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COE Welcomes Asst. Professor Eunseok Lee (Fall 2014)

COE Welcomes Asst. Professor Eunseok Lee (Fall 2014)

The College of Engineering at UAH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Eunseok Lee, appointed as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in August 2014. His research interest is in the application of atomistic and multiscale computational methods and data-driven science to the study of mechanical engineering, with emphasis on energy storage materials like the solid oxide fuel cells, the Li-ion batteries, and the primary battery. Several federal agencies as well as industrial partners have funded his research works. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Physics from Stanford University in 2011, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University. Read more

07-28-2014 Hits:25

COE Welcomes Professor Phillip Ligrani (Fall 2014)

COE Welcomes Professor Phillip Ligrani (Fall 2014)

                              The College of Engineering at UAH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Phillip Ligrani as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, effective August 2014. Pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System in September 2014, Phil will hold the title of Eminent Scholar in Propulsion.           Previously, Dr. Phil Ligrani was the Oliver L. Parks Endowed Chair, and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College of Saint Louis University. Prior to that appointment, he was the Donald Schultz Professor of Turbomachinery in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. There, from 2006 to 2009, he was also Director Royce UTC (University Technology Centre) in Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics. From 1994 to 2006, he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Director of the Convective Heat Transfer Laboratory, and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah.           Phil's research expertise includes propulsion, shock-wave-boundary-layer interactions, aerodynamic losses, turbomachinery, gas turbine component heat transfer and cooling, convective heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, as well as micro-fluidics, fractionation, and separation science. Phil has coauthored over 150 peer-reviewed journal publications. His research at... Read more

07-28-2014 Hits:15

Students arrive at UAH for Be an Engineering STudent (BEST) Experience on Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Students arrive at UAH for Be an Engineering STudent (BEST) Experience on Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The College of Engineering is hosting a week-long residential program that provides high school students a taste of what being an engineering student at UAH is all about. A total of 47 high school rising sophomores and juniors from Alabama and beyond checked in at Charger Village on Sunday, July 20th. This week long event began with a lecture on engineering design, followed by a structural engineering challenge involving the construction of a structure that is at least 36" in height using only index cards, tape, and scissors. The structure is supposed to withstand vertical load due to the wight of 10 pennies. Students will attend class conducted by engineering faculty, perform hands-on experiments in engineering laboratories, participate in student life activities, work on project teams, complete homework assignments, meet engineering professionals, and generally have a blast while learning about basic engineering concepts. The BEST experience will culminate with final presentations on Friday, July 25th at the UC Exhibit Hall. The BEST Experience is partially sponsored by several Huntsville companies including Dynetics, Parker Hannefin, and Northrop Grumman. Other sources of funding include NSF EPSCoR and UAH. For more information including 2015 BEST experience and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Professor Jennifer English, Associate... Read more

07-21-2014 Hits:54

MAE Professor Gang Wang Coordinated NSF/IUCRC Planning Workshop for Advanced Composite in Transportation Vehicles

MAE Professor Gang Wang Coordinated NSF/IUCRC Planning Workshop for Advanced Composite in Transportation Vehicles

                          The National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Planning Workshop for Advanced Composite in Transportation Vehicles (ACTV) was held on 15-16 July 2014 at Mississippi State University (MSU), Starkville, MS, supported by the NSF planning grant awarded in April 2014. In collaboration with lead MSU, this effort is being led at UAH by principal investigator, Dr. Gang Wang, assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Ratneshwar "Ratan" Jha, Director of the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and associate professor of Aerospace Engineering, is the principal investigator at MSU.             The 1.5 day workshop was attended by more than 50 people from prospective industry and government members, Center faculty and students from MSU and UAH, NSF Program Director, Center Evaluator. The goals of the planning workshop included: 1). Engage interactions among prospective members, research team, university administration, and NSF; 2). Determine Year 1 Research Agenda; 3). Communicate benefits and policies of Center membership. A full center proposal is expected to be submitted to NSF in September 2014. Read more

07-16-2014 Hits:74

MAE Professor Sarma Rani receives NSF grant in support of warm cumulus cloud research (9/1/2014, 3 years)

MAE Professor Sarma Rani receives NSF grant in support of warm cumulus cloud research (9/1/2014, 3 years)

                          Dr. Sarma Rani received a NSF grant in the amount of $173,000 for his collaborative research effort between the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Cornell University on the role of microphysical processes and turbulence intermittency in droplet coalescence in warm cumulus clouds. This study addresses two central outstanding questions in the current understanding of warm rain production. They concern the mechanisms leading to the formation of fast-growing "statistically fortunate" drops, and to the broadening of the cloud droplet spectrum toward larger drop sizes, both of which hasten the "colloidal instability" of the cloud, resulting in precipitation. The objective of this study is to perform a multiscale, coupled computational-stochastic investigation of the role of turbulence in droplet coalescence and growth in realistic, high-Reynolds-number cloud turbulence. Read more

07-15-2014 Hits:55

MAE Professor George Nelson receives NSF grant in support of battery capacity research (9/1/2014, 3 years)

MAE Professor George Nelson receives NSF grant in support of battery capacity research (9/1/2014, 3 years)

                          Dr. Nelson received a NSF grant in the amount of $202,413 for his collaborative research effort between the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Texas A&M University based on the central hypothesis that mesoscale mechanical changes in Sn-intermetallic anodes will initially increase battery capacity by increasing active material accessibility from particle fracture and size reduction. These initial improvements are expected to be followed by segregation of active and inactive materials during continued cycling, leading to long term capacity fade. The investigations will include 3D microstructural imaging with x-ray nanotomography (UAH), computational modeling of mechanical-electrochemical interactions and microstructural damage (TAMU), and electrochemical measurements and computational modeling to assess the performance effects of microstructure (TAMU, UAH). Through a combination of experimental and computational efforts the proposed research will provide critical insight into the mesoscale science of transport, reaction, and mechanics in high-performance battery electrodes.             Dr. George Nelson was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UAH in 2012. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georga Institute of Technology in 2003, 2006, and 2009, respectively. He served as Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut from 2009-2012. His general... Read more

07-15-2014 Hits:58

Computer engineering degree from UAH provides foundation for dream career

Computer engineering degree from UAH provides foundation for dream career

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 23, 2014) – College students are often torn between choosing a major that will quell their parents' fears about long-term job prospects and one that will allow them to follow their own career dreams. Fortunately for Falco Girgis, who had long aspired to be a video game developer, he was able to find one that would do both – computer engineering. UAH alum and current master's student Falco Girgis is co-creator of Elysian Shadows. Michael Mercier | UAH "I sold it to my parents saying I was going to be an engineer, but many game development companies will hire computer engineering majors," says Girgis, who graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in the field from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). "So my computer engineering courses taught me the programming portion and I taught myself the rest." But whatever the rationale, there's no arguing with the success of its outcome. Girgis recently signed a publishing deal with development company WaterMelon for his programming brainchild, Elysian Shadows, a "next-gen" 2D role-playing game that fuses 16-bit classical games like Final Fantasy or Zelda with modern rendering and audio techniques. "We were mutual fans and didn't know it, but they reached out... Read more

06-23-2014 Hits:137

UAH Space Hardware Club teams place highly at CanSat competition

UAH Space Hardware Club teams place highly at CanSat competition

UAH CanSat competitors in Texas are, from left, Geoff Suiter, Tevon Walker, Justin Smith, Adam Bower, Zachary Riffle, Jordan Teats, David Pickett, Josh Thibaudeau, Nathanial Long, Evan Tingley, Trey McFerrin, Chris Sparks, Ethan Hopping, Matt Rodencal and Andrew Perka. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 16, 2014) – Two student CanSat teams from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) finished third and seventh last weekend at the 2014 International CanSat competition in Burkett, Texas. The wins made UAH the leading team overall that was competing from the United States, besting 13 other U.S. college and university teams. UAH's Team Wind Charger won third place, while Team Blackout took seventh place. Over 30 international teams also participated in the competition. The UAH CanSat teams are primarily composed of freshman and sophomore engineering and science students at the university as part of UAH's Space Hardware Club. The teams faced competition from senior design students at most other colleges and universities entered at CanSat. "We started out as a group of freshman and sophomores and we beat out teams who were composed of seniors and grad students," said Evan Tingley, who led Team Wind Charger. "I feel very indebted to the older members of space hardware club for... Read more

