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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:     

Bhupendra Khandelwal

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:     

Madyson Canulette works with Dr. Luke Brewer in a lab

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, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

Group of students posing for photo in lab

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, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students,   

Dr. Beth Todd

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, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

Woman in lab

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, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

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:     

Austin Pearson sitting on stairs

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:   Home Page Main Story, 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, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

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:   ,   

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.