UAHuntsville engineering professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER award

Jeff evansContentHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 3, 2012) - Jeffrey Evans, an engineering faculty member at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Dr. Evans is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

This is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award 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 build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Evans is investigating the influence of temperature and material synthesis methodologies on the mechanical behavior of nickel and nickel-based super alloys.

His research is integrated with educational activities in a number of innovative ways and impacting a large range of educational levels, from K-12 to graduate student training. The central component of his K-12 educational outreach is a program termed Metal Madness.

The Metal Madness program will be presented in middle school classrooms and will have age-appropriate basic curriculum in what metals are and how they behave. The initial target audience for this program will be middle schools in north Alabama.

Dr. Evans received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering, both from the University of Arkansas in 2004 and 2008. He was appointed to his current position at UAHuntsville in 2008.

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