06-17-2014 Hits:115

COE Seeking CME and ECE Department Chairs

COE Seeking CME and ECE Department Chairs

The UAH College of Engineering is currently seeking applicants for the Chair of the Chemical & Materials Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments.  Please Check here for the job descriptions:  Faculty Search Read more

05-30-2014 Hits:174

MAE and ECE Professors Collaborate with ESSC Researchers to Provide Outstanding, Award Winning Engineering Student Experience

MAE and ECE Professors Collaborate with ESSC Researchers to Provide Outstanding, Award Winning Engineering Student Experience

Take two UAH professors with cross-discipline interests, add a group of enthusiastic senior aircraft design students, mix well and let them get cooking. The result is a blimp-like airship that's the mother ship for a smaller quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and it may be the wildest thing to ever have been performance tested inside Huntsville's Von Braun Center. The helium-filled airship has a remote-controlled capture and release docking mechanism that also charges the UAV from batteries aboard. The project recently won second place at the 65th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region II Student Team Design Competition in Memphis, Tenn.   Read more

05-05-2014 Hits:253

UAH students take home top honors at AIAA regional conference

UAH students take home top honors at AIAA regional conference

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 30, 2014) – Earlier this month, roughly 170 delegates from 16 universities converged on Memphis, Tenn., to take part in AIAA's 2014 Southeastern Regional Student Conference. One of the most well-represented schools was The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), whose team of 16 included junior aerospace engineering major Markus Murdy. "Events like this are important to me as a student because they are great for networking with students at other universities who are also passionate about aerospace topics," says Murdy. "They also provide an opportunity to present and promote my work in a professional atmosphere among my peers." Of the six divisions that made up the conference, UAH students presented in five – and took home awards in four: Undergraduate Division – 3rd Place Disturbance Environment Characterization and Design Implications for a Balloon-Borne Active Attitude Control System (John Alcorn) Team Division – 1st Place Design of a Cost Effective Thrust Stand for Introducing Thrust and Impulse(Markus Murdy, Ethan Hopping, Nathan Stepp) Team Division – 2nd Place A Long Endurance, Highly Maneuverable, Collaborative, Unmanned Airborne System (Amy Cooper, John Alcorn, Mark Bales, Mike Goetzka, Stewart King) Freshman/Sophomore Open-Topic Division – 1st Place New Training Methods of the UAH Space Hardware Club (Nathanial Long) Community... Read more

05-01-2014 Hits:217

UAH planning for regional vehicle manufacturing center

UAH planning for regional vehicle manufacturing center

Greater research ties between vehicle manufacturers and UAH will result from a regional Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for vehicle manufacturing that has received a National Science Foundation grant to support its planning. UAH is partnering with Auburn University and Tennessee Technological University are using the grant to plan the creation of the Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing Center. The center will have sites at each campus, and the trio of universities is already in discussions with Clemson University, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama about possible future expansion. "A vehicle is anything that transports people or products from one location to another," said Dr. Phillip Farrington, UAH's principal investigator and a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. "That would include automobiles, planes, trains, ships, submarines, spacecraft, missiles, unmanned aerial systems and helicopters." Read more

04-16-2014 Hits:228

NSF Cyber Corps Scholarships available at UAH

NSF Cyber Corps Scholarships available at UAH

Undergraduate and Graduate students in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Systems are eligible to apply for NSF Cyber Corps Scholarships.  Undergraduates in the above mentioned programs are eligible to apply if they are at least Junior standing at the beginning of the Fall semester.  Master's degree students and PhD students (within 3 years of completion) may also apply.    These scholarships pay full tuition, healthcare insurance up to $2K annually, reimburse book expenses up to $1K annually, and allow up to $3K for professional development activities.   In addition, stipends of $20K for an undergraduate, $25K for a MS student, and $30K for a PhD student are paid each academic year of scholarship.  Additional details are provided in the attached file, along with a copy of the service obligation that the recipients of the scholarship must sign.    This opportunity is only open to US Citizens. SFS Agreement - Final 2012                                Application Process for UAH NSF Scholarship for Service Read more

04-16-2014 Hits:285

Dr. Fahimi Wins 3-Year NSF Award to Establish a Research Site for Undegraduates

Dr. Fahimi Wins 3-Year NSF Award to Establish a Research Site for Undegraduates

Congratulations to Dr. Fahimi (PI, MAE) and Dr. Aygun (Co-PI, CS) on the award of an NSF grant to provide summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with fundamental research topics related to unmanned systems. Research topics include: Autonomous Control, Computer Vision & Mining, Sensor Integration, Human-Agent Communication, Structural Health Monitoring, Data & Video Compression, and Biochemical Characterization.   The program starts on June 2, 2014 and ends on August 8, 2014.   Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 22, 2014.    Applicants must be 18 years old by June 1st, a US citizen or permanent resident of the US or its territories, and be a student in good standing in an 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree program who will not have graduated by the end of the REU program. Research will take place on the campus of UAH, with housing and stipends available. For more information and to apply visit: http://webpages.uah.edu/~ff0002/REU.pdf     Read more

03-18-2014 Hits:458

Dr. C. P. Chen Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dr. C. P. Chen Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The College of Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) is pleased to announce that Professor Chien-Pin (C. P.) Chen was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME Fellows are recognized for outstanding engineering achievement as described by senior members of the Society. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University and B.S. from National Taiwan University, both in Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining UAH in 1986, he was a Research Scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Chen has led research projects funded by NASA, MDA, US Air Force, US Army Strategic Defense Command, and industries including Cray Research, Rockwell, BP, and CFD Research Corporation. Dr. Chen has made significant contributions to the modeling of multi-phase flows involving particles and droplets and to the numerical methodology that underlies these models. His work has advanced the understanding of particle dispersion and the modulation effect of particles in turbulent flows. His research in atomization and droplet breakup/coalescence has advanced the state of the art in spray combustion systems. He has been recognized for his research contributions by NASA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace, the National Research Council, and is a recipient... Read more

03-14-2014 Hits:343

2014 UA System Scholars Institute

2014 UA System Scholars Institute

  Save the Date - May 12-13, 2014! The UA System Office asks that you save May 12-13, 2014 for the 7th Annual Scholars Institute, to be held at the UA Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This year's theme is, "Integrating Technology to Support Student Success, Research, and Service". For more information, click here! If you desire personal assistaance contact 2014scholarsinstitute@ua.edu. The Scholars Institute fosters a shared community of knowledge between members of all three UA System campuses. It brings us together to discover and discuss best practices and new ideas for the roles of technology in our teaching, learning, and research processes. As in years past, 2014 conference topics relate to experiences of all faculty and students, from integration of technology into our academic environments to the growing role of technology in the teaching, learning, and research triad. Read more

03-11-2014 Hits:311

UAH alumna Megan Harmon nominated to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team

UAH alumna Megan Harmon nominated to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team

Megan Harmon HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 5, 2014) - Megan Harmon ('11 BS Mechanical Engineering), aka "Pistol," was nominated to the U.S. Paralympic Team to compete in the inaugural snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in March. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) alumna said she acquired the nickname "Pistol" when she started college because of her competitive spirit. In her blog she writes, "Pistol represents something new ... now I'm Pistol because of my never give up, never surrender attitude." In 2009, while riding her motorcycle, Harmon was hit by a car and was lucky that she lost only her left leg. Living up to her nickname, Harmon was walking unassisted with her first prosthetic leg within two weeks of the accident. Six months later, she returned to UAH and was back on the slopes snowboarding. "Megan was a dedicated and excellent student who did not allow circumstances to dictate her goals and future.  I have a feeling that what the... Read more

