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: Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers. In 2017, 1,400 auto crashes, or 53 percent of the wrecks for the week… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Montgomery Advertiser , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

Leading the Way: Women Engineering Professors at UA

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research as well as their efforts to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers. For Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, electrical and computer… Read more

In The News: Talladega native, Victory Christian grad Joshua Nunn part of trip to study ice sheet in Greenland

Talladega native Joshua Nunn spent his part of his summer a very long way from home. Currently working on a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, Nunn had the opportunity to visit Greenland. He previously attended Talladega City Schools and graduated from Victory Christian in Pell… Read more

Sources: Talladega Daily Home , St. Clair Times, Yellowhammer News

UA computer science students win top prize at VolHacks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two University of Alabama College of Engineering student teams and one individual student received top awards at an annual hackathon competition. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sept. 28-30. This annual hacking competition involved students from all over the country competing and using programming and… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama