Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Dr. Edward Back has been named the director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced. Created by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees in 2013, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, or CSI, serves as an… Read more
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Here’s something that may be a bit surprising. The folks over at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, looked at collisions involving trucks between 2009 and 2013. They found: Read more
Hoover, Ala. (WHNT)– Many of us living in the Tennessee Valley do not need a movie to show us how extreme mother nature can be. Damage following a strong tornado is often described as being “out of a movie” and on August 8, 2014, it will be displayed in theaters… Read more
Henry Lester was one of two students who received the Young Scientist Award at the ASCE’s Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, or ICVRAM 2014, and Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis. The Young Scientist Award honors a student who co-authors and presents a… Read more
Advances in military aircraft technology since World War II are astounding, but updates to the temporary, portable materials on which those craft sometimes land have not kept pace. Researchers at The University of Alabama and the Army Corps of Engineers seek to modernize those runways. Read more
Where were you January 28th, 2014? Were you stuck in your car for 20 hours on I-285? Were you desperately trying to get your kids home from school? What did you know when? NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is partnering with the University of Alabama to better understand the… Read more
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The question of how to reduce the pollution that causes global warming is now a hot topic since new carbon limits were announced by the EPA earlier this month. Those proposed rules aim to reduce national carbon emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030. In Alabama… Read more
Dr. Lin Li, assistant professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, was one of 35 researchers selected to receive a nationally-competitive grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities through the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program. Read more
Fifteen University of Alabama undergraduate researchers received recognition through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. Read more
Here’s the story of one patent following another: Engineering Professor Dr. Jason E. Bara from University of Alabama, who has already patented a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, has now come up with a new liquid salt patent that can be swapped with chemicals currently… Read more