate with each other, or even with suspects. The National Science Foundation grant is…


Source: CBS Radio News (National)    /    Published: February 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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

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…


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

Dr. Kasra Momeni has been hired in the mechanical engineering department

Earlier this year, The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Kasra Momeni as an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering. Momeni’s research revolves around mechanics and…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Dr. Bhupendra Khandelwal has joined UA’s mechanical engineering department

Dr. Bhupendra Khandelwal joined The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering as an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department. Khandelwal’s research focuses on fuel, emission and combustion. He works…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Researchers Investigating Solutions for Jet Biofuel    /  UA News

The study is part of a $3.8 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

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Faithful, Loyal, Firm and True

Leaving campus abruptly mid-semester was a tough adjustment for many students. Plans and competitions were canceled. Research and class projects were put on hold. Not having the in-person support of…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students,   

Virtual Reality

Two forward-thinking University of Alabama engineering faculty members have started a research project evaluating the quality of online engineering education in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Derek Williamson, civil,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

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Ingenuity in a Crisis

As the country came together in the spring of 2020 to help out fellow Americans during the novel coronavirus pandemic, University of Alabama alumni and students also stepped up to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

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.