02-05-2014 Hits:348

UAH College of Engineering's First MOOC Launches

UAH College of Engineering's First MOOC Launches

UAH's College of Engineering Launches First MOOC in just a few weeks. Have you registered yet?      REGISTER HERE   The College of Engineering at UAH is very pleased to announce the rollout of the first offering of Chemical Engineering: Review of Enabling Sciences through Problem Solving.  This is the first MOOC course that has been developed in-house through seed funding provided by the College of Engineering at UAH. This 9 week online course will be taught by Dr. Krishnan Chittur, Professor in the Chemical & Materials Engineering Department at UAH. Professor Chittur has more than 25 years research experience working on problems at the intersection of engineering, medicine, and biology. His current interest is in understanding gene expression and developing techniques to study them. He has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses at UAH including Computer Methods for Chemical Engineering, Nature and Properties of Materials, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Engineering Design, Advanced Topics in Bioengineering, and Introduction to Bioinormatics. Read more about Professor Chittur here .    The objective of this Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)  is to review key and essential concepts and ideas from four enabling sciences that impact chemical engineering education: chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. By introducing problems... Read more

02-03-2014 Hits:1323

Welcome Dr. Hongyu Zhou

Welcome Dr. Hongyu Zhou

We would like to Welcome Dr. Hongyu Zhou as Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Hongyu Zhou received his Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering from Tongji University in 2010.  He received his Master of Science in Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in 2012 and 2013, respectively.  Dr. Zhou's research interests include the development and characterization of innovative infrastructural materials, structural multi-hazards damage mitigation, advanced composite materials, and micromechanics. His Ph.D. research was funded by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Science Foundation, and he received a fellowship from DHS in 2012 to perform joint research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study the microstructures and micromechanical behaviors of advanced composites. Read more

01-09-2014 Hits:385

Dan Olberding - Associate Dean for External Relations

Dan Olberding - Associate Dean for External Relations

We are delighted to welcome Dan Olberding who will serve as Associate Dean for External Relations in the College of Engineering. Many of you may know Dan, either in his formal capacity as the Boeing Executive focal to UAH, responsible for promoting a strong relationship with our students and faculty researchers, and/or through his active participation in numerous educational and outreach events including our annual Science Fair and the InSPIRESS programs. He has also served on several search committees for UAH, and has been an outstanding supporter of our students, alumni, and faculty. Dan recently retired from The Boeing Company, having served as the Director of the Huntsville Design Center which is part of Boeing's Strategic Missiles and Defense Systems Division. Under Dan's stewardship, the Huntsville Design Center grew to over 300 engineers who support a wide variety of space, defense, and commercial programs and products. During his 33 years of employment in the Aerospace and Defense industry, Dan has distinguished himself as an innovative and disciplined engineer, an effective and inspiring leader, a consensus builder, and effective agent of change. His experiences span a wide range of DOD and NASA programs in a variety of roles, including product innovations, full-scale engineering... Read more

01-09-2014 Hits:448

ChargerSat-1 boosted into space by Minotaur rocket

ChargerSat-1 boosted into space  by Minotaur rocket

Members of the Space Hardware Club (SHC) at UAH were still attempting Wednesday to contact ChargerSat-1, the university's first student-built cubesat to be rocketed into space. "We did get some indications that a number of the other satellites deployed and so it is very likely that ours also deployed," said SHC team lead Eric Becnel Wednesday morning from the launch site at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The odds are that we will hear it. It's just a matter of locating it." Read more

11-20-2013 Hits:465

MAE Professor Francis Wessling Elected Fellow of ASME

MAE Professor Francis Wessling Elected Fellow of ASME

The College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is very pleased to announce that Professor Francis Wessling was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  ASME Fellows are recognized for outstanding engineering achievements as described by senior members of the Society. Dr. Wessling received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1968. His experience includes serving  as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the The University of New Mexico, and as Senior Program Analyst and Consultant in industry. At UAH, he has twice served as MAE Department Chair, and his research career has spanned a number of areas including solar energy research and education, materials in microgravity and the development of research-grade sounding rockets.  Dr. Wessling served as the Associate Director and Chief Engineer of the Consortium for Materials Development in Space, a UAH research center from 1985 – 1999.  His leadership was instrumental in bringing $50,000,000 to UAH to support materials research in microgravity.  Through his work, we better understand the advantages and challenges of materials handling and growth in microgravity environments.  Some of this work was done using small rockets carrying research payloads.  Dr. Wessling is a pioneer in... Read more

10-31-2013 Hits:576

UAH professors, masters graduate patent new rocket configuration

UAH professors, masters graduate patent new rocket configuration

A UAH aerospace engineering undergraduate student's idea for a new, more efficient way to package rocket engines has won him and two UAH professors a recent patent. Sean Entrekin, now a UAH graduate with a master's degree in aerospace engineering, is an experimental flight test engineer at Redstone Testing Center. He joined with Dr. James Blackmon, a research professor at the UAH Propulsion Research Center, and Dr. Brian Landrum, an associate professor of aerospace engineering, in the patent award. Read more

10-24-2013 Hits:466

MAE Professors Gang Wang and Ken Zuo named Associate Fellows of AIAA (October 2013)

MAE Professors Gang Wang and Ken Zuo named Associate Fellows of AIAA (October 2013)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the College of Engineering is very pleased to announce that MAE Professors Gang Wang and Ken Zuo have been elected Associate Fellows of the  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  To be selected for the grade of Associate Fellow, an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member with at least twelve years professional experience and be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows. Each year, the Institute recognizes exemplary professionals for their accomplishments in engineering or scientific work, outstanding merit, and contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.  Assistant Professor Gang Wang Gang’s expertise is in modeling of novel structures with applications to aerospace vehicle design, geotechnical engineering, and power generation systems. His expertise includes various aspects of structural dynamics, solid mechanics, and adaptive structures. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2001 from the University of Maryland. He joined UAH in 2010. Associate Professor Ken Zuo's expertise includes applied mechanics and materials science. He develops theoretical and computational modeling tools to examine the dynamic response of ductile and brittle materials subject to rapid changes in strain. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and has... Read more

10-23-2013 Hits:501

Applications for LARSS Internship Being Accepted

Applications for LARSS Internship Being Accepted

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) invites students at your university (who meet eligibility requirements) to apply to the prestigious NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) internship program.  During the government shutdown, we understand there is a lot of confusion about what is operational and what is not.  We are pleased to report that the LARSS website is open and we are currently taking applications. We have also extended the application deadline for the 2014 LARSS Spring Session to Thursday, October 31 (midnight EST). The LARSS Program boasts the following: NASA's most prestigious and successful student research program Recently ranked among the top ten best internships in the nation by Vault Career Intelligence.com PAID internship Exciting hands-on research and engineering projects under NASA scientists engineers/mentors Spring and Summer Internships Available in 2014 2014 Spring Session 15 weeks (20 - 40 hours per week) January 20 - May 2, 2014 Application Deadline: October 31, 2013 2014 Summer Session 10 weeks (40 hours per week) June 2 - August 8, 2014 Application Deadline: February 1, 2014  NOTE: The summer application will open on November 1, 2013                                       For more information, and to apply, please visit www.nianet.org/larss.   LARSS Eligibility Requirements: U.S. Citizen Full-time... Read more

10-16-2013 Hits:457

COE Professors Slegers, Joiner, and Lindquist receive NSF Grants

COE Professors Slegers, Joiner, and Lindquist receive NSF Grants

1) Laurie Joyner (PI) and Bob Lindquist (co-PI) in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received $199,200 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation over a two year period beginning September 1, 2013 in support of their project "Enhancing undergraduate education in signals and signal processing using UltraWideband (UBW) technology." Their work will help bridge the gap between theoretical signal processing concepts and wireless operations via experiences in a practical laboratory environment.   2) Nathan Slegers in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is PI on a collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation on "The beneficial aerodynamic effect of butterfly scale." Results from his study will yield potentially transformative discovery of new and unique passive surface drag control methodology derived from butterfly scales functioning at the microscale level. Experiments aimed at measuring the aerodynamic efficiency of butterfly wings with scales will be carried out at the state-of-the art autonomous tracking facility (ATOM laboratory) located in the MAE department. The award received by UAH is $118,254 over a three year period beginning in September 2013. Nathan will be conducting this research in partnership with his collaborator Amy Lang at the University of Alabama. For details on UAH's Automatic... Read more

