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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: Human zombie-like cells act alive despite being dead

Scientists at the University of Alabama (UA) have figured out a comical technique, developed human “zombie-like” cells that are technically no longer alive but with membranes continue to bind to useful compounds. That leaves the cells with one useful ability: its walls are still able to interact with active compounds and fish… Read more

Sources: Technology Times, Nano Magazine, Phys.org, SyFy Wire

In The News: Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Associated with Extreme United States Floods Identified via Machine Learning

The massive socioeconomic impacts engendered by extreme floods provides a clear motivation for improved understanding of flood drivers … Affiliations: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – Hamid Moradkhani. Read more

Sources: Nature.com, Phys.org, Smart Water Magazine

In The News: Problems with enforcing the law when it comes to drivers passing stopped school buses

But the University of Alabama’ s Center for Advanced Public Safety says only 1,064 citations were issued for illegal passes of stopped school buses in all of 2018. According to school transportation officials, most Alabama school buses don’t have exterior cameras to catch automobile drivers passing illegally. When the bus… Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)