Teaching and research are linked: the skills and leading edge technology utilized in research projects are transferred to students in the classrooms and laboratories.



Two UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars

The latest selections bring UA’s number of Goldwater Scholars to 62. Skylar Elliott is a Randall Research Scholar studying metallurgical engineering. Elliott, a UA Honors College student, has been working under...

Reddy Named Recipient of 2023 TMS Fellow Award

Dr. Ramana Reddy, ACIPCO endowed professor in the department of metallurgical and materials engineering (MTE) at The University of Alabama (UA), has been named a recipient of the 2023 TMS...

Henderson Named Dean of UA College of Engineering

Dr. Clifford L. Henderson has been named the next dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering and will begin his tenure August 1. Henderson comes to UA from...

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Research Opportunities

Metallurgical and materials engineering faculty conduct active research programs in many different topical areas, including solidification science and technology, cold spraying, mechanical properties of materials, development of new materials for information storage, mathematical and physical modeling of materials-processing operations such as solidification and steel making, plasma processing of materials, solar cells, corrosion, oxidation, electrodeposition, resource reclamation, foundry methods, and metal casting.

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering operates laboratories for solidification processing, chemical metallurgy, mechanical processing, heat treating, specimen preparation, light and electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, corrosion, and electrochemistry. Specialized facilities also exist for rapid solidification, container-less melting, chemical-vapor deposition, sputtering of thin films, thermo gravimetric analysis, and an atomizer to manufacture metal powders for 3D printing of metal parts.

In addition, the University has a foundry, which provides space and facilities for teaching, research and service to metal-casting and processing industries. The laboratory incorporates basic types of equipment used in operating foundries and permits demonstration to students of most of the practices encountered in making cast iron, steel and nonferrous alloys.

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Research Areas

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Graduate Seminar Series

Spring 2021

Wednesdays -2 pm CT -Zoom | Read pdf of seminar series

Date Name Title University Location
February 3 Kavan Hazeli Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The University of Alabama in Huntsville
February 10 Tae-Sik Oh Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Auburn University ZOOM LINK
February 17 Chris Marvel Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering Lehigh University ZOOM LINK
February 24 Paul Baker Director, Material Characterization The University of Alabama at Birmingham
March 3 Ruigang Wang Associate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering The University of Alabama
March 10 Scott Misture Inamori Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Alfred University
March 17 Kyung-Ho Roh Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering The University of Alabama in Huntsville
March 24 Stefan Schaffoener Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering University of Connecticut
April 21 Greg Thompson Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering The University of Alabama

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