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: 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: New challenger, Aeroprobe, approaches in the world of metal 3D printing

Aeroprobe a measurement solutions provider known for its sensors used in aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries, has launched a new metal 3D printing subsidiary … In January 2018, the University of Alabama became the first client to receive MELD’s B8 3D printer. Mechanical engineering researcher Paul Allison has been… Read more

Sources: 3D Printing Industry, NRV News (Virginia), Roanoke News and Advance (Virginia), 3ders

In The News: Thermodynamic Characterization Of Engine Exhaust Flows For Recovering Waste Exhaust Energy (Exergy)

The heavy-duty engine industry in the United States faces a difficult challenge in demonstrating engine technologies to achieve 55% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) for future heavy-duty diesel engines under the aegis of the US Department of Energy’songoing SuperTruck II program (US DOE, 2017) … This work was conducted by Hamidreza Mahabadipour… Read more

Sources: Science Trends

In The News: UA researchers study severe weather warning communication

Recent events, like the tornado that ripped through Jacksonville state university, remind residents of our state to always be aware of the chance of severe weather. The Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama studies the warning communication process and they work with weather enterprise to come up… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: UofA professor discusses brain-robot interaction with Talladega College students (photos)

University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science Dr. Chris Crawford spoke to Talladega College Science students Monday during a special presentation titled “Brain-Robot Interaction and Applying Block-Based Programming to Neurofeedback Application Development.” Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: UA joins partnership to study atmospheric sciences

The University of Alabama is now officially a member of a national organization focused on research and training in atmospheric sciences. At a Monday ceremony on campus, UA President Stuart R. Bell and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research President Antonio J. Busalacchi signed an agreement that means the Capstone… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Environmentguru.com, 4-traders.com, College and University, Atmosnews, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)