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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: The speedy secret of shark skin

Shortfin mako sharks are the cheetahs of the open ocean, with some estimates putting their top speeds at more than 100 km/hr. That swiftness may be the result of more than just powerful muscles and a streamlined shape. All sharks have enamel-coated scales, known as dermal denticles, that resemble tiny… Read more

Sources: Physics Today

In The News: New device quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood

Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs. Researchers at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute in China; and The State University… Read more

Sources: Health Medicine Network, Bioengineer, Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Tech Explorist, Futurity, AZO Sensors, News-Medical Life Sciences, Health Medicine Network, Infosurhoy, World News Monitor, Health Medicine Network

UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. This program, which is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, includes a $5,000… Read more

In The News: NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 18 small research satellites from 11 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers in response to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) call for proposals issued in August… Read more

Sources: NASA

UA Chemical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Earns Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering student’s research presentation was awarded a top honor at a recent international conference. Kathryn O’Harra, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded first place for her oral research presentation at the 5th International Conference on Ionic Liquid-Based Materials, or IL-MAT V. This conference, which was… Read more

In The News: Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard visits the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama, with some common sense safety information. The University… Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: What’s New in HPC Research: Quantum Clouds, Interatomic Models, Genetic Algorithms & More

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Linear algebra is a common application in big data and computational science on HPC. These operations are well-optimized when handling regularly… Read more

Sources: HPC Wire