09-10-2013 Hits:623

2013 College of Engineering is pleased to welcome its newest Faculty Members

2013 College of Engineering is pleased to welcome its newest Faculty Members

Dr. Yu Lei The College of Engineering at UAH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Yu Lei as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, effective August 2013.  His doctoral research was partly carried out at the Fritz Haber Institute of Max Planck Society in Germany. The work involved experimental studies of model catalysis with the aim to build precise structure-reactivity relationship. Most recently, Yu worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Systems Division at the Argonne National Laboratory. His research focus was in applying atomic layer deposition (ALD) to prepare nanostruatured materials for energy conversion and storage. His research interest include the development of new techniques and processes for a wide variety of applications such as nanoelectronics, catalysts, batteries, solar cells and other energy technologies. Dr. Yu Lei received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Nanjing University in China in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010.     Dr. Chang-kwon Kang The College of Engineering at UAH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Chang-kwon Kang, appointed as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in August 2013.  His research interests are in flapping-wing unsteady aerodynamics, locomotion of biological and robotic flyers/swimmers, energy harvesting systems, fluid-structure... Read more

08-19-2013 Hits:847

New COE Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research Announced

New COE Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research Announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Houssam Toutanji as Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research in the College of Engineering, effective August 14, 2013. Dr. Toutanji is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and serves as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and BS and MSE degrees from Northeastern University. His research areas include FRP composites, cementitious composite materials, smart materials and smart structures, bridge engineering and lunar construction materials and design. He is the author/co-author of over 70 Journal articles and 100 conference proceedings. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on research projects funded by NSF, DOD, NOAA, NASA, Army Corps of Engineers, ALDOT, and UTCA. Professor Toutanji received the UAH Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and UAH Foundation Award for Research and Creative Achievement for 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2003 he was appointed a visiting professor at the University of Gent, Department of Structural Engineering (Gent-Belgium). He is also a Research Visiting Scholar at Cergy-Pontoise University's Civil Engineering Department. Dr. Toutanji is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award. He also received the NSF-EPSCoR Scholarly Productivity Award, for two years... Read more

08-08-2013 Hits:671

MDA is hiring Engineers - Qualified Graduates, Respond before July 29th (July 2013)

MDA is hiring Engineers - Qualified Graduates, Respond before July 29th (July 2013)

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is hiring 65 plus positions!  These positions are salaried, entry level, professional, and have full benefits! They are part of the Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP), which is a well established, robust, career development program. Selectees will have the opportunity to engage in an intense learning and experiential three year program within MDA.  Hundreds of our current professionals are MDCDP graduates! Announcements opened on USAJobs.gov on July 15 for entry level engineers (all disciplines) as well as for Applied Mathematicians to apply to our Operations Research Analyst positions. General Engineer - Series 0801: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/347422000Operations Research Analyst - Series 1515: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/341658800 Around July 29, we will announce entry level Budget Analysts, Contract Specialists, Acquisitions Managers, and Logistics Management Specialistson USAJobs.gov. Search for these positions on USAJobs.gov using keywords: "Defense, Missile Defense Agency" and "Career Development Program."  Each announcement will close 14 days after opening. To apply:  Use www.USAJobs.gov to complete your application.  Submit all requested documents and information or your application will be consideredincomplete.  Degrees must be conferred by the closing date of the respective announcement. The majority of these MDCDP positions will be located at our operational headquarters on Redstone Arsenal, located in Huntsville, AL: www.asmartplace.com. Learn more about MDA and MDCDP positions... Read more

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Dean Mahalingam visits China to promote UAH College of Engineering partnership with several universities (July 2013)

Dean Mahalingam visits China to promote UAH College of Engineering partnership with several universities (July 2013)

Dean Shankar Mahalingam visited Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT) in Shanghai, Nantong University in Nantong, and Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) in Chengdu, China during the week of July 1-5. At SIT he met with Vice President Yinzhong Ye to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a cooperative agreement to enable exchange of students and faculty to help promote collaborations in teaching and research between UAH and SIT. He met with Deans of several engineering schools to discuss ways by which highly qualified undergraduate engineering students may enter UAH after two or three years at SIT. SIT, with an enrollment in excess of 18,000 students, was established by merging Shanghai Light Industry College, Shanghai College of Metallurgy, and Shanghai Institute of Chemical Technology in 2000. Dr. Mahalingam also had an opportunity to visit the Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry (SRICI). Scientists at SRICI are engaged in research in the fields of stable isotope separation, organic polymers, catalyst technology, biochemical technology, environmental protection, etc. At Nantong University, he met with Vice President Jianzhong Zhou to sign a similar agreement of cooperation.  Nantong University is a comprehensive university with a rich history and today’s version, established in 2004, includes Nantong Medical College, Nantong... Read more

07-16-2013 Hits:522

Two UAH teams launch mock satellites at CanSat Competition

Two UAH teams launch mock  satellites at CanSat Competition

OK, you shoot a mock satellite up on a rocket, keep in touch with it as it takes telemetry information and then track it as it comes down. Easy, right? Well, it's not nearly as easy as it sounds, and it takes two semesters to design it and get it ready. Read more

06-18-2013 Hits:624

Alabama Space Grant Consortium funds UAH students

Alabama Space Grant Consortium funds UAH students

NASA funds totaling $42,000 have been provided by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) to students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) for the 2013-2014 academic year to fund one graduate fellowship, four undergraduate scholars and one teacher educator scholar. "These awards are the heart of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium. Alabama has one of the largest Space Grant Scholars and Fellowship program in the country," said Dr. Gerald R. Karr, UAH ASGC director and a principal research scientist at the Earth System Science Center. "The awards are based on a competitive review process and these students are ranked highest among those that have competed. We are proud to present the 2013-2014 ASGC awards." The Undergraduate Scholars and their projected graduation dates are John Benton Alcorn, Aerospace Engineering, May 2014; Markus Ray Murdy, Aerospace Engineering, May 2015; Lindsay Megan Shine, Industrial & Systems Engineering, May 2014; and Kacey Marie Tyra, Mechanical Engineering, May 2015.   The Teacher Education Scholar is Charity Haggenmaker, Chemistry & Science Education, May 2014. The Graduate Fellow is Matthew Arnold Hitt for his research thesis "Liquid Rocket Printed Injector Study." Hitt is a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering graduating in May 2015. His advisor is Dr. Robert Frederick. UAH... Read more

05-31-2013 Hits:704

ECE alumnus Lori Mann Bruce (BSE, 1991, Ph.D. 1996) appointed Dean of the Graduate School at MSU - May 2013

ECE alumnus Lori Mann Bruce (BSE, 1991, Ph.D. 1996) appointed Dean of the Graduate School at MSU - May 2013

The College of Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is delighted to learn that Dr. Lori Mann Bruce has been named Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mississippi State University. Dr. Bruce is the William L. Giles Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at MSU, and will be the first woman to lead MSU's Graduate School. Dr. Bruce's research expertise is in the area of digital signal and image processing with emphases in hyperspectral remote sensing and diagnostic medical imaging. Read more

05-28-2013 Hits:792

Professor George Nelson (MAE) wins Prestigious Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award – May 2013

Professor George Nelson (MAE) wins Prestigious Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award – May 2013

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that George Nelson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has earned a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of 109 major Ph.D.-granting universities. The Powe Award supports the research and professional growth of young faculty at ORAU member institutions. Dr. Nelson’s award is one of 30 awards given nationwide this year. It will support research on the stability of thermoelectric materials at high temperatures. Thermoelectric materials can convert heat directly to electric power, and may be used to produce power from concentrated solar energy or automobile exhaust. Thermoelectric materials have also been used in electrical generators that power space probes and satellites. Dr. Nelson’s research can lead to improvements in thermoelectric material production methods and performance. Dr. Nelson joined the faculty at UAH in August 2012 following an appointment as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Nelson’s research interests include transport phenomena, energy storage and conversion devices, sustainable energy systems, and multi-scale... Read more

05-20-2013 Hits:723

UAH Students Teach Robot to Dance Gangnam Style!

UAH Students Teach Robot to Dance Gangnam Style!

