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: Thanksgiving traffic can be deadly

In 2016, there were 22 fatal crashes, which was a 40 percent increase from two years ago. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted the research to get this data in hopes that these numbers will help keep drivers on the road safer this year. Associate director with… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, Gadsden Times

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

UA Joins Atmospheric Research Group

The University of Alabama was recently accepted into the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, or UCAR, a national organization focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. Read more

In The News: Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from tornadoes or hurricanes. What if a homeowner could have the protection at a more affordable price? Answering that question is… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

Sources: Roads and Bridges , Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WALB 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Birmingham Business Journal, Informed Infrastructure, Tuscaloosa News, College and University, Future Structure, Al.com, Crimson White