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: 3 Food Sensors to Track Every Bite and Gulp

People looking to track their diets and count their calories can choose from dozens of apps designed to help them do just that. But using the apps properly requires a lot of effort. “There’s a huge problem with self-reporting,” says Edward Sazonov, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University… Read more

Sources: IEEE Spectrum

In The News: Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here

“I literally had déjà vu the first time I stepped out of the van in one of these situations because it had the smell and the heat and the humidity — it was just like being in rural Vietnam or Cambodia or Haiti,” said Mark Elliot, who’s an engineering professor… Read more

Sources: Five Thirty Eight

In The News: Public Survey Exposes Montecito Debris Flow Communication Failures

Early results of an ongoing public survey to measure the effectiveness of warning messages issued ahead of and during the deadly 1/9 Debris Flow reveal significant failures by Santa Barbara County officials to properly alert Montecito residents to the dangers they faced. The study is being conducted by the University… Read more

Sources: Santa Barbara (California) Independent, NBC 6 (San Luis Obispo, California)

In The News: University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenge … The second test week, June 4-7, will feature teams from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Embry-Riddle… Read more

Sources: Alabama Latino News , Market Watch

In The News: UA professor receives award from U.S. Navy

A professor at The University of Alabama is honored by the Navy. Dr. Andy Lemmon, a UA engineering professor, who has participated in a three-year study on how to better equip Navy ships for the future was given a half-million dollar grant. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , Associated Press , US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News, Black News Zone, Diverse, Alabama Today, Al.com