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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: Researchers: Simple changes may help homes better survive tornadoes

Researchers, including faculty and students from the University of Alabama, who studied the aftermath of a devastating 2013 tornado in Oklahoma say simple design changes could improve the survivability of wood-frame structures such as residential homes during tornadoes. Read more

Sources: NBC News, Phys.org, The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42, Science Daily, Minnesota Star-Tribune, WVUA TV, Housing Zone, KSHB-NBC , Ozy.com, Insurance Journal

UA News: Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to… Read more

ECE Professor and Student Honored for Presentