Monthly archives: November, 2017

Faculty highlights: Fall 2017

Civil engineering faculty J. Brian Anderson, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, and Jack Montgomery, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering, received a $180,240 grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for their research on geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems.         Sanjeev Baskiyar and Alvin Lim, professors of computer…




Getting closer

After months of demolition and site preparation, contractors began work on the highly anticipated 142,000-square-foot Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center in September. The building is scheduled to open in May 2019. Meanwhile, renovations to Broun Hall with the creation of the Davidson Pavilion are wrapping up. The project will be completed in December. The Gavin…




International platooning

The college joined the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in October to conduct a live demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology traveling across the border between the U.S. and Canada. The capabilities of truck platoons were showcased traveling down Interstate 69, going east across the Blue Water Bridge connecting Port Huron with…




New tools of the trade

Materials engineering faculty Tony Overfelt and Bart Prorok have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their additive manufacturing research. Their research study, “Layer-by-Layer X-ray Computed Tomography of Additive Manufacturing,” will examine the use of X-ray computed tomography, also known as a CT scan, as a means…




Umphress named director of Auburn Cyber Research Center

David Umphress, COLSA Corporation Cyber Security and Information Assurance Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, has been named director of the Auburn Cyber Research Center. Umphress has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 1999. His career spans nearly 40 years in various software and systems engineering capacities in academic,…




Davis to head new Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention

Auburn University has established a new interdisciplinary center in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention is housed in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on improving quality of life and economic development in the state and region through the training of graduate students…




Honoring pioneers

John Brown and Rosemary Kopel Brown, ’57 chemical engineering and chemistry, respectively, were awarded honorary doctorates of science during spring graduation ceremonies in May. The Browns were among 3,653 university graduates, including 580 from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, that were awarded degrees during the five main graduation ceremonies in the spring. John retired…




Standard of excellence

Auburn University’s National Center for Asphalt Technology was recognized in July with resolutions from the Alabama Legislature commending the institution’s 30 years of service to the state. Sen. Tom Whatley and Rep. Joe Lovvorn, both of Auburn, sponsored the resolutions and presented the documents during NCAT’s Board of Directors summer meeting held at its facility…




$4.7 million grant to prepare cybersecurity professionals

Auburn University has been awarded a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help address a shortage of public sector cybersecurity professionals. The award is part of NSF’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program that provides students with scholarships and stipends to fund their education in a cybersecurity field in return for service to…




Elite 8

GE has chosen Auburn University as one of only eight universities from around the world to participate in the GE Additive Education Program. Auburn has received the state-of-the-art Concept Laser MLAB 100R metal printer as part of the program, which will support ongoing research and education initiatives in additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing….