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Engineering Professor Selected to Use Supercomputer    /  UA News

An engineering professor at The University of Alabama was one of fewer than 60 researchers across the country awarded time on some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Acoff Selected for Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society

Dr. Viola Acoff, College of Engineering associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society. The lectureship,…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: November 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:     

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College of Engineering Appoints New Student Services Leadership

Rusty Pettus The College of Engineering has named Rusty Pettus and Peter Pierre as its new director of engineering student services and registrar, respectively. Pettus first joined the College in…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff   

5 Early Career Researchers Making Waves with National Awards    /  UA News

National grants allow each researcher to train and motivate a new generation of scientists and engineers not only at UA through instruction and lab work, but also through outreach efforts.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 27, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Federal Award To Help UA Electrify Crimson Ride    /  UA News

With nearly $8 million in federal transit funds, The University of Alabama will replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses, reducing emissions and further positioning UA…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Leading Investigation Into Alternative Pain Treatment    /  UA News

The research is exploring minuscule doses of a potent toxin to treat pain without opioids or nerve-block injections.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2022    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Moradkhani Named Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology

Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been named the 2023 Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 29, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

Novel Membrane Fabrication Research Project Awarded EPA Grant

A research team from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering will further its efforts to reduce groundwater contamination after recently receiving a $25,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 22, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

Pyle Named Associate Senior Director of Development for College of Engineering

The University of Alabama (UA) College of Engineering has named Jenny Pyle as its associate senior director of development.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff   

Gurbuz Receives Prestigious Research Publication Grant

Dr. Sevgi Zubeyde Gurbuz, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) 2022-23 Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 2, 2022    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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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.