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UA welcomed Dr. Jin Kim to the mechanical engineering department last year

Dr. Hyun “Jin” Kim has joined The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering as an assistant professor in mechanical engineering. The main focus of Kim’s research is energy and thermal…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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Drive to Succeed at Home and Abroad    /  UA News

Austin Pearson did not speak German when he came to The University of Alabama, but now has lived, learned and worked as an engineering student and intern in Germany as…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News,    /    Features:   ,   

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal working in safety goggles on some metal pipes

Distinguished UA Engineering Professor Honored with Burnum Award    /  UA News

Awarded annually to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, the Burnum Award recognizes distinguished careers at UA.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News,    /    Features:     

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Bruker: Launches Advanced In-Situ Nanomechanical Test Instrument for Analyzing Materials Deformation in Electron Microscopes    /  Market Screener

The Bruker Nanomechanical Testing business today announced the release of the Hysitron PI 89 SEM PicoIndenter™ to provide nanomechanical testing capabilities inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at higher loads…


Source: Market Screener    /    Published: October 15, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards    /  UA News

Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   ,   

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Mechanical engineering degree in hand, Alabama LB chases history    /  AL.com

Every day for two months, this was the life because becoming the first starting Nick Saban-era football player to graduate from Alabama with an engineering degree was worth the sacrifice.


Source: AL.com    /    Published: September 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering,   

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SOPREMA Grants $20,000 in Scholarships in its Fifth Award Year    /  SOPREMA

Dudley Moore of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is a graduate student at the University of Alabama studying mechanical engineering who will graduate in December 2021. A McNair Research Scholar and National Society…


Source: SOPREMA    /    Published: August 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Dr. Ajay Agrawal standing in a lab with a lot of pipes in the background

NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel….


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: June 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Eighteen Wallace State students earn more than $200,000 in UA Transfer Scholarships    /  The Cullman Times

Eighteen Wallace State Community College students have received more than $200,000 in transfer scholarships to the University of Alabama, which will assist them as they move seamlessly on from Wallace…


Source: The Cullman Times    /    Published: April 14, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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UA uses 3D printers to make face shields for healthcare providers    /  WVUA

Thanks to The University of Alabama, local health care providers will soon be able to better protect themselves. WVUA, ABC 33/40, Made In Alabama, Yellowhammer, WIAT-CBS 42, WBRC-Fox 6, Fox 34 (Dothan), WIAT-CBS 42, Alabama News Center, WBRC-Fox 6, WERC-FM (Birmingham), WVUA, Alabama News…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: April 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach    /    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.