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.

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

ECE Professor Publishes Work on Multiview Content

Dr. Jacob Chakareski, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering who recently  joined The University of Alabama College of Engineering, is the author of one paper and co-author on another paper recently published in journals affiliated with IEEE. The first paper is in the February 2014 issue of the IEEE… Read more

UA News: Two Teams with UA Ties Set For Finals of Start-up Business Competition

Two teams with University of Alabama ties are part of seven young businesses hoping to prove they could be commercially viable at the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. Teams with UA ties have done well in past Launchpad competitions, with a company based off UA technology one of the winners in… Read more