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: Engineering Professor Comes Up With Second Patent for Carbon-Capture Technology

Here’s the story of one patent following another:  Engineering Professor Dr. Jason E. Bara from University of Alabama, who has already patented a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, has now come up with a new liquid salt patent that can be swapped with chemicals currently… Read more

Sources: World Industrial Reporter, Engineering News Today, Lab Manager Magazine, Phys.org, Environmental Leader

In The News: Safety measures amp up as Memorial Day approaches

Local and state law enforcement will increase their presence on Alabama roads as Memorial Day, and the inevitability of holiday motorists, approaches. According to data from the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, 3,580 wrecks were reported for Calhoun County in 2011 — an average of… Read more

Sources: The Anniston Star

Three CCEE Graduates Students Awarded Departmental Grants

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Three graduate students in The University of Alabama department of civil, construction and environmental engineering were awarded an inaugural grant that will pair each with a funded undergraduate research assistant. Shahrooz Amidi, Phillip Grammar and Stephanie Wood were the first recipients of the department’s Resilient Infrastructure and… Read more

In The News: National Science Foundation presents award for powered prosthesis development

The National Science Foundation awarded Xiangrong Shen, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama college of Engineering, the CAREER Award to assist in his work on a powered prosthesis that mimics natural joints. Read more

Sources: Healio, OandP.com, Rehab Management, AZ Robotics, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: Researchers: Simple changes may help homes better survive tornadoes

Researchers, including faculty and students from the University of Alabama, who studied the aftermath of a devastating 2013 tornado in Oklahoma say simple design changes could improve the survivability of wood-frame structures such as residential homes during tornadoes. Read more

Sources: NBC News, Phys.org, The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42, Science Daily, Minnesota Star-Tribune, WVUA TV, Housing Zone, KSHB-NBC , Ozy.com, Insurance Journal

UA News: Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to… Read more