Three UAH students have "taught" a robot the moves to the "Gangnam Style" dance craze.  The students -- Roslyn Brown of Huntsville, Heather Helton of Hazel Green and A.C. Williams of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands -- have helped create an Android application to control the robot's movements. They are part of a master's degree class in software engineering that have developed the app. this story is courtesy of al.com:  click this link for the complete story:  http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/gangnam_style_uah_students_cre.html Read more

04-29-2013 Hits:1235

L.- S. Fan, Distinguished University Professor

L.- S. Fan, Distinguished University Professor

The College of Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Presents Chemical Looping Technology and CO2 CapturebyL.- S. Fan, Distinguished University ProfessorC. John Easton Professor in EngineeringProfessor of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringThe Ohio State University Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:30 - 11:45 am - Room S105 in Technology Hall The concept of chemical looping reactions has been widely applied in chemical industries, e.g.,  the  production  of  hydrogen  peroxide  (H2O2)  from  hydrogen  and  oxygen  using  9,10- anthraquinone as the looping intermediate. Fundamental research on chemical looping reactions has also been applied to energy systems, e.g., the splitting of water (H2O) to produce oxygen and hydrogen using ZnO as the looping intermediate. Fossil fuel chemical looping applications had been used commercially with the steam-iron process for coal from the 1900s to the1940s and had been demonstrated at a pilot scale with the carbon dioxide acceptor process in the 1960s and 1970s.  There  are  presently  no  chemical  looping  processes  using  fossil  fuels  in  commercial operation. A key factor that hampered the continued use of these earlier processes for fossil energy operation was the inadequacy of the reactivity and recyclability of the looping particles. This factor led to higher product costs for using the chemical looping processes, compared to the other... Read more

04-23-2013 Hits:740

Professor Jovanov received a QNRF grant to monitor insomnia (1/2013)

Professor Jovanov received a QNRF grant to monitor insomnia (1/2013)

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Professor Jovanov from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Qatar National Research Fund grant for "The Development of a Clincician's Aide to Monitor and Screen for Insomnia." UAH is a part of the international team that includes Texas A&M University, Qatar, Charite Hospial, Berlin, Germany, Victoria University, Sydney, Australia, and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. The word 'insomnia' is commonly used to describe the problem of not being able to fall asleep (onset insomnia), not being able to stay asleep (maintenance insomnia) or having both of these problems. Insomnia is not a disease and can have many different causes, including worrying, poor personal habits, injuries, diseases and painful conditions. Night-time symptoms of insomnia are usually difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Daytime symptoms of insomnia include fatigue, sleepiness, lack of energy, irritability and other mood disturbances (e.g., depressed mood), poor motivation and concentration, and poor work performance. Daytime symptoms may also have negative effects on social functioning and can increase the risk of motor vehicle and work-related accidents Dr. Jovanov and his students will develop a wearable monitoring system and work with Dr. Teixeira on unobtrusive detection and modeling of arousal episodes during... Read more

04-02-2013 Hits:796

COE hosts 59th Annual NARSEF (Science Fair) and Honeywell Leadership Program Students (3/2013)

COE hosts 59th Annual NARSEF (Science Fair) and Honeywell Leadership Program Students (3/2013)

59th Annual North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair The College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville was pleased to host the 59th Annual North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NARSEF). NARSEF is a scientific competition for students in grades five through twelve. The purpose of the fair is to offer an opportunity for students to showcase their independent research to the public and compete scholastically with their peers. NARSEF is dedicated to promoting the interest in science exploration in today’s youth. Performing independent research, in the terms of a science fair project, stimulates interest in students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The interest in these areas is important because they have been recognized as crucial knowledge attributes for the next generation. This year, 2013 NARSEF was comprised of 346 winning projects from 30 public and private schools in the nine northern counties of Alabama; 373 students were in attendance. Of these projects, 106 were selected to compete in the state Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF), and three finalists were selected to represent NARSEF at the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 12-17, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. ASEF will be... Read more

03-12-2013 Hits:887

ECE Alumnus, Professor Emeritus Bob Skelton from UCSD to present seminar (3/2013)

ECE Alumnus, Professor Emeritus Bob Skelton from UCSD to present seminar (3/2013)

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is honored to host its alumnus, Professor Emeritus Bob Skelton (MSE, 1969) on March 12th. His talk is titled "Integrating Structure and Control Design with Tensegrity Systems." Bob is the inaugural Alspach Professor of Dynamics and Control at UCSD, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of AIAA, and a Humboldt Fellow. Click here for additional details including an abstract of his seminar, time, location, etc. Read more

03-08-2013 Hits:889

SCI Technology recently funded $100,000 scholarship at UAH in honor of businessman A. Eugene Sapp (3/2013)

SCI Technology recently funded $100,000 scholarship at UAH in honor of businessman A. Eugene Sapp (3/2013)

SCI Technology, Inc. a subsidiary of Sanmina Corporation, recently funded a $100,000 endowed scholarship at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in honor of A. Eugene Sapp’s 50 years of service with the company. Read more

03-06-2013 Hits:880

Engineering Professors and Students honored at E-week banquet (2/2013)

Engineering Professors and Students honored at E-week banquet (2/2013)

UAHuntsville College of Engineering professors and students are honored at E-week banquet hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers on February 21, 20013.  Dr. B. Earl Wells recieved Award as Outstanding Educator from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) John Ross received Outstanding Student at UAH Award from IEEE Dr. Nagendra Singh recieved UAHuntsville College of Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Yuri Shtessel has been recognized as Outsanding Senior Faculty, and Dr. Babak Shotorban has been recognized as Oustanding Junior Faculty   Outstanding Graduate Students   Mar Piernavieja-Hermida Chemical and Materials Engineering Rajesh Vuddandam Civil and Enviromental Engineering Hai Sheng Leong Electrical and Computer Engineering Stephanie Brown Reitmeier ISE and Engineering Management John Bennewitz Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering     Outstanding Undergraduate Student   Matthew Denny Aerospace Engineering Stephen R. Kirk Chemical Engineering Marvin Viktor Standekar Civil Engineering Joshua M. Moser Computer Engineering George E. Bekken Electrical Engineering Roger Gregory Burt Idustrial and Systems Engineering Caroline Bryson Mechanical Engineering Jessie T. Hazen Optical Engineering Read more

02-26-2013 Hits:1079

Alabama Governor Robert Bently Congratulates Dr. Jason Cassibry (2/2013)

Alabama Governor Robert Bently Congratulates Dr. Jason Cassibry (2/2013)

Governor Bentley spoke at the dedication of the UAH Charger One Facility on Redstone Arsenal.   This picture shows Dr. Bentley congratulating Dr. Jason Cassibry, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and UAH PhD Student Ross Cortez.    Officials from state and national government, The Boeing Company, NASA , and UAH participated in the dedication ceremony. Dr. Cassibry and Ross Cortez  are becoming recognized national leaders on the Nuclear Fusion Propulsion arena.    The Propulsion Research Center is pleased to have them as part of our research team in conjunction with the UAH College of Engineering and the UAH Aerophysics Facility. Read more

02-25-2013 Hits:836

Nanophotonics Research by Professor Guo's Team Enables New Kind of Optical Spectrometer (1/2013)

Nanophotonics Research by Professor Guo's Team Enables New Kind of Optical Spectrometer (1/2013)

By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy, a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated by a research team led by Professor Guo in the ECE department. A detailed news article appears in the Science Daily Science Daily Article Read more

01-30-2013 Hits:942

ISEEM Graduate Dr. Joseph W. Hamaker Named Member of NRC Panel (12/2012)

ISEEM Graduate Dr. Joseph W. Hamaker Named Member of NRC Panel (12/2012)

