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UA welcomed Dr. Tibor Szilvási to the chemical and biological engineering department last year

The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Tibor Szilvási as an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering. Szilvási’s research focuses on designing functional materials…


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

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, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

Remote Control

Over the summer, chemical and biological engineering faculty were able to bring a long-planned idea to fruition for their students. For the first time at The University of Alabama, the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students,    /    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, 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:   ,   

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, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

Pandemic Parenting

As faculty scrambled to adjust their classes from in-person to online this spring, they also had to deal with learning technology they hadn’t used before and outside factors like full…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:   ,   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Dr. Lina Pu has been hired in the computer science department

The College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Lina Pu, assistant professor in computer science, to The University of Alabama this year. After gaining her doctorate in 2015, Pu has delved into…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff   

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department Has Added Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen

From working and studying in three continents, Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen has gained a worldly view of an important natural resource — water. Mekonnen joined The University of Alabama in 2020…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    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.