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: Univ. of Alabama start-up business presenting a platinum replacement

Could platinum soon become obsolete? AUniversity of Alabama (UA) technology may be the answer to replace this precious metal. Zhichao Shan and Archana Panikar, UA chemistry graduate students; Dr. Shanlin Pan, a UA associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Arunava Gupta, a UA professor of chemistry and chemical and biological… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama, Your Houston News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: Engineered by humans, inspired by nature: Biomimicry allows scientists to take a page out of nature’s playbook

Inventors have been exploring biomimicry as early as the Renaissance era when Leonardo Da Vinci sketched out a bat-shaped wing contraption for human flight, called an ornithopter. Engineers take what they see in the natural world and integrate it into new technologies. A research group at the University of Alabama is… Read more

Sources: Science Line

UA News: UA Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Platinum Alternative

A University of Alabama business start-up team, composed of students focusing on a less costly replacement for the precious metal platinum, will compete against other entrepreneurs in the first round of the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Competition Jan. 23. Read more

In The News: UA startup places second overall

The University of Alabama is home to more than a dozen startup companies that span across multiple fields of study. Some of these include 2b Electronic, whose main focus is on providing more affordable and portable EMG devices to the consumer and 525 Solutions, whose mission is to reduce the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Severe weather warnings: Why you need to pay attention more than ever

When it comes to weather in Alabama, no matter what time of year, there’s just one thing to do: “Prepare for it to be bad.” “The warning process has improved so much that there is less opportunity for desensitization,” said Dr. Laura Myers, deputy director and research scientist at The Center… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Survey finds Georgians are confused about winter weather alerts

January 28, 2014 is a day few of us will forget.  People stranded in cars. Children stranded in schools. Families separated and scared after a winter storm hit metro Atlanta. Now, Channel 2 Action News is getting a better look at just what happened, and why so many people went… Read more

Sources: WSB-TV 2