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.

ECE Professor and Student Honored for Presentation on Research

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr Jaber Abu-Qahouq, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, and Zhigang Dang, doctorate student, were honored for a presentation of research on wireless power transfer systems at a recent conference. The presentation, “Modeling and Investigation of Magnetic Resonance… Read more

End User: Dr. Jeffrey Carver: Capstone Engineers and Computer Scientists on Today's Technology

Dr. Jeffrey Carver, associate professor of computer science, researches development of open-source software, which could be improved through understanding how isolated programmers collaborate. He answered questions about the study he conducted in collaboration with graduate student Amiangshu Bosu. Q: Has the open-source movement already influenced expensive user-generated software? Carver: The… Read more

Lifting Off: College startup company wins Alabama Launchpad, looks to market technology

During the mobile phone’s meteoric rise from clunky car phone to the powerful computers in our hands today, the problem of battery life has continued to dog the technology. “Energy is the limit. You can have all this functionality, but if you don’t have power to do it, then you… Read more

ECE Professor Publishes Work on Battery Management Systems

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr Jaber Abu-Qahouq, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, and a graduate student are the authors of a paper recently published in a highly-ranked IEEE journal. The paper, “An Online Battery Impedance Measurement Method Using DC-DC Power Converter… Read more

‘Vision is Reality’: With the opening of the final building, UA ready for a new era of engineering and science

Just 15 years ago, the area between the engineering buildings on The University of Alabama campus and the Bryce Hospital land used to be the back edge of campus — driven through and walked across, but nothing else. So, when an artist’s rendering of the four-building engineering and science complex… Read more

Ready to Collaborate: College’s newest building fosters cross-discipline interaction

Dean Charles Karr, who has been at The University of Alabama College of Engineering as a student, a researcher, professor or an administrator for more than 30 years, likes to tell the anecdote that faculty from two departments once stuck tape on the floor as a line of demarcation between… Read more

‘UA Chose Me’: City engineer from Jackson, Miss., finds home at UA for doctorate degree

Charles Williams was certain he was done with school when he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Mississippi almost 20 years ago. Over the years, Williams would find that, despite his success, he still hadn’t quite found that one niche he was most passionate about.… Read more

Expanding Its Window: CAPS ventures into new areas that serve society

Creating innovative technology for law enforcement may be the claim to fame for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, but, as is the case for many in Alabama, a tornado outbreak in April 2011 prompted CAPS researchers to consider their role in preparing the community for future disasters. After the… Read more

In The News: Tuscaloosa’s Bidsters, Child Safety Pass join five other companies in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale

Two startup companies from Tuscaloosa will join five other young companies from Birmingham and Madison in vying for a share of more than $100,000 in prize money Friday in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News