MSE in the News
Department faculty and students recently assisted the Birmingham Zoo when a longtime resident developed a common problem in need of a unique engineering solution.
Materials engineering involves the development, production, modification, and application of engineering materials to meet the specific needs of society. It is based on an understanding of the structures and forces that control the engineering properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Through the development of this understanding, the student learns how to control the properties of materials through various industrial manufacturing processes, how to select the optimum material and predict its behavior under various environmental and service conditions, and how to alter this behavior through materials design, research, and development. Materials Engineers are employed in every major industry, including aerospace, chemical, automotive, metals casting, biomedical, and microelectronics.
A group of faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering attended the 2016 meeting of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS).
The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition brings together more than 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists, and other professionals and students from around the world in the minerals, metals, and materials fields. The goal is to promote networking, technical exchange, and camaraderie leading to collaborations, innovation, and solutions in the workplace and in society.
Cory L. Potter, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering, has been named a 2016 Light Metal Division (LMD) Scholar by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). This scholarship is awarded to outstanding sophomore or junior undergraduate students who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on both traditional and emerging light metals.
David P. Gilmore was recently honored as the UAB School of Engineering 2016 Undergraduate Student of the year in Materials Science and Engineering. David has received Presidential Honors every term. He is also the recipient of the Dupuis Engineering Scholarship, Mr. Green and Gold Scholarship, and a UAB Presidential Scholarship.