Monthly archives: June, 2019

Samuel Ginn poses on the campus of Auburn University.

Leader of the Pack

In 2001, then Dean Larry Benefield set out on a course to dramatically improve the engineering educational programs at Auburn University. Samuel Ginn, ’59 industrial engineering, answered the call by donating $25 million and putting the college on an upward trajectory that continues to this day.



An Auburn University biosystems engineering major using lab equipment.

New challenges, new major

The goal of the Biological and Agricultural Technology Management (BATM or “BATMAN”) is to produce graduates that use technology to solve problems.



From left: Renee Borg, executive director of the Alabama Technology Foundation, Pavani Ankireddy and Hari Narayanan, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Topping tech

Pavani Ankireddy, a master’s student in computer science and software engineering, was recently announced as one of three winners of the Alabama Technology Foundation Scholarship.



Two-dimensional conductive nanomaterials called MXenes resembling the Disney character Nemo.

Finding Nano

Armin VahidMohammadi was sitting at the $500,000 JSM-7000F scanning electron microscope (SEM), finding ways for two-dimensional conductive nanomaterials called MXenes to maybe one day charge your cell phone in two seconds, and then he saw it — Nemo.



Daniel Lowell and Nicole Reed display asphalt samples in the NCAT laboratory.

The road to scholarships

Auburn University civil engineering students Daniel Lowell and Nicole Reed were selected to receive the 2018 Barton S. Mitchell Memorial Asphalt Industry Scholarship.



Representatives from the Team Redstone Additive Manufacturing Integrated Product Team (IPT) pose with the staff of Auburn University’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, or NCAME.

Arsenal allies

Representatives from the Team Redstone Additive Manufacturing Integrated Product Team (IPT) recently visited Auburn University’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence to discuss current and future collaborations with Auburn.



We have liftoff

A pair of Auburn aerospace engineering professors has been awarded a grant by NASA as part of the Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT) project of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD).



Don Watson and Christopher Roberts shake hands.

Honoring a legacy

Friends, family and colleagues gathered on Friday, Feb. 28, 2019 to celebrate the career of Don Watson, research engineer and training manager, and his induction into the NCAT Wall of Honor.



ACI Excellent Logo

Auburn named as an American Concrete Institute Excellent University

Auburn University has been named as one of only 25 American Concrete Institute Excellent Universities for 2018. This is the fourth year in a row Auburn receives the top honor. The ACI award for university student activities was initiated to recognize universities that have participated in ACI-related programs. The award also identifies institutions across the…



Basima Abdulrahman speaks at the World Economic Forum.

International impact

Auburn University international alumna and Fulbright scholar Basima Abdulrahman, who recently founded Iraq’s first sustainable architecture consultancy, co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.