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Research Centers

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

In The News: UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

The University of Alabama has several research projects they hope can prevent the next pandemic. The school plans to invest $100,000 into six UA based research projects involving covid-19. They say it’s a way to better understand the consequences so that people are better prepared to deal if one happens again. Read more

Sources: NBC 13, Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan), ABC (Columbus, Ga.), Alabama Newscenter, WTVY (Dothan), WVUA, The Tuscaloosa News, Crestview News Bulletin

UA names new director of Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

The University of Alabama’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure has named a new director. Dr. Daan Liang, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has taken the new role as director of the CSI. Liang joined UA’s College of Engineering last August. “One of the things that interested me about… Read more

In The News: Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard visits the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama, with some common sense safety information. The University… Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: Former professor returns to lead transportation institute

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990 to 2015 and served as a professor in the department of computer science, founding director of the CARE Research and… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: Weather warning experts say many people don’t know their location

Dr. Laura Myers with the University of Alabama has many years of researching the weather warning communication process. Dr. Myers is the director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at UA. Myers said her studies show that many people are not aware of where they live on the map.… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 - 7 a.m., WVUA, CBS 42 - 6 p.m., WVUA - 6 p.m.

In The News: Is Mobile ready for electric scooters? Trendy devices bring safety and regulatory worries

In Alabama, there have been only 11 incidences of scooter crashes in the past five years, according to data compiled by the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at the University of Alabama. Of those 11 crashes, nine of them occurred to youths who were under the age of 18.… Read more

Sources: Al.com