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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.

UA News: UA Students Selected for Environmental Contest

A team of University of Alabama students were selected for a national competition to design solutions to challenges facing the environment, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced. Read more

In The News: Alabama researchers make fibers that conduct electricity

A T-shirt that conducts electricity sounds like a product of the future, but five researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing it closer to reality. A University of Alabama research team was issued patent number 8,784,691 on July 22, which covers their newly discovered process of making certain fibers… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Phys.org

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: The cleanest room at The University of Alabama: Research at Microfabrication Facility will focus on boosting memory on hard drives

College campuses aren’t always known for their cleanliness; but WIAT 42 got a look inside the cleanest room at the University of Alabama, the new microfabrication facility. The brand new facility is where scientists can make very tiny devices that can be applied towards hard to reach areas, like the… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA

In The News: Ex-DOD official to head new Cyber Institute at University of Alabama: Cyber Institute partnered with UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety of the College of Engineering

The University of Alabama has named a former U.S. Department of Defense official executive director of its new Cyber Institute, an umbrella organization for interdisciplinary research and educational programs on campus related to cyber security and cyber-related technologies. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Alabama Graphite Appoints Leading Carbon Expert Dr. Nitin Chopra To Technical Advisory Council

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nitin Chopra, Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, has joined the Company’s Technical Advisory Council. The council will include members that have… Read more

Sources: Yahoo! Finance, Market Watch, Wall Street Journal Online

MTE Grad Student Awarded for Research Presentation

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A University of Alabama graduate student in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering placed second in the oral presentation competition at the 2014 National Black Graduate Student Association conference. Joseph Waters, who serves as vice-president for the African American Graduate Student Association at the University, gave… Read more