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: Supervisors Fund New Position to Work on Santa Barbara County Emergency Preparedness, Outreach

The Board of Supervisors funded a community outreach liaison on Tuesday, and the new position will work on Santa Barbara County emergency-preparedness efforts … There is another survey asking for input on emergency messaging for the Thomas Fire and Jan. 9 Montecito debris flow, which is being conducted by the University of… Read more

Sources: Nooz Hawk

In The News: Report says 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association released a report earlier this year on deficient bridges in the United States, saying 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient … Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute at the University of Alabama, told the Alabama Newscenter, that statistics show… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today

In The News: Transportation officials discuss financial needs of infrastructure

Having ballooned from initial projections of $800 million to nearly $2 billion today, the Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River would be impossible for the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund on its own … ATI, a department of The University of Alabama, recently signed a lease with… Read more

Sources: Lagniappe

In The News: 17 AL counties awarded highway safety grants

Nearly one-million dollars in grants have been awarded to law enforcement agencies across the southeastern portion of the state by Gov. Kay Ivey, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs reports … The extra enforcement will cover impaired driving and excessive speed “hotspots” as identified by the University of… Read more

Sources: NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 15 (Mobile)

New SEC Program to Match Entrepreneurs, University Startups

The University of Alabama, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, is launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups in need of executive management. Read more

In The News: UA demonstrates new MELD Machine

Researchers at the University of Alabama say a 3D printer will help the military operate more efficiently. UA is one of the first colleges with access to the MELD machine. It transforms scrap metal into something a little bit more useful. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), 3-D Print, All 3DP

In The News: Walt Maddox announces public safety plan

According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), and should be more than 1000 according to the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News