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: Alabama trooper shortage is a matter of life and death — trooper advocate

Between late 2010 and the end of 2014, the state of Alabama did not hire a single state trooper. Despite this freeze, we still had over 400 state troopers. Now we have less than 300. That leaves us over 700 men and women short of the number that we need… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News

In The News: Funds set to develop ‘carbon capture’ at Gerald Gentleman

The Gerald Gentleman power station near Sutherland will receive $2.7 million to plan a facility that will capture carbon dioxide instead of emitting it into the air. The funds will come from the U.S. Department of Energy … NPPD partnered with ION on the initial phase of that project, along… Read more

Sources: North Platte Bulletin (Nebraska), Sandhills Express (Nebraska), Real Country 97.3 (Nebraska), News Channel Nebraska, Columbus News Team (Nebraska), US 92.7 FM (Norfolk, Nebraska)

In The News: Does Alabama’s warm weather mean severe storms are on the horizon?

So the fall and winter are more active than many may think. However, warnings may get less attention then. “What we are finding in the research is that spring tornado warnings work well because people expect them and they know what the warnings mean, but any other time of year, they don’t expect… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: UA student technology advances outside of research

Four students on campus have come together to create an accessible combination of technology and sports to improve players’ softball and baseball game, originally thanks to the UA Emerging Scholars program. “I kind of took to computers from an early age and I wasn’t satisfied with just playing with Microsoft… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Baseball News

In The News: University of Alabama researchers seek spot-on way to weld super-strong steel

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory often not rooted in the reality of the safety of today’s vehicles. “People have dismissed the… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: Alabama State Police Trooper Shortage ‘Critical’

The Alabama State Trooper Association on Tuesday called on legislators and Gov. Kay Ivey to address what they say is a critical shortage of troopers on the road … A study by the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama found that Alabama needed a minimum of 1,016… Read more

Sources: Officer.com, Al.com, WAKA-CBS (Montgomery), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Spills, Sediment, and Shoreline Contamination

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes the formation and behavior of oil-sediment residues in marine and coastal environments following an oil spill. (T. Prabhakar Clement, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama; email: pclement@ua.edu) Read more

Sources: American Geophysical Union - Earth and Space Science News: