Vaidya Named Chair of Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Uday VaidyaPlease join me in congratulating Dr. Uday Vaidya on his appointment as Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective June 1, 2014. Dr. Vaidya joined the School of Engineering faculty in 2001. Since then he has established himself as a valued teacher, mentor and researcher. He is known nationally for his work on composite materials and his leadership of UAB’s Materials Processing and Applications Development Center (MPAD). He won the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005 and 2013. Earlier this year, he was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System as a distinguished professor of materials science and engineering. In addition to his duties as chair, Dr. Vaidya will continue to serve as director of the Materials Processing and Applications Development Center.
J. Iwan D. Alexander
Professor and Dean of Engineering