Tag: research

Research Renovation

One of Auburn’s most iconic facilities has undergone an $18 million renovation that is building upon the past to help shape the future. The Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory – formerly known as the Textile Building – has been renovated into a state-of-the-art research facility thanks to gifts of $10.5 million made possible by Charles E….




Precious cargo

School bus-related stories draw attention because these recognizable big yellow vehicles transport the most precious passengers — children. Ensuring their safety is paramount once those wheels begin rolling down the road. It was, therefore, no surprise Auburn industrial and systems engineering doctoral student Yousif Abulhassan attracted such a large audience to his dissertation defense, including…




Recipients of Auburn’s Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence – Fall 2013

David Umphress, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, is the recipient of one of this year’s Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Casey Cegielski, associate professor in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, was also honored. The award recognizes two full-time, tenured faculty members who demonstrate effective…




Ready, set, launch

Xinyu Zhang, faculty member in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, is working with a team to develop stronger composite materials using carbon nanotubes, such as more durable wind turbine blades. Zhang’s team, which includes Adam Ficken, a recent graduate of Auburn’s MBA program and former intern in Auburn’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT),…




Into the Lab: Chemical

Allan David, John W. Brown assistant professor in chemical engineering, is conducting research in “smart nanomaterials,” nanoparticles and nanocomposites that respond to changes in their environment. While David will explore a wide array of applications for “smart nanomaterials,” his primary focus will be biomedicine. One project, for example, will utilize multimodal imaging agents to improve…




Into the Lab: Polymer and fiber

Maria Auad, associate professor in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, will lead an institute on environmentally-friendly materials. She has been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to organize and direct the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation to foster collaborations…




Show us what you got

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering hosted the Engineering Graduate Research Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 13, and featured a graduate student poster showcase and competition in the Shelby Center Grand Foyer, as well as remarks by Engineering Dean Christopher Roberts and opportunities to network with faculty and students. Courtney Ober, chemical engineering graduate student…




Seeing things (inside) clearly

The College of Engineering held a dedication ceremony this summer for the three-story, $21 million, 45,000-square-foot MRI Research Center that houses 7 Tesla and 3 Tesla scanners — two of the most powerful research and clinical scanners in the world. Both scanners are housed on the first floor of the facility, which was completed in…