Mechanical Engineering

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    David Littlefield, Department Chairperson 2013 -

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    David McDaniel, Director 2008 -

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    David McDaniel, Director 2009 -

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    Robert Nichols, Director 2002 -

  • Faculty Position

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    David Littlefield, Professor (P) 2005 -

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    David McDaniel, Associate Professor - Research (P) 2008 -

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    Dean Sicking, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Donald Burke, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    J. Iwan Alexander, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Currently Interim Chair, department of electrical and computer engineering at UAB. Twenty-five years of leadership experience in non-profit research and education in engineering and the physical sciences. Extensive experience in planning and leading research and development across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines and applications since the early 1990s. Led and managed research in the engineering and physical sciences in academic and government laboratories and centers. Held p...

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    Lee Moradi, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Mark Conner, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Pasquale Cinnella, Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Peter Walsh, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2019 -

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    Richard Esposito, Professor - Research (P) 2011 -

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    Robert Nichols, Professor - Research (P) 2002 -

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    Roy Koomullil, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Vladimir Vantsevich, Professor (P) 2012 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Alan Eberhardt, Professor (S) 2010 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Claudiu Lungu, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

    Dr. Lungu is an environmental health scientist with background in Physics and nuclear material's engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and MS in Nuclear Materials Engineering from University of Bucharest in 1983, received MS in Physics (1994), and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of South Carolina in 1998. Currently a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Mechanical Engineering (secondary) at UAB, Dr. L...

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    Dale Callahan, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2010 -

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    Jeffrey Kerby, Associate Professor (S) 2010 -

    Dr. Kerby was named director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in November 2014. A native of Missouri, Dr. Kerby received both his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1989. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999, along with a postdoctoral research fellowship in 1996, earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from UAB in 1997. Following residency, Dr. Kerby ser...

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    Michelle Fanucchi, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Murat Tanik, Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Nalini Sathiakumar M.D., Dr.P.H., Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Nuo Xu, Assistant Professor (S) 2010 -

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    Purushotham Bangalore, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Rajesh Kana, Assistant Professor (S) 2010 -

    Dr. Kana has several years of experience in research in the field of autism spectrum disorders. After earning PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he completed his postdoctoral training at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2001 he was awarded the William Fulbright pre-doctoral research fellow to do research at University of California Los Angeles. He joined UAB in 2007.

    Dr. Kana is the director of the Cognition, Brain and Autism Laboratory at UAB, and the co-directo...

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    Rui-Ming Liu M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

    Dr. Rui-Ming Liu received her M.D. and PhD (in Toxicology) degrees from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. She is an American Board of Toxicology certified Toxicologist. Dr. Liu joined the UAB School of Public Health in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2014, Dr. Liu was promoted to Professor with tenure and moved from School of Public Health to School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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    Scott Snyder, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

    Scholarship

    I typically serve as a methodologist or statistician on research projects. This allows me to study issues related to K-12 education, higher education, health, dementia, and training in various fields including defense and engineering. My other research interests relate to grading, systems theory, and autism.

    Service

    I provide service to professional groups at local, state, and national levels in areas that typically relate to my background in measurement, e...

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    Selvum Pillay, Assistant Professor (S) 2010 -

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    Veena Antony M.D., Professor (S) 2011 -

    Dr. Antony is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, Dr. Antony progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training in the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Dr. Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health S...

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    Xuan Huang, Assistant Professor (S) 2010 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Billy McConathy, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Diana Wallace, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Julia Manzella, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

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    Raja Chirumamilla, Credentialed Course Instructor 2012 -

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    Redus Brooks, Credentialed Course Instructor 2016 -

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    Shannon Lisenbee, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

  • Organization Within