Monthly archives: November, 2016

Distinguished woman

Jennifer Kunz, ‘90 industrial and systems engineering, was awarded NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal by NASA administrator Charles Bolden in June. The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest award presented to a NASA civilian employee and was given in recognition of service in supporting the human exploration and operations missions. Kunz is the deputy manager of…




New Additive Manufacturing Center established, receives $1.5 million grant

Auburn University has established a new Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing and selected Tony Overfelt, William and Elizabeth Reed professor of mechanical engineering, as its inaugural director. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a growing sector of the manufacturing industry. Using this advanced technology, manufacturers can save time and money by printing objects…




And the winner is…

 Each fall, the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council honors outstanding alumni for their representation of Auburn University and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Eight exceptional alumni ambassadors who have made distinct contributions to the engineering profession received recognition at the awards banquet held Sept. 30. Five were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, two as Outstanding…




Faculty highlights – Fall 2016

  Robert Barnes, associate professor of civil engineering, won the 2016 National Arthur N.L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society.   Bryan Beckingham, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Jeffrey LaMondia, associate professor of civil engineering, and Jin Wang, Walt and Virginia Woltosz professor of chemical engineering, were…




From the faculty – Alice Smith

Editor’s note: “From the faculty” is a new addition to Auburn Engineering magazine. Each issue, a faculty member will share their current research project, opening up a window to our leading researchers who are improving quality of life and fostering economic competitiveness.  The globalization of the world economy calls for integrated supply chains that can…




It’s my job: Will McCartney

Will McCartney, ’13 biosystems engineering Project Engineer Lendlease Corp. New York City A day in the work life . . . the company that I work for, Lendlease, is a leading international construction and development firm. The Lendlease New York office is located in midtown Manhattan, and the projects that I work on are all…




52-second dream

Mornings are the toughest part of swimming. Awake before sunrise and into the frigid waters of the James E. Martin Aquatics Center pool, Luis Martinez, junior in mechanical engineering and member of the Auburn swim team, finishes his laps before most people are out of bed. Whether training to cut a fraction of a second…




Follow your heart

Jason Thompson knows the way to a person’s heart, and if there’s a problem with the major cardiac muscle that pumps life through our veins, he fixes it – cardiac stents, angiograms, arteriograms. These are only a few of the procedures he performs. The cardiologist has always considered himself a fixer, not only with medicine…




The rocket man

A few days a week, Brooks Moore can be found at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, the largest spaceflight museum in the world. It is fitting that the renowned exhibition is located in north Alabama – where America’s space program was born, and where it continues to thrive. Nobody knows Huntsville’s history…




Everybody’s All-American

Two roads diverged in orange and crimson, and Kasey Cooper took the one less traveled by. Cooper, a senior in mechanical engineering and third baseman for the Auburn softball team, grew up in Dothan in a house divided. “My mom graduated from Alabama, but my dad grew up in the Opelika area so he has…