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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering News

Engineering students create clean-energy devices using inexpensive and recycled items    /  Service Learning

College is intended to prepare young adults for the real world, but in Nitin Chopra’s Advanced Energy class, students are already affecting the real world from inside the classroom. After…


Source: Service Learning    /    Published: September 5, 2015    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 27, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   , , , ,   

Randall Research Program Honors 31 UA Students    /  UA News

Thirty-one University of Alabama undergraduate researchers received recent recognition through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 5, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

UA Engineering Students Place Second at Metal-Casting Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A team of University of Alabama engineering students placed second at the 2015 Student Casting Competition for the Southeast organized by the American Foundry Society. The competition…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 4, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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MTE Professor Organizes Symposium, Book to Honor Emeritus Colleague

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Dr. Laurentiu Nastac, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, organized a symposium and was the main editor of a book of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 2, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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Alabama Graphite Finds Natural Graphene on its Coosa Property in Alabama    /  Market Watch

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has found naturally occurring flake graphene at its Coosa Property in Alabama, USA. The graphene was obtained using an innovative and…


Source: Market Watch    /    Published: March 13, 2015    /    Posted in:   In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research   

Study trip to India planned    /  Crimson White

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 29, 2015    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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Alabama Graphite and The University of Alabama Formally Engage in Research Collaboration    /  MarketWatch

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been collaborating under a Sponsored Research Agreement with The University of Alabama. The Company has teamed up with the lab…


Source: MarketWatch    /    Published: November 12, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research   

A Clean Hit

Michael Carton joined the Alabama Club Baseball team his sophomore year at The University of Alabama, but he’s played the sport competitively since his T-ball years. He enjoys the travel…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: November 5, 2014    /    Posted in:   Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Former NTSB Medical Officer to Speak in UA Lecture Series    /  UA News

Dr. Mitch Garber, a physician and engineer with more than 20 years of military and civilian experience in transportation accident investigation, will speak about the intersection of engineering and medicine as part of the Richard C. Bradt Lecture Series in The University of Alabama College of Engineering.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 31, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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.