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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:     

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:     

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:   ,   

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:   ,   

Keeping the Engine[er] Running

While faculty and students were adjusting to digital classrooms, The University of Alabama’s staff was working to keep their offices productive from their homes. From advising students on their courses,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:   , ,   

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:   ,   

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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:     

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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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.