Dr. Viola L. Acoff
Viola L. Acoff, Ph.D., is currently the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at The University of Alabama College of Engineering, a position she has held since 2014. Since 2004, she has been a professor in the University’s Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, where she also served as Department Head from 2009-2014. Dr. Acoff also led the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in the same field. All degrees were earned at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Acoff also serves on the Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America, Black Warrior Counsel, the Board of Trustees for TMS Foundation, and Four Little Girls Memorial Fund. She holds multiple awards, honors, and publications.
Areas of expertise: additive manufacturing, welding metallurgy, physical metallurgy, titanium and nickel alloys, and materials characterization using electron microscopy.