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: University conference to showcase undergraduate innovation

What: 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference Who: The Office for Undergraduate Research is hosting the event. All undergraduate students, as well as the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.  “URCA participants are top-tier students who grow the University of Alabama’s vision and create lasting impact,” said Annaliese Bolland, assistant… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

More than 450 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 28-30. Read more

In The News: EPA Awards more than $28,000 in Grants to the University of Alabama for Innovative Technology Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Alabama would receive two grants totaling $28,909 to fund two Phase I student teams through the People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grants program. Over $463,000 in funding is being provided by the program for 31 teams nationwide that… Read more

Sources: EPA.gov, NBC 13 (Birmingham)

In The News: University of Alabama students test drive electric ‘muscle’ car

The white Chevrolet Camaro with the University of Alabama script A on the front still sounded like the muscle car that the name implies as it sped around the airport tarmac Friday, but under the hood, its guts have transformed during the last four years as a team of students… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center, Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Spring break road travel safety

Across Alabama, many people are either on spring break right now, or getting ready for it in the next few weeks. For those who will be on the road this spring break, traffic researchers have some safety considerations for you to remember. University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee)

In The News: Alabama trooper shortage is a matter of life and death — trooper advocate

Between late 2010 and the end of 2014, the state of Alabama did not hire a single state trooper. Despite this freeze, we still had over 400 state troopers. Now we have less than 300. That leaves us over 700 men and women short of the number that we need… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News

In The News: Funds set to develop ‘carbon capture’ at Gerald Gentleman

The Gerald Gentleman power station near Sutherland will receive $2.7 million to plan a facility that will capture carbon dioxide instead of emitting it into the air. The funds will come from the U.S. Department of Energy … NPPD partnered with ION on the initial phase of that project, along… Read more

Sources: North Platte Bulletin (Nebraska), Sandhills Express (Nebraska), Real Country 97.3 (Nebraska), News Channel Nebraska, Columbus News Team (Nebraska), US 92.7 FM (Norfolk, Nebraska)

In The News: Does Alabama’s warm weather mean severe storms are on the horizon?

So the fall and winter are more active than many may think. However, warnings may get less attention then. “What we are finding in the research is that spring tornado warnings work well because people expect them and they know what the warnings mean, but any other time of year, they don’t expect… Read more

Sources: AL.com