Applying Old Technology to Cutting-Edge Science

Innovation & Technology

Tissue engineering is a transformative branch of regenerative medicine —a cutting-edge field that has the potential to revolutionize the future of healthcare.

A team of researchers in the UAB Department of Materials Science and Engineering hopes to accelerate the pace of that high-tech research through the application of a decades-old process—one that has roots in centuries-old technology.


UAB’s Karim Budhwani to Deliver Commencement Address at Alma Mater

Alumni Acheivement

Karim I. Budhwani will be honored in two commencement ceremonies this spring—once as a graduate from UAB’s Materials Engineering Ph.D. program, and then again on May 6 as the speaker at Coe College in Iowa.


Cynthia Barham Named UAB Employee of the Month

Staff Excellence

Cynthia Barham, administrative associate in the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering, has worked at UAB for 18 years — 17 of those in the department she now calls home. During that time, she’s worked for four department chairs, including current Chair Brian Pillay, Ph.D., and she says that their commitment to making UAB a great workplace made it easy for her to thrive.


Amber Genau Receives TMS Young Leaders International Scholar—JIM Award

Faculty Excellence

Amber Genau, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received her award in March from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) at the JIM Spring Meeting at the Chiba Institute of Technology, Shin-Narashino Campus.


Team Blazer Earns Top Prize in ICACC Failure Analysis Competition

Outstanding Students

A pair of MSE students recently won first place in the Failure Analysis Competition at the 42nd Annual International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Aidan King Featured in AFS Student Chapter Digest

Outstanding Students

Aidan King, a senior materials engineering student, is the featured student in AFS Student Chapter Digest, a quarterly newsletter for AFS student members that was launched earlier this month.

Mark Kevin King and NASA/ASGC officials

MSE Student Honored by NASA/ASGC

Outstanding Students

Mark Kevin King Jr., a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently awarded the “2017-2018 NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium Fellowship” for conducting his Ph.D. dissertation research.

Mark Kevin King holding certificate.

Mark Kevin King Jr. Receives 2017 Graduate Dean's Scholarship

Outstanding Students

Mark Kevin King Jr., second from left, was recently awarded the 2017 Graduate Dean's Scholarship. King is a Ph.D. student studying under the direction of assistant professor Manoj Kumar Mahapatra, Ph.D.


MSE Alumna Emily Shedlarski Featured in 'Modern Casting'

Alumni Achievement

Emily Shedlarski, a 2014 graduate from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is featured in the "Industry Voices" feature of the October 2017 issue of Modern Casting.