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Faculty and Staff

The more than 250 faculty and staff in the UA College of Engineering are frequently recognized for their achievements and contributions to our state, nation and world.

UA Aerospace Engineering Professor Named ASC Fellow

A University of Alabama aerospace engineering faculty member has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Composites for the first time in its history. Through his research and contribution to the work of composites, Dr. Samit Roy, William D. Jordan professor of aerospace engineering, has been promoted to… Read more

In The News: UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of ultrawideband MIMO radars for mapping lava tubes, which are considered potential sites for stations to be used for launching manned… Read more

Sources: UTSA Today

In The News: Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes.

Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of destruction. But they kill more people than any other weather hazard in the country and exact a greater toll in the developing world. And they are… Read more

Sources: The Washington Post

In The News: Hurricane Response Reset: As storms intensify, flood zones change and the pandemic rages, experts urge new thinking about preparedness.

Climate change is strengthening the severity and frequency of storms, and 2020 is on track for another active hurricane season — the fifth consecutive such season, if the prediction comes to pass. “Generally, we don’t have strategies for how you message for multiple hazards like this,” says Susan Jasko, a… Read more

Sources: Passagemaker

In The News: Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, who studies the threats natural hazards pose to coastal… Read more

Sources: CNN, Yahoo! News, CBS (Dallas), Erie News Now, NBC, MSN, News Dio, Non Perele, The Epoch Times, 7 News Boston

NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel. UA’s research team will create a hybrid rotating detonation engine to optimize rocket capability. Dr. Ajay Agrawal, a professor of… Read more

In The News: UA to help bring computer sciences to Alabama high schools

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools.  The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help the Pathways for Alabama Computer Science Initiative expand computer science education… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer, The Tuscaloosa News