Monthly archives: May, 2017

The wizarding world of materials engineering

Materials engineering doctoral student Armin VahidMohammadi won first place in the Materials Research Society’s Science as Art competition for his depiction of an engineered nanomaterial as Lord Voldemort, the villain from the “Harry Potter” movie series. Using a scanning electron microscope, VahidMohammadi was examining particles of an engineered nanomaterial when he noticed a particle that…




53 Game-changers: Carlos Carrero

Carlos Carrero, assistant professor in chemical engineering, has been around the world and back again. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the Andes in Venezuela and earned his doctoral degree in natural science from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany. Following completion of his doctorate, Carrero moved to…




Remarkable research

Auburn Engineering students were honored with top prizes at Auburn’s “This is Research: Student Symposium 2017.” Undergraduate first-place winners in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics category were Jennifer Kaczmarek of chemical engineering for her oral presentation and David Hall of chemical engineering and Ethan Hofer of materials engineering in a tie for first in…




53 Game-changers: Frances O’Donnell

Frances O’Donnell, assistant professor in civil engineering, is considered an expert on the world’s most abundant natural resource – water. Her research centers on ecohydrology, or the relationships between vegetation and the water cycle. Her passion developed while she was earning her bachelor’s in biology from Harvard University. “The beauty of what I study is…




E-Day brings brightest minds to campus

Auburn Engineering’s annual E-Day drew more than 5,000 students, parents and friends to campus, making it the largest attendance to date for the event. E-Day serves as an open house to give seventh- through 12th-graders an opportunity to meet with current engineering students, go on interactive department tours and discover life outside the academic classroom…




53 Game-changers: Tao Shu

Joining the faculty of Auburn was a no-brainer for Tao Shu. Even as a doctoral student at the University of Arizona, he knew of Auburn’s national reputation in wireless engineering. Knowledgeable of that, he jumped at the opportunity to join Auburn Engineering as an assistant professor of computer science and software engineering in 2016. He…




Movin’ on up

The Auburn Engineering Graduate Online Program ranked 20th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings. The program jumped seven spots from last year. U.S. News & World Report compiled its rankings using five categories, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology…




Millennial mentor

David Timm, Brasfield & Gorrie professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was named an Outstanding Graduate Mentor award winner, sponsored by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council. Nominations were submitted by graduate students to recognize faculty members who have gone above and beyond both in and outside the classroom. “I am very proud David…




53 Game-changers: Ujjwal Guinn

Counterfeiters, beware. Ujjwal Guin has you in his sights. No, he’s not a member of the Secret Service, which is responsible for investigating counterfeit currency. He’s an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and the focus of his research is how to detect counterfeit integrated circuits and prevent them from being used in electronic…




Leader of the pack

Professor Oladiran Fasina has been named the head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Fasina came to Auburn as an assistant professor in 2002. He was named an associate professor in 2007 and a full professor in 2012. He served in 2016 as the College of Agriculture’s interim associate dean for research and interim assistant…