The College of Engineering is proud to announce that Dr. Joseph W. Hamaker has been selected by the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Human Spaceflight as one of 14 members to serve on its Technical Feasibility Panel. This panel will help the committee evaluate the future of the American space program. Dr. Joseph W. Hamaker is a senior cost analyst with The Millennium Group International (TMGI). He performs cost and schedule estimating, risk/uncertainty analysis and related economic assessments, cost-estimating tool development, and related work for new and ongoing space projects. Previously, Dr. Hamaker was the director of the Cost Analysis Division of NASA headquarters. In this position, he led the development of independent cost estimates for NASA programs as well as the establishment of strategic management policy for the overall NASA cost-estimating process. Prior to assuming the lead cost position at NASA headquarters, Dr. Hamaker spent 29 years at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the last 16 as manager of the Engineering Cost Office there. He is certified by the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis as a cost analyst and by the International Society of Parametric Analysts as a parametric practitioner. Dr. Hamaker has a B.S. in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University and... Read more

12-17-2012 Hits:1059

COE Alumni Win $20,000 First Prize (9/2012)

COE Alumni Win $20,000 First Prize (9/2012)

UAHuntsville College of Engineering alumni Jiake Liu, Chris Heath, Stephen Doud, and Douglas Kirby have won $20,000 in a national search to find and nurture the next big ideas in advanced technology. Their invention, which started as their senior design project at UAHuntsville, won one of three first prize winners of the Best Buy College Innovator Fund, according to a news release from Best Buy. The team won for their Typing Glove - Gauntlet Keyboard, a one-hand glove device that functions as a wireless keyboard. Check out their website http://gauntletkeyboard.com for more information. Video Demonstration Read more

10-02-2012 Hits:1423

Chris E. Orr (BSE, Electrical Engineering,1984) wins prestigious GE Edison Award (9/2012)

Chris E. Orr (BSE, Electrical Engineering,1984) wins prestigious GE Edison Award (9/2012)

  UAHuntsville College of Engineering alumnus Chris E. Orr (’84 BSE) has been awarded a General Electric Edison Award for his contributions to the General Electric (GE) Company. The Edison award is named after Thomas Edison, one of GE’s founders and the most prolific inventor in history. Read more

09-28-2012 Hits:1342

Professor Milenkovic received an NSF grant to develop new techniques that will help programmers find software bugs faster (8/2012)

Professor Milenkovic received an NSF grant to develop new techniques that will help programmers find software bugs faster (8/2012)

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Milenkovic from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received an NSF grant to explore techniques for real-time unobtrusive program tracing and debugging in modern multicore embedded systems. The UAHuntsville is a lead institution in this collaborative three-year effort that includes a group from the Texas State University, San Marcos led by Dr. Martin Burtscher. Our society increasingly relies upon embedded computer systems that have become essential to all aspects of our lives. Faster, cheaper, smaller, more sophisticated, and more power-efficient embedded computer systems spur new applications that require very complex software stacks. The growing software and hardware complexity and tightening time-to-market deadlines make software development and debugging the most critical aspect of embedded system development. A recent study found that software developers spend between 50%-75% of their time debugging programs, yet the nation still loses approximately $20-$60 billion a year due to softwarebugs and glitches. The recent shift toward multicore architectures makes software development and debugging even more challenging. Traditional debugging is time consuming and may interfere with program execution, causing some bugs to become irreproducible and making it unusable in real-time environments. Moreover, tracing a processor's internal state during execution is only... Read more

08-27-2012 Hits:1773

College of Engineering New Faculty Appointments (8/2012 rev. 1/2013)

College of Engineering New Faculty Appointments (8/2012 rev. 1/2013)

Dr. Pat Reardon Dr. Pat Reardon received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1993 from UAHuntsville. After a couple of stints in industry in Huntsville, Pat came to the Center for Applied Optics in 1998, and has worked his way up to be the Interim Director. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, effective October 1, 2012. His area of expertise is in various kinds of optical metrology instrumentation. The levels of precision in terms of surface roughness of the kinds of optical surfaces he develops is of the order of tens of nanometers.   Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin The College of Engineering at UAHuntsville is very pleased to welcome Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin, appointed as Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2012.  Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin's research areas include the  behavior and design of steel structures, seismic performance-based design, nonlinear modeling and analysis, and the reliability analysis of structural systems.  He was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan in 2011 and received the P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University in2010 and 2011. Dr. Lin earned his Bachelor's in civil engineering and M.S. in... Read more

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UAH Now Accepting Scholorship Applications

UAH Now Accepting Scholorship Applications

The UAHuntsville Online Scholarship Application located at https://apps.uah.edu/Scholarship/, is now accepting applications for the academic year 2014-2015. The priority date for students to submit a scholarship application is December 1st.  All prospective and current students are encouraged to complete a scholarship application by December 1, 2013 to achieve priority consideration for next year’s awards.   Read more

10-15-2013 Hits:412

Distinguished Seminar - Role of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Processing of Clouds

Distinguished Seminar - Role of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Processing of Clouds

Role of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Processing of Clouds Prof. Lance R. Collins, Cornell UniversityA Joint College of Engineering and UAH Distinguished Seminar  Friday, September 27 2:00pm S-105, Technology Hall   ABSTRACT: in a particular size range, a uniform distribution of particles or droplets in turbulent air will spontaneously cluster. The clustering is caused by the inertial mismatch between the heavy particles and the lighter surrounding fluid; vortices in the flow "centrifuge" the particles into the interstitial straining regions. The resulting non-uniform particle concentration field enhances the rate of coalescence. This may explain the rapid development of cumulus clouds under conditions that are not well described by current meteorological models. In this talk, I will review our attempts to quantify inertial clustering in our direct numerical simulations, as well as discuss recent measurements made in the laboratory and in the atmosphere by my collaborators. Lance R. Collins is the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to that he served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from 2005-2010, and he was Director of Graduate Studies for Aerospace Engineering 2003-2005. He joined Cornell in 2002, after serving for 11 years as Assistant... Read more

09-19-2013 Hits:460

Dean's Walk-in Office Hours (3/2013)

Dean's Walk-in Office Hours (3/2013)

Dr. Mahalingam is now offering Walk-in office hours without an appointment.  Any student interested in speaking with the Dean may drop by his office, Engineering Building 102, at these times:           Wednesday - 1pm to 2pm           Thursday - 1pm to 2pm Read more

03-05-2013 Hits:851

Graduate Program Open House (3/2013)

Graduate Program Open House (3/2013)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013. 5-7 PM Shelby Center, SC301 UAHuntsville College of Engineering organizes open house with presentation of graduate programs and admission-free enrollment. Please come to hear about Graduate Programs at the College of Engineering and admission process, and tell us about your needs and interests. Refreshments will be served. Admission fee will be waived for U.S. citizens/residents between March 1 and April 15.  All applications will be processed within four weeks. To register, please email rsvp@uah.edu.  Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering:             http://www.uah.edu/eng/grad Read more

03-01-2013 Hits:653

Scholars Institute 2013 Call for Abstracts (2/2013)

Scholars Institute 2013 Call for Abstracts (2/2013)

TO:                 UAHuntsville Faculty and Staff  FROM:          Vistasp M. Karbhari, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs SUBJECT:     2013 Scholars Institute Following the highly successful events held in previous years, the 6th Annual UA System Scholars Institute will be hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville on the 21st and 22nd of May, 2013.  The theme this year is "Integrating Technology to Support Student Success, Research, and Service," and the planning team has been hard at work to ensure that the Institute provides an effective opportunity to not only learn about new ways to integrate technology for the benefit of teaching, learning and the student experience, but also to enable faculty and staff from our three campuses to get together to share thoughts and experiences and build relationships. The Institute will begin with opening remarks from Chancellor Witt at 9:30 a.m. on the 21st and will end with a luncheon speaker on the 22nd around 2:00 p.m.  There will be plenary and discussion sessions, some of which will be webcast to enable greater participation.  An added component this year will be the presence, at selected times, of vendors displaying and discussing their products. You will be receiving further details regarding registration and the... Read more

02-26-2013 Hits:903

Seminar: The Odd Role of WW-I in the History of Flight (1/2013)

Seminar: The Odd Role of WW-I in the History of Flight (1/2013)

