Research

Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in this state, and the College of Engineering often makes news through the research of our faculty and students.

Research Centers

The College of Engineering has several research centers and institutes that capitalize on interdisciplinary research initiatives and advance the University’s mission. Browse articles affiliated with our research centers.

In The News: UA student technology advances outside of research

Four students on campus have come together to create an accessible combination of technology and sports to improve players’ softball and baseball game, originally thanks to the UA Emerging Scholars program. “I kind of took to computers from an early age and I wasn’t satisfied with just playing with Microsoft… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: University of Alabama researchers seek spot-on way to weld super-strong steel

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory often not rooted in the reality of the safety of today’s vehicles. “People have dismissed the… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: Alabama State Police Trooper Shortage ‘Critical’

The Alabama State Trooper Association on Tuesday called on legislators and Gov. Kay Ivey to address what they say is a critical shortage of troopers on the road … A study by the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama found that Alabama needed a minimum of 1,016… Read more

Sources: Officer.com, Al.com, WAKA-CBS (Montgomery), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Spills, Sediment, and Shoreline Contamination

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes the formation and behavior of oil-sediment residues in marine and coastal environments following an oil spill. (T. Prabhakar Clement, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama; email: pclement@ua.edu) Read more

Sources: American Geophysical Union - Earth and Space Science News:

In The News: EAP University Grant Competition Winners For 2017

We had some fantastic submissions to the 2017 EAP University Grant Program! Applicants used STK to demonstrate their problem solving and creating thinking. Selecting the top scenario was a challenging decision, but we are happy to announce the following winners … 3rd Place: Adam Benabbou from University of Alabama: ‘Use of… Read more

Sources: Public

In The News: The Impact Cannon

In 2011, Alabama was hit by a giant tornado- the largest tornado recorded in the U.S. terms of the amount of damage it caused. Thousands were displaced from their homes- We look at the new technology the University of Alabama is using to keep our homes safe from the severe… Read more

Sources: Daily Planet - Discovery

Engineering professor receives top prize for collaborative paper

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A College of Engineering professor was recognized this spring for his work on enhancing 360-degree video virtual reality streaming at an international conference. Dr. Jacob Chakareski, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for a collaborative paper that… Read more