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: UA professor receives award from U.S. Navy

A professor at The University of Alabama is honored by the Navy. Dr. Andy Lemmon, a UA engineering professor, who has participated in a three-year study on how to better equip Navy ships for the future was given a half-million dollar grant. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , Associated Press , US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News, Black News Zone, Diverse, Alabama Today, Al.com

In The News: New UA study looks at seatbelt, crash statistics

A new University of Alabama study shows a person not wearing a seatbelt in a car crash is 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), Yellowhammer News, OA Now, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), KFVS-CBS (Paducah, Kentucky), Alabama Today, The Columbian (Washington), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WYDE-FM (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile), Alabama News Center

In The News: Twelfth China-US Engineering Technology Symposium Green City Group Symposium Successfully Held in Beijing

May 14, hosted by National Bureau of Foreign Experts, Beijing Municipal People’s Government, and China Institute of Engineers (CIE) … Prof. Dr. Robert Pitt, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Environment Studies, School of Engineering, University of Alabama, United States, presented… Read more

Sources: Sohu.com (China)

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity. Read more

In The News: New breast cancer research launches at UA

The University of Alabama is launching new breast cancer research focusing on metastasized cells that are active or asleep in the brain. They’ve managed to create a mock brain, testing it in environments to see how the cells react. Researchers hope the study will help them come up with more effective… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

In The News: Former Oconee resident works on septic system improvements in Alabama

Joe Booth, a former resident of Athens and Watkinsville, is participating in a project at the University of Alabama to develop new technology for septic systems to help homeowners in an area of Alabama known as the Black Belt. That area is notorious for septic problems due to the hard… Read more

Sources: Athens Banner-Herald