Monthly archives: May, 2018

Faculty highlights: Fall 2018

Sushil Adhikari, Alumni Professor of biosystems engineering, received the Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring. David Bevly, the Bill and Lana McNair Professor of mechanical engineering, and Scott Martin, assistant research professor, were awarded $150,000 from Integrated Solutions for Systems for their precision vehicle spacing research. Lorenzo Cremaschi, associate professor of mechanical…



It’s my job: Basima Abdulrahman

Basima Abdulrahman Master’s ’14 Civil Engineering Founder, KESK As a child… I was exposed to a diverse range of cultures. My parents migrated from Southern Turkey to Baghdad, Iraq, so I was born and raised with proximity to Iraqi Arabs while also having my Kurdish and Turkish heritage. The conflict in Iraq in 2006 caused…


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5 minutes with Kenneth Kelly

Kenneth Kelly, ’90 electrical engineering, has spent three decades in the power generation industry, working first with Alabama Power, then Georgia Power, and then Southern Power Company – before switching gears and moving to a position as CEO of First Independence Bank. A native of Eufaula, he lives in McDonough, Georgia, with wife Kimberly and…



From the Faculty: Formed, pressed & dried, Sabit Adanur

The second edition of the book Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) was published in December 2017 with a group of professionals from AstenJohnson University. With many research and development and manufacturing facilities globally, AstenJohnson is a major supplier of engineered fabrics for the pulp and paper industry in the world. The book is the result of…



One of a Keim

The 2018 Auburn men’s basketball team, playing with only one senior on the squad, won its first SEC regular season championship in nearly 20 years and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years. Although the lone senior – Patrick Keim, ’18 industrial and systems engineering – didn’t score the most points…



Shining the light

Students who frequent Broun Hall had a different experience this semester as the facility received a much needed upgrade through massive renovations and the creation of the Davidson Pavilion. The renovation was made possible thanks to a $5 million gift from Dorothy Davidson in honor of her late husband Julian, a 1950 electrical engineering graduate…



The Rhodes to success

While other teenagers were spending summer break lounging by the pool or working summer jobs, Matthew Rogers was meticulously dissecting a malware program developed by a foreign adversary. For some people, scanning line after line of code from the confines of a Huntsville office building may epitomize monotony, but it represented a massive opportunity for…



It’s never too late

Tommy Gentry doesn’t need a degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University to help him get a job. At 75, the Phenix City native has had a successful career, running the machine shop started by his father. He’s helped the business grow to employ more than 50 people in Phenix City. It remains family-owned and…



Where in the world

From Hawaii to Nigeria and everywhere in between, Auburn Engineering students come from all over, while our faculty members bring expertise from universities across the country and world. JP Prislin: Kailua, Hawaii Hari Narayanan: Kerala, India Natalie Palmquist: Jackson Hole, Wyoming Mario Eden: Genner, Denmark Zhiyuan Chen: Hangzhou, China Jason Clark: Berkeley, California John Udochi:…



JP Prislin: Kailua, Hawaii

There’s only one Auburn Engineering student from Hawaii, and his name is JP Prislin. His family moved to the island of O’ahu more than a decade ago when his father was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. Following his military service, the family stayed in Hawaii and moved an hour away to…