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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: UA and Auburn receive grant to help with safety on Alabama roads

New tonight, safety on Alabama’s highways at the center of a more than $3 million grant. Governor Ivey awarded the funding today to Auburn University, The University of Alabama and the state’s department of public health. We are told the money will be used by the schools to create media… Read more

Sources: NBC 13, NBC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), NBC (Birmingham) , Alabama Political Reporter, Fox 6, CBS 42, ABC (Columbus, Ga.), ABC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), ABC 33/40, WBRC (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WTVY (Dothan), The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: When a Tornado Hits Your Home: A New Look at Structures, Survival, and Resilience

Chasing a tornado is one thing. It’s a whole different matter if a tornado is heading toward your home. How do you deal with the threat? And exactly what happens if the tornado actually hits? A new NOAA-funded study will spend the next two years delving into those questions. The… Read more

Sources: Weather Underground

Randall Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards Recognize Innovation

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama. Read more

In The News: UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common in our region compared to the rest of the country. The study will focus on the impact of that style… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WVUA

In The News: Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions

While new technology can sometimes feel strange, almost other-worldly at first, the future of innovation actually involves researchers better understanding the natural world around us. And inventors are catching on, with more and more embracing biomimicry, or the process of designing products to function as animals and plants do after… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian

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