Mechanical Engineering Program Faculty

Jeff Suhling
Department Chair
Jeff Suhling


Since it's beginnings, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has attracted exceptional faculty to teach our students and advance the discipline. That great tradition continues today as is evidenced by our ever-increasing list of faculty patents and inventions, membership in academic academies and in peer recognition.

Our faculty are supported by a dedicated and hardworking staff committed to making your educational experience or professional interaction smooth and productive.

 



Last Updated: Feb 20, 2017

Ali Abdel-Hadi Ali Abdel-Hadi
Lecturer

Office: 3436 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3308
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Solid Mechanics Granular Mechanics Constitutive Equations Granular Flow Rheology Consolidation Shear Testers


Sabit Adanur Sabit Adanur
Professor

Office: 2448 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-5497
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Fiber Yarn Fabric Nonwovens Weaving Knitting Braiding Tufting Composites Polymer Processing Nanotechnology Safety and Protective Materials Paper Machine Clothing Computer Aided Design Textile Testing and Analysis Textile Machinery


Anahita Ayasoufi Anahita Ayasoufi
Lecturer

Office: 3430 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4947
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Numerical Simulation CFD Helical Static Mixers Solid-Liquid Phase Change Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Engineering Education


David Beale David Beale
Professor

Office: 3418C Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3336
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Multibody Dynamics Simulation Composite Structures Shape Memory Alloys Design Innovations


David Bevly David Bevly
Bill and Lana McNair Endowed Distinguished Professor

Office: 2418F Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3446
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Vehicle Dynamics, Navigation, & Control Sensor Fusion for Navigation & Control On-line State and Parameter Estimation


Sushil Bhavnani Sushil Bhavnani
Henry M. Burt, Jr. Endowed Professor; Associate Department Chair

Office: 1418C Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3303
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Thermal Management of Datacenters Phase-Change Cooling Heat Transfer Enhancement Jet Impingement Pool Boiling on Micro-Structured Surface Convective Boiling Spacecraft Thermal Management Condensate Mobility Renewable Energy Heat Transfer in Microchannels


Thomas Burch Thomas Burch
Lecturer

Office: 2418H Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3304
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Energy Utilization Steam Boilers Chillers HVAC Cooling Towers Boiler Safety


Song-yul Choe Song-yul Choe
Professor

Office: 2418C Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3328
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Modeling/Control of Power Sources Piezoelectric Devices High Powered Connectors Solenoid Values Tires PEM Fuel Cells Batteries Electric Motors


Lorenzo Cremaschi Lorenzo Cremaschi
Associate Professor

Office: 2446 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3302
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Miniature-Scale Refrigeration Oil Retention Frosting/Icing Boiling/Condensation Nanolubricant Microchannel Air Conditioning Heat Exchangers Low GWP Refrigerants Energy Efficiency


David Dyer David Dyer
Professor

Office: 1432 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3305
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Thermodynamics Energy Conservation Mechanical Equipment Mechanical Design/Safety Water Supply


George Flowers George Flowers
Professor; Dean of Graduate School

Office: 3428 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4375
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Dynamics of Rotating Machinery Vibration Analysis of Electronic Systems


Yasser Gowayed Yasser Gowayed
Professor

Office: 3450 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-5496
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Ceramic Matrix Composites Polymer Matrix Composites Modeling of Composite Materials


Daniel Harris Daniel Harris
Associate Professor

Office: 2418B Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3337
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Thermal Management Electronics Cooling Heat Pipes Thermal Interface Materials Liquid Metals Heat Transfer Thermodynamics Satellite Thermal Design Cube-Sats Lunar Environments


Robert Jackson Robert Jackson
Associate Professor

Office: 3418E Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3340
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Tribology Lubrication Bearings Contact Mechanics Electrical Contacts Wear Friction Nanoparticles Surface Roughness Biotribology


Peter Jones Peter Jones
Woltosz War Eagle Motor Sports Professor

Office: 3418G Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3368
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Design Methodology Propulsion System Design Off-Road Vehicle Dynamics Radiation & Combined Mode Heat Transfer Radiative Materials Properties


Jay Khodadadi Jay Khodadadi
Professor

Office: 2418E Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3333
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Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Materials Processing Computational Fluid Dynamics Experimental Fluid Dynamics Microfluidics Energy Storage


