A patented technique relying on shape manipulation of nanoparticles offers potential for safer MRIs. Read more
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.
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.
With multiple school bus wrecks this week, East Texans are speaking up about installing seat belts on buses… According to studies by the National Safety Council and University of Alabama, installing seat belts on buses would add $8,000 to $15,000 to the cost of a new bus. Read more
Sources: KLTV 7
Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Shuhui Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama.… Read more
Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Shuhui Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama. Read more
Ten years, four buildings and $270,222,013 later, the Science and Engineering Quad on the northeast side of campus is home to new laboratories and state-of-the-art technology. Shelby Hall, named for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and completed in 2004, has 70 research labs, five teaching labs, and a number of offices… Read more
Sources: The Crimson White
A recent study of Alabama traffic data by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety predicts the days near Christmas this year will likely be more dangerous on the roadways than similar periods around Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. A probable cause for the increase of accidents near… Read more
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Even though it’s still an emerging technology, 3D printing has begun to truly excite everyone when present, and discourage them when absent. Some are heeding the call, preparing 3D printing spaces. Examples are University of New Hampshire, University of Alabama and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign…53 students from the… Read more
A University of Alabama graduate student from the College of Engineering claimed the top prize in the University’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis competition, while another engineering graduate student won the “People’s Choice” award Wednesday night. Read more
Earlier this week, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) held its annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in San Diego. Paramount was a discussion on 3D printing and manufacturing and its impact for our future. One of the 12 technologies outlined by McKinsey Global Institute as having the… Read more
Sources: USA Today
The days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to holiday destinations, can be more dangerous on roadways than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. Read more