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: Talladega native, Victory Christian grad Joshua Nunn part of trip to study ice sheet in Greenland

Talladega native Joshua Nunn spent his part of his summer a very long way from home. Currently working on a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, Nunn had the opportunity to visit Greenland. He previously attended Talladega City Schools and graduated from Victory Christian in Pell… Read more

Sources: Talladega Daily Home , St. Clair Times, Yellowhammer News

UA computer science students win top prize at VolHacks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two University of Alabama College of Engineering student teams and one individual student received top awards at an annual hackathon competition. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sept. 28-30. This annual hacking competition involved students from all over the country competing and using programming and… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: UA engineers build structure that could survive a natural disaster

A building has now been made to survive the impact of an earthquake, and possibly a hurricane. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA engineers built a two-story structure to stand strong in the wake of a natural disaster. The building is designed with a special wooden material stronger than what is normally used.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Put down that cell phone! Alabama lawmakers are getting closer to passing hands-free driving laws.

Hey drivers! Put down that cell phone because Alabama is on the verge of passing hands-free driving laws in March 2019. Admit it, your cell phone is your best friend. At work, at home, at the store and in the car, your phone is always right there with you …… Read more

Sources: Bham Now, WBRC 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: AU, UA team up for $2M project to make diesel fuel burn cleaner

Auburn University researchers are working on a bio-based additive to make diesel fuel burn cleaner as part of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will see researchers at the University of Alabama help test the blend. The $2 million project led by Auburn is part of about $10… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News