Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama hope to combine two methods of constructing tall-wood buildings to yield a new system that could lead to wood-framed buildings reaching eight to 12 stories and that withstand earthquakes better than traditional light-frame wood structures. Read more
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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.
The massive socioeconomic impacts engendered by extreme floods provides a clear motivation for improved understanding of flood drivers … Affiliations: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – Hamid Moradkhani. Read more
Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found. Read more
Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products. Read more
But the University of Alabama’ s Center for Advanced Public Safety says only 1,064 citations were issued for illegal passes of stopped school buses in all of 2018. According to school transportation officials, most Alabama school buses don’t have exterior cameras to catch automobile drivers passing illegally. When the bus… Read more
Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)
If you live in this state you have to be weather aware. You just have to. You don’t have a choice if you live in this state, I’ll just be honest with you.” Eight years ago today Alabama was hit with one of its worst weather disasters on record …… Read more
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected three University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2019-2020. Read more
A University of Alabama College of Engineering research center has been invited to join a global initiative for the United Nations with a focus on sustainable development. Read more
A trio of students formed Ortho Screws, a start-up company based on a sensor designed to alert patients and health providers if orthopedic screws are loosening. Read more
Veteran Alabama TV meteorologist James Spann touched on a topic — and a nerve — during severe weather coverage over the weekend in Alabama … One of the people taking an in-depth look at the problem — and everyone agrees it’s a problem — is Dr. Laura Myers, the director… Read more