John H. Lienhard, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, and of History University of Houston 10:30 am Friday, February 1, Technology Hall S-105 A Seminar in the Distinguished Lecturer Series presented by The College of Engineering and The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Lienhard Seminar Announcement.pdf It's a common assumption that war drives invention. Well, let's ask how the new technology of flight fared during WW-I. Let's look closely and quantitatively at how the immediate needs of war really affected aeroplane improvement. John H. Lienhard is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, and of History, at the University of Houston. He received BS and MS degrees from Oregon State College and the University of Washington, his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and he holds two honorary doctorates. He is known internationally for extensive research in the thermal sciences -- particularly in heat transfer and thermodynamics as they apply to issues of phase change. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Lienhard is also known for his work in history. He is the founding author and voice of The Engines of Our Ingenuity - heard nationally... Read more

01-28-2013 Hits:838

Professors Milenkovic and Jovanov received an NSF infrastructure grant (6/2012)

Professors Milenkovic and Jovanov received an NSF infrastructure grant (6/2012)

The grant will be used to create mHealth – computing infrastructure for mobile health and wellness monitoring. The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Professors Milenkovic and Jovanov from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received an NSF grant to create mHealth– computing infrastructure or mobile health and wellness monitoring.  This project will support creation of a multi-tiered computing infrastructure pioneered at UAHuntsville. The mHealth consists of (a) a variety of wearable wireless sensors for monitoring users' physiological signals, body movement and activity levels, and environmental conditions; (b) personal devices that collect data from the sensors, analyze them, compile personalized health status information, and upload data over the Internet to a server; and (c) an mHealth server running databases and services for logging and analysis of health records from multiple users. The infrastructure will directly support several research efforts conducted by the investigators, their students, and their collaborators from the UAHuntsville's College of Nursing; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Health Sciences (UAB); and Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL. The mHealth infrastructure will enable the investigators to pursue the following research goals: Exploring critical design issues in the next generation of wireless wearable body area networks... Read more

06-25-2012 Hits:2446

UAHuntsville is chosen by NASA for 2013 X-Hab innovation challenge (6/2012)

UAHuntsville is chosen by NASA for 2013 X-Hab innovation challenge (6/2012)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of five universities chosen to participate in the 2013 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation. This group of universities will design habitat systems, concepts and technologies that could be used in future deep space habitats, according to NASA. UAHuntsville will design and develop a microgravity random access stowage and rack system as part of this challenge. This selection is the first milestone in a year-long process for these five teams. Throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, the teams will meet a series of milestones to design, manufacture, assemble and test their systems in cooperation with the NASA Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Program's Habitation Systems Project team. "The X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge is an exciting opportunity to engage university teams in the design process for NASA's next generation space systems," said Jason Crusan, NASA's AES program manager. "The agency benefits from the fresh and innovative perspective of these university teams, and they learn about deep space human exploration and the systems engineering approach from an experienced NASA team." The challenge is a university-level participatory exploration effort designed to encourage studies in spaceflight-related disciplines. The challenge encourages... Read more

06-11-2012 Hits:2469

New Multidisciplinary course for Summer 2012

New Multidisciplinary course for Summer 2012

Professor Kerstin Thurow from the University of Rostock will teach a new multidisciplinary course: EE610: Physics and Chemistry of Biosensors during Summer 2012. Course Description Read more

05-23-2012 Hits:1999

MAE Graduate Student Student Shushannah Smith Receives Pre-Doctoral Ford Fellowship Award (4/2012)

MAE Graduate Student Student Shushannah Smith Receives Pre-Doctoral Ford Fellowship Award (4/2012)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is proud to announce that Shushannah Smith has been selected as an awardee in the highly prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship 2012 predoctoral competition. This fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Her selection is based on the review panelist's judgement of Shushannah's scholarly competence as well as her promise for future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education. The predoctoral fellowship will provide funding for three years of study in a doctoral program. Approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships are awarded nationwide to students from the following fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Congratulations Shushannah! Read more

04-30-2012 Hits:3109

UAHuntsville Team Wins First Place at NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race (4/2012)

UAHuntsville Team Wins First Place at NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race (4/2012)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 16, 2012) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville grabbed the top spot in the 19thannual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center over the weekend. The collegiate and high school competition included 600 engineers, student drives and mechanics on 80 teams from 20 states, Canada, Germany, Russia, India, Italy and the United Arab Emirates. Finishing behind UAHuntsville was the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao and Purdue University in third place. In addition to winning the first place overall trophy for posting the fastest vehicle assembly and race times in their divisions, and the fewest on-course penalties, UAHuntsville also received the “Best Report Award” for its technical documentation of the equipment and procedures used to design, build and test the vehicle. The Great Moonbuggy Race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies. Traversing the grueling half-mile course, which simulates the cratered lunar surface, race teams face many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. The race is inspired by the original lunar rover, first piloted across the moon's surface in the early 1970s... Read more

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UAHuntsville's Jeff Evans (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) Wins NSF CAREER Award

UAHuntsville's Jeff Evans (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) Wins NSF CAREER Award

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey L. Evans, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education. Dr. Evans will investigate the influence of temperature and material synthesis methodologies on the mechanical behavior of nickel and nickel-based superalloys. With increased thermal efficiency demands on land-based power systems and aircraft engines, the demand for materials capable of operating reliably and safely under extreme environmental, and thermomechanical conditions  is constantly on the rise. The operating conditions tend to be in regimes where several time-dependent damage mechanisms, such as creep deformation, oxygen diffusion, and crack tip oxidation, can operate during cyclic loading and during the dwell period. His research will help elucidate fundamental mechanisms governing time-dependent damage and degradation. His research is integrated with educational activities in... Read more

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COE Faculty Host USSRC Honeywell Leadership Students From Across the Globe (February 29 & March 7 2012)

COE Faculty Host USSRC Honeywell Leadership Students From Across the Globe (February 29 & March 7 2012)

The College of Engineering is hosting a day visit by groups of students selected by the US Space and Rocket Center to participate in its Honeywell Leadership Program. In all, about 256 junior and senior high school students from across the world were introduced to a variety of engineering topics - bridge building, rockets are a drag, & lean manufacturing. Students were also engaged in other hands on activities in the Sensor Laboratory and the Center for Applied Optics. Students met with several of our faculty members who designed these activities. The group includes Professors Leonard, Gholston, Lindquist, Frederick, and Drs. Reardon, Lineberry,  and Corsetti. This event is part of the College of Engineering's outreach initiative to convey the excitement of engineering through hands-on learning of basic principles. Professor Jennifer English, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Engineering coordinated this event, and may be contacted for overall program details. Read more

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March 7-9, 2012 North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair

March 7-9, 2012 North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is pleased to host the 2012 North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NARSEF). NARSEF is a scientific competition for students in grades five through twelve. The purpose of the fair is to offer an opportunity for students to showcase their independent research to the public and compete scholastically with their peers. NARSEF is dedicated to promoting the interest in science exploration in today’s youth. Performing independent research, in the terms of a science fair project, stimulates interest in students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The interest in these areas is important because they have been recognized as crucial knowledge attributes for the next generation. This year, the 58th Annual NARSEF will be comprised of 351 winning projects from 24 public and private schools in the nine northern counties of Alabama. These projects will compete for spots in the state Alabama Science and Engineering Fair, and three finalists will be selected to represent NARSEF at the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 13-18, 2012 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. NARSEF will be held March 7-9, 2012 in the University Fitness Center on the UAHuntsville... Read more

03-06-2012 Hits:2939

COE Introduces New High Performance Technical Computing Cluster

COE Introduces New High Performance Technical Computing Cluster

The UAHuntsville College of Engineering would like to introduce our new High Performance Technical Computing cluster.  This computer cluster is controlled by a single PowerEdge R710 master node with 12 Dell PowerEdge M600 series blade servers. Each blade features Intel 2 X 6core processors with 48GB of memory for a total of 144 CPU cores, and 576GB ofmemory available for computations.  The system uses a high speed Mellanox QDR InfiniBand 40 Gb/s network for MPI traffic between nodes and has 18TB (17TB usable) disk space storage in the attached storage unit.   All together, the HPTC cluster compute nodes provide an actual output of 1.35 Tflops (1012)trillion floating point operations per second.  For comparison, the average modern desktop computer will average between 10 and 60 GFlops (109) or billion floating point operations per second. Some of the software that will be offered on the new cluster will be Gaussian 9, Geant, Mrbayes, Paup, Lammps sparks, Code_Saturne, POM, CFD-ACE+, KIVA-3V and custom code using Intel compilers and math kernel libraries. Read more

02-29-2012 Hits:2975

Professor Fahimi speaker at IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation Chapter Seminar

Professor Fahimi speaker at IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation Chapter Seminar

Professor Farbod Fahimi will be the speaker at the IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation - Controls Systems (JRACS) Chapter Seminar.  Seminar  scheduled for March 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm at Technology Hall, Room S105.  See attached flyer for details. Click HERE for more details. Read more

02-23-2012 Hits:2963

Three Engineering professors honored at E-week banquet!

