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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: Cognitive neuroscientist to lead Alabama Life Research Institute at University of Alabama

After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. As the first full-time head of ALRI, Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will provide a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: Fourth of July holiday brings higher risk of fatal wrecks

Alabama averages more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), The Tuscaloosa News, Yellowhammer, Alabama Daily News, Alabama News Center

In The News: Composting toilets could be the way of the future

Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a sanitation solution … Often they do so because there are no sewer systems available, and the soil is so impermeable that traditional septic systems back up into people’s yards when it rains, said… Read more

Sources: ABC News

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile… Read more

In The News: The Alabama Forfeiture Accountability System created – will collect and report data on state civil asset forfeitures

A bill passed last week by the Alabama Legislature to require law enforcement to report and track the seizures of property connected to drug dealing or other crimes should help reassure the public that law enforcement is using the tool of civil asset forfeiture in a responsible manner, said the… Read more

Sources: Opelika Observer

In The News: Applied Information highlighting V2X technologies at ITS America Annual Meeting

During North America’s biggest event for the smart transportation industry, which is taking place this week from June 4-7, Applied Information is taking part in four presentations on connected V2X technologies and their deployment, as well as showcasing some of the company’s latest systems and equipment. The sessions with AII… Read more

Sources: Traffic Technology Today

In The News: ALABAMA STUDY SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF BUCKLING UP

There were 743 people who were killed in car crashes in Alabama in 2018 and 366 of them were not wearing seat belts. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted a study on the importance of buckling up and found that the probability of dying in a… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center , WVUA (Tuscaloosa), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WERC-FM (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Rome Sentinel (New York)