Welcome - Executive Summary - Curriculum Vitae - Contact Information - Course Descriptions - Notes & Manuals - R & D - Other Interests

This site was created as a portal to Dr. John A. Gilbert. Professor Emeritus at UAHuntsville.

About UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) was founded in 1950 and became an autonomous campus with The University of Alabama System in 1969. Since that time, it has grown into one of the nation’s premiere research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Further information about UAH can be found here.

Original artwork and website design:

2014 © John A. Gilbert


Welcome to My Website

Hi, my name is Dr. John A. Gilbert and I am a professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). I also keep active as a private consultant.  

This site includes an executive summary which describes what I've done at UAH and elsewhere. 

Having graduated students from 5 different departments, I'm always looking for new opportunities to expand my horizons. For those of you who may be interested in working with me, I have posted a copy of my curriculum vitae along with brief descriptions of some of our research and development on this site.

If you're here to see what I taught and what motivated me to teach it, course descriptions and copies of the notes and manuals that I used in class are included.

As many of you know, I served as faculty advisor to the UAH Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for twenty-nine years (1985-2014).  You may want to visit the UAH ASCE Student Chapter web site to see how much we accomplished during this period. 

My forty year involvement with concrete canoeing prompted me to serve as webmaster for ConcreteCanoe.org, the the world's largest and most comprehensive data base on concrete canoeing.

Most folks who know me well also know that I keep pretty busy. For those of you that don't, I've included some information about my other interests.

About the MAE Department

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is to provide undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service in the mechanical and aerospace engineering disciplines and to support the mechanical and aerospace engineering needs of Huntsville, the State of Alabama, the region, our nation, and the international community. 

Further information about MAE can be found here.

This site is modified on a regular basis to reflect current status.

It was last updated on 12/04/19.