Dr. Charles O'Neill

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Dr. O'Neill's research interests include: Aircraft aerodynamics rapid prototyping with deep integration into a multidisciplinary design environment. Computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, for aerodynamics; flight dynamics; stability and control; loads; and aeroelasticity. Exterior ballistics Read more about Dr. Charles O'Neill

In The News: Setting the Standard for Sensor-Driven HVAC Control

Supported by the Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a University of Alabama team of researchers aims to ensure sensors work efficiently when detecting human movement and occupancy to control HVAC systems and applications. Read more

Sources: ACHR News

In The News: UA College of Engineering uses drones to analyze damage at JSU

Drones have become a popular item and now the University of Alabama’s engineering department has found a new way to put them to use. The UA’s Remote Sensing Center used its drones to help Jacksonville state university assess damage to campus buildings after they were hit by a tornado last week… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/27, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/29

In The News: UA researchers studying motion sensors to cut back on HVAC energy

Researchers at the University of Alabama are studying ways to help cut back on energy that heat and cools our buildings. This is how 1.5 million-dollar project will work. UA Engineering researchers think new and improved motion sensors could help reduce energy used for HVAC systems. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), JARN

University of Alabama Team Assesses Hurricane Irma Aftermath

A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students collected data in four Florida cities including Marco Island, the location where Irma made landfall. Read more

In The News: Special radar to be built at University of Alabama

An international team of researchers is studying the North-East Greenland Ice Stream to find out how much glaciers and ice sheets will influence rising seas. According to a report on the school’s website, engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News, NewsOK, CBS 42 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WBHM-FM (Birmingham)

Researchers to Build Unique Radar to Study Glaciers, Rising Sea Level

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image of what occurs at the base of the North East Greenland Ice Stream to help better predict rising sea levels. Read more