Roy Knight Roy Knight
Assistant Professor

Office: 3418B Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3300
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Thermal Management of Electronics Electronics Cooling Heat Transfer Modeling Heat Sink Optimization Computational Fluid Dynamics Compact Refrigeration Systems Heat Transfer Enhancement Phase Change Cooling of Electronics


Pradeep Lall Pradeep Lall
John and Anne MacFarlane Professor; Director for National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics

Office: 1438 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3424
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Flexible Hybrid Electronics Harsh Environment Electronics High Strain-Rate Material Behavior Light Emitting Diodes MEMS Prognostics Health Management Semiconductor Packaging Shock and Vibration Solder Joint Reliability Wirebonding


Daniel Mackowski Daniel Mackowski
Professor

Office: 3418H Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3334
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Particle Scattering Radiative Transfer Electromagnetic Theory Remote Sensing Aerosol Dynamics Heat Transfer


Dan Marghitu Dan Marghitu
Professor

Office: 2418G Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3335
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Mechanical Impact Dynamics Mechanisms Robots Vibrations Animal and Human Locomotion Nonlinear Dynamics


A. Mishra A. Mishra
Visiting Professor

Office: 1454 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3415
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Mechanical Design Plasticity Solid Mechanics


Lewis Payton Lewis Payton
Associate Research Professor; Director of Design and Manufacturing Lab

Office: 2428 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3342
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Additive Manufacturing of Metals Advanced Manufacturing Methods Friction Stir Welding Orthogonal Metal Cutting Occupational Safety and Health Nuclear Power Technology Systems Engineering Education Computer Numerical Controls Advanced Joining Methods Manufacturing Simulation


Edmon Perkins Edmon Perkins
Assistant Professor

Office: 3446 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-8081
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Nonlinear Dynamics Vibrations Stochastic Dynamics Mathematical Modeling Computational Dynamics Experimental Methods Design Engineering Pedagogy


Joseph Ragan Joseph Ragan
Lecturer

Office: 2450 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4943
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Reverse Osmosis Desalination Computer Simulation of Physical Systems


Jordan Roberts Jordan Roberts
Lecturer

Office: 2452 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4910
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Additive Manufacturing Stress and Strain Analysis Experimental Mechanics Finite Element Analysis Electronic Packaging Electronics Reliability Silicon Sensors Test Chips Solder Material Behavior and Aging Underfill Material Behavior


Peter Schwartz Peter Schwartz
Professor

Office: 2322 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-4121
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Composite Materials Micromechanics Stochastic Modeling


Nima Shamsaei Nima Shamsaei
Associate Professor

Office: 3448 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4839
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Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing Fatigue Failure Analysis Fracture Mechanics Microstructure Characterization Laser Materials Processing Experimental Mechanics Durability and Reliability Mechanical Design


Jeffrey Suhling Jeffrey Suhling
Quina Distinguished Professor; Department Chair

Office: 1418G Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3332
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Experimental Mechanics Solid Mechanics Advanced and Composite Materials Finite Element Analysis Computational Mechanics Continuum Modeling Electronic Packaging Silicon Sensors Solder Joint Reliability Mechanics of Paper


Mrinal Thakur Mrinal Thakur
Professor

Office: 3418D Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3326
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Organic Single-Crystal Films Nonlinear Optics Electro-Optics and Frequency Conversion Nonconjugated Conductive Polymers Femtosecond Time-Resolved Measurements Fluorescence of Excited States Photovoltaics Sub-nanometer Metallic Quantum Dots


Scott Thompson Scott Thompson
Associate Professor

Office: 3452 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4867
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Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing Heat Transfer Phase Change CFD Laser Materials Processing Process Monitoring Heat Exchangers Thermal Management Energy Harvesting


Hareesh Tippur Hareesh Tippur
McWane Endowed Chair Professor; Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Office: 1446 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3327
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Mechanics of Materials Solid Mechanics Experimental Mechanics Optical Metrology Fracture Mechanics High-Strain Rate Behavior Shock and Impact Finite Element Analysis Advanced Materials Composite Materials


Richard Williams Richard Williams
Lecturer

Office: 2436 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3316
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Thermal Design Heat Exchangers Heat Pipes Additive Manufacturing Fluid Systems Engineering Education


Michael Zabala Michael Zabala
Assistant Professor

Office: 3434 Wiggins Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4916
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Biomechanics Motion Capture MRI ACL Injury Advanced Dynamics Musculoskeletal Injury Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation Athletic Performance