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: Alabama Launchpad features three firms with ties to the University of Alabama

Three companies with University of Alabama ties are among the 12 teams selected to compete in the latest round of the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition, a contest designed to help startups take their ideas from concept to reality. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Al.com

In The News: University of Alabama study: Christmastime traffic worse than other holidays

A recent study of Alabama traffic data by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety predicts the days near Christmas this year will likely be more dangerous on the roadways than similar periods around Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. A probable cause for the increase of accidents near… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WLTZ NBC 38, Insurance Journal, The Washington Post, The Connecticut Day, Kitsap Sun , Brattleboro Reformer, The Morning Sentinel, Insurance News Net, The Crimson White, The Anniston Star, KSNF NBC, Orange County Register, KDFW NBC 5, WVTM NBC 13, KSHB NBC 41, Forskning (Norway) , USA Today, WBRC Fox 6, Al.com, Davis Enterprise, WGN-AM 720, WISH CBS 8

In The News: Alabama Mercedes worker: ‘This job has changed me as a person.’

University of Alabama engineering professor Bharat Balasubramanian said another reason Mercedes is considered a top employer is its emphasis on training and the continued qualification of its staff and engineering and factory workers. Balasubramanian spent 15 years as head of engineering research and development at Mercedes. “Mercedes has invested a… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Mercedes accelerating Alabama operation with two new models, workforce expansion

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – For Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, it all began with the M-Class, a groundbreaking automobile that’s credited with creating the premium SUV segment… Bharat Balasubramanian, a University of Alabama engineering professor who spent 15 years as head of engineering research and development at Mercedes, said it’s important for the state… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

UA News: UA Leads Multi-Institute Research of Oklahoma Tornado Damage

The University of Alabama is the lead on a research grant to study the damage left by the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., to understand whether past tornadoes influenced building practices to better withstand future events. As part of the grant, the research team is also studying whether social media… Read more

Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating: Former Mercedes Engineer Comes to the College

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be proud to have the wherewithal to buy the premium luxury vehicle, but he’s not bragging about his new toy. Rather… Read more