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



Ringing in a New Ceremony for the College of Engineering

Graduation is a special time for students of all majors. It’s a time to reflect on one’s educational journey and accomplishments. It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends....

A student injecting a machine with fluids

Materials Research Organizes Under New Institute

A new institute at The University of Alabama will boost efforts from across campus in materials science and materials engineering.

Dr. Steven Daniewicz

Celebrating the Accomplishments of First-Generation Students

The University of Alabama is hosting a week of celebration for first-generation college students from Nov. 6-11. With support, recognition and celebration as the foundational elements of the week, the...

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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

Fall 2023

Location: NERC 1012

Date Time Speaker University/Institute
November 10, 2023 2pm Frank Ernst
Alloy Surface Engineering by Infusion of Carbon or Nitrogen
Case Western Reserve University

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