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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: Survey finds Georgians are confused about winter weather alerts

January 28, 2014 is a day few of us will forget.  People stranded in cars. Children stranded in schools. Families separated and scared after a winter storm hit metro Atlanta. Now, Channel 2 Action News is getting a better look at just what happened, and why so many people went… Read more

Sources: WSB-TV 2

In The News: Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser

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