• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Mechanical Engineering,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering
Albert Patterson

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2021
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2013

Research Interests

    • Mechanical Design and Design Methods
    • Experimental Fracture and Impact Mechanics
    • Fracture- and Impact-Focused Design
    • Design under Manufacturability Requirements
    • Design-for-Manufacturability
    • Additive Manufacturing Processes (FDM/FFF, SLA, polymer/metal SLS, and metal SLM) 
    • Formative Manufacturing Processes (Injection and compression molding, casting, and powder metallurgy)
    • Systems Engineering (Manufacturing, Agricultural, and Aerospace systems)
    • Engineering Design Practice
    • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)