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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: New research estimates 2,500 wrecks could occur during Thanksgiving week

If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, you need to buckle up. A new study from The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) estimates more than 2,500 wrecks could happen on Alabama highways this week. The Thanksgiving travel period is defined as the holiday on Thursday and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, Montgomery Advertiser, Indy Star, USA Today, AL.com, WAAY ABC 31

In The News: Detours – Nanotubes

University of Alabama Engineering graduate student Will Guin works with “pop-tubes,” which use microwaves, to create a more effective airframe skin for the Boeing 787 aircraft. His research and presentation won him first place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition on campus in 2013. Read more

Sources: The Center for Public Television

All Alone: Alabama Astrobotics Design Innovative Robot

When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like NASA rovers that have explored the Martian surface, robots will have to think for themselves, at least in some aspect.… Read more

Engineering Inc.: Transferring ideas from the College to society benefits educational mission

Natalie Anderson comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents own and manage their own company, but she came to The University of Alabama to study chemical engineering, not business. Now, though, the third-year student is coupling her science and engineering studies with a crash course in business development as… Read more

In The News: Alabama Graphite and The University of Alabama Formally Engage in Research Collaboration

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been collaborating under a Sponsored Research Agreement with The University of Alabama. The Company has teamed up with the lab of Dr. Nitin Chopra, Associate Professor in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at The University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance

In The News: UA receives $30,000 from General Motors

A team of University of Alabama students received $30,000 from General Motors to build a car of the future. Here are members of EcoCar Team 3 holding the check during a presentation ceremony. They have four years to start and finish the project. The team must redesign and market a 2016 Chevy… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WVUA TV

In The News: AIM device counts chews and takes photos to automatically track your diet

There are already a number of devices that allow people to keep track of what and how much they eat, in order to help themselves lose weight or maintain a better-balanced diet. Most of these gadgets, however, rely on the user to manually enter the data regarding each meal. The University of… Read more

Sources: GIzmag, The Daily Mail, Mobi Health News, Just Good News, Science Daily, Huffington Post Canada, Deccan Chronicle, Med Gadget, Phys.org, The Star Online, WVUA, Live Science, WVUE Fox 8 (Video), WVUE Fox 8 (Article), The Crimson White, Bayou Buzz, Discovery Canada, WAFB CBS 9 , Tech Alabama, WAAY ABC 31, WBRC Fox 6, WMBF NBC