Research Centers

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

UA Engineering Professor Named AVS Fellow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Susan L. Burkett, Alabama Power Foundation Endowed Professor in electrical and computer engineering, was named a 2016 American Vacuum Society Fellow. Fellows of the Society are AVS members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS. Burkett was chosen as a fellow for… Read more

In The News: CAPS keeps close watch on Ransomware Cybersecurity attack

The international ransomware cyberattack has created serious problems in over 150 countries because of the threat. The University of Alabama has been keeping a close watch to make sure its network is safe. Experts at The Center for Advanced Public Safety have been scanning all of their servers to make… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham)

In The News: CAPS to study data from Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

Click-It-Or-Ticket is a national campaign designed to save lives by encouraging more people to wear seatbelts. This year’s enforcement campaign will run from May 22 through June 4. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $58,000 in grant money for traffic safety data to be collected and evaluated. The… Read more

Sources: WKRG-CBS (Mobile), WHNT-CBS (Huntsville)

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences. Read more

Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient. Read more

In The News: Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that Drake could bend his arm and handle a football…Allen is working with Alabama’s computer science and engineering departments to develop… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help from regular folks too. And they don’t have to stand in the path of a tornado to do it, either… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine people have died after being hit by a car since 2014. Organizations throughout the city are working together to ensure… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WERC-AM (Radio)

Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Selected as UA’s SEC Achievement Award Winner

Officials of the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that Dr. Arunava Gupta, Distinguished University Research Professor, is the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama. Read more