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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: University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the competition. The awards came as the top teams and presenters were recognized during the first-year EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), The Crimson White

UA News: Strong Showing for UA Students in First Year of National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students that is part of a national competition to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the four-year competition, one of several honors for the EcoCAR 3 team. Read more

In The News: Graduate students take part in National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute to develop new tools

Graduate students from across the nation will get the chance to explore the possibilities and applications of a high-tech hydrologic simulation and forecasting model similar to one being developed by the National Weather Service during a seven-week summer institute being hosted by the National Water Center and the University of… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA News, WIAT CBS 42, The Crimson White

In The News: UA students take part in EcoCar Competition

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same time? Engineering students from across the country are taking on the challenge by going under the hood of a 2016… Read more

Sources: WSFA 12, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: Researchers develop virtual reality system to treat severe weather anxiety, phobias

Just over four years ago on April 27, 2011, Alabama experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks on record.  In all, 62 tornadoes and 252 deaths were recorded across the state. Many of the physical scars from that day have begun to heal over time, but the unseen psychological and… Read more

Sources: WHNT 19

Computer Science Professor Tapped to Edit Journal

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was recently named the editor-in-chief of Journal on Software and Systems Modeling, or SoSym, the top research journal in the software modeling area. SoSyM is an English language quarterly international journal that focuses on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to… Read more

UA Engineering Students Place Second at Metal-Casting Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A team of University of Alabama engineering students placed second at the 2015 Student Casting Competition for the Southeast organized by the American Foundry Society. The competition was held this month in Birmingham. For the competition, the students, all seniors studying metallurgical and materials engineering, casted a… Read more