Three Engineering professors honored at E-week banquet!

Three UAHuntsville College of Engineering professors are honored at E-week banquet hosted by the ASME.  Professor Robert Frederick is being recognized as the UAHuntsville College of Engineering Senior Faculty Member.  Professor Jeff Evans is being recognized as the UAHuntsville College of Engineering Junior Faculty Member.  Professor Hugh Coleman is being recognized with the UAHuntsville College of Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. Click Here for more information. Read more

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Space Hardware Club Wins UAHuntsville CubeSat Proposal Funded by NASA (February 10, 2012)

Space Hardware Club Wins UAHuntsville CubeSat Proposal Funded by NASA (February 10, 2012)

 "The UAHuntsville CubeSat," a proposal submitted by UAHuntsville's  Space Hardware Club has been recommended for participation in NASA"s CubeSat Launch Initiative. This pilot project is intended to demonstrate viable launch opportunities for CubeSat payloads during 2013 a 2014 as auxiliary payloads on planned NASA missions.  NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate received 43 proposals and is recommending 33, including UAHuntsville's proposal, for participation in the opportunity.  The proposal was led by Eric Becnel, CubeSat Team Leader and Chief Engineer. The Space Hardware Club is an all volunteer, all student aerospace system design group and student organization of UAHuntsville. Its members include students from various majors including Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Computer Science. The CubeSat program is divided into four main groups - hardware development, mission control, analysis/modeling, and environmental testing. Hardware development includes all hardware and software development for the satellite. This includes the electrical power sub‐system, structures sub‐system, communications sub‐system, attitude determination and control sub‐system and the command and data handling sub‐system. Mission control includes the CubeSat ground station which is being operated out of the Communications Lab, located in the Engineering Building. Analysis and modeling includes the orbital power, stabilization, thermal and... Read more

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Announcing COE DIstinguished Seminar by Professor Nicholas Abbott

Announcing COE DIstinguished Seminar by Professor Nicholas Abbott

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the second COE Distinguished Seminar of AY 2011-2012. The seminar that will be presented by Professor Nicholas Abbott of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on January 20, 2012. This seminar is hosted jointly by the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME).  COE Graduate students are encouraged to attend. If anyone is interested in meeting with Professor Abbott, please contact Professor Robert Lindquist, Chair of ECE. Click here for details Read more

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2011-2012 COE Open Faculty Positions

2011-2012 COE Open Faculty Positions

University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Engineering 2011-2012 Brief Descriptions of Open Faculty Positions For complete position descriptions, please refer to departmental websites POSITION 1: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Applicants for positions at the rank of tenure‐track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor will be considered. Along with experience in UAS applications, the candidate should have teaching and research interests and experience in at least one of the following disciplines: aerodynamics, flight mechanics and controls, vehicle system design and analysis, flight operations including aviation safety and security. CONTACT: maesearch@eng.uah.edu POSITION 2: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Propulsion Energy Systems. Applicants for positions at the rank of tenure‐track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor will be considered. The candidate should have teaching and research interests and experience in at least one of the following disciplines: liquid, solid, or air‐breathing propulsion systems and/or advanced propulsion concepts (electric/plasma). Related areas of interest include plasma engineering... Read more

12-06-2011 Hits:4066

Engineering News - SE Workshop

Engineering News - SE Workshop

COE, ISEEM and CSS conducting Systems Engineering Workshop December 1, 2011 UAHuntsville’s Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, College of Engineering and the Center for Systems Studies is pleased to announce a systems engineering workshop scheduled to be held on December 1, 2011. The workshop will feature leading systems engineering researchers from major universities in the United States. The theme of this workshop is Understanding the Role of Elegance in Engineered Complex Systems: Engineering for System Effectiveness, Efficiency, Robustness and Behavior. The workshop will establish the groundwork for a consortium that will examine the fundamental question of what is elegant in engineered complex systems, how do we better understand and measure it, and how do we utilize it to improve the performance and affordability of modern systems. For workshop details, please contact Professor Paul Componation at Paul.Componation@UAH.Edu or Dr. Paul Callopy at Paul.Callopy@UAH.Edu. Financial support provided by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is gratefully acknowledged. Read more

12-01-2011 Hits:1382

Engineering News - Hollingsworth

Engineering News - Hollingsworth

COE Welcomes Dr. Keith Hollingsworth as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The College of Engineering is delighted to welcome Professor Keith Hollingsworth, appointed as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Hollingsworth received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1989. His B.S. and M.S. degrees are from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hollingsworth’s research interests span several areas of thermal science including boiling and two-phase flows, turbulent convection, liquid crystal thermography, and biomedical heat transfer. Prior to joining UAHuntsville, Dr. Hollingsworth was on the faculty of the University of Houston where he graduated a total of 35 research students at the PhD, Masters, and Honors Thesis levels. His years of teaching, largely in an undergraduate laboratory setting, have been recognized with three College teaching awards, the University teaching award, and the University research mentoring award. Dr. Hollingsworth is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.   Read more

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Engineering News - Engr Workshop

Engineering News - Engr Workshop

College of Engineering & Center for System Studies Host Systems Engineering Workshop on December 2nd, 2011 UAHuntsville’s Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, College of Engineering and the Center for Systems Studies is pleased to announce a systems engineering workshop scheduled to be held on December 1, 2011. The workshop will feature leading systems engineering researchers from major universities in the United States. The theme of this workshop is Understanding the Role of Elegance in Engineered Complex Systems: Engineering for System Effectiveness, Efficiency, Robustness and Behavior. The workshop will establish the groundwork for a consortium that will examine the fundamental question of what is elegant in engineered complex systems, how do we better understand and measure it, and how do we utilize it to improve the performance and affordability of modern systems. For workshop details, please contact Professor Paul Componation at Paul.Componation@UAH.Edu or Dr. Paul Callopy at Paul.Callopy@UAH.Edu. Financial support provided by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is gratefully acknowledged. Read more

12-01-2011 Hits:1210

Engineering News - Boykin APS

Engineering News - Boykin APS

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROFESSOR TIM BOYKIN ELECTED FELLOW OF AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (NOVEMBER 2011) The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the College of Engineering is very proud to announce that Professor Timothy Boykin has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The Council of the American Physical Society made this determination at its November 2011 meeting upon the recommendation of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. Election to APS Fellowship is recognition by peers of Professor Boykin’s outstanding contributions to physics, and is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the society’s membership. Professor Boykin’s citation read’s:   “For contributions to the theory and full-bandstructure modeling of semiconductor nanostructures“ Congratulations to Professor Boykin for this well-deserved recognition! Read more

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MAE Lecturer Recipient of the 2011 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

MAE Lecturer Recipient of the 2011 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

We here at the UAHuntsville College of Engineering are proud to announce that in April 2011, Dr. Christina L. Carmen, Lecturer in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE), was selected as a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. In Oct. 2011, she will travel to Toulouse, France, as a guest of the 2011 SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, to receive her award and meet with aerospace industry representatives to further provide UAH engineering students innovative and relevant research and design opportunities. Dr. Carmen obtained a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. While at Ga. Tech she worked with Dr. Warren Strahle, Ph.D., determining the fractal dimension of the Ammonium Perchlorate solid rocket propellant. Additionally, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) with a focus upon turbulent combustion modeling. Dr. Carmen has been a Lecturer in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at UAH since 2006. She primarily teaches MAE senior capstone design classes with a focus upon product realization – a class she has taught... Read more

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