Haibin Ning, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has received the 2013 Professor of the Year Award from ASTM International. The ASTM Professor of the Year Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of standards.
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The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed Melinda M. Lalor, Ph.D., professor emerita in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering during its meeting on Sept. 13, 2013. Lalor earned her bachelor of science in civil engineering degree cum laude from UAB in 1989 and joined the faculty that year as an instructor and research assistant. She was appointed associated dean of the school in 2005 and interim dean in 2011. She received the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998.
“Murat’s experience, knowledge and expertise make him an outstanding choice to lead the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,” said Iwan Alexander, dean of the School of Engineering. “His leadership will enable the department to build strong collaborations within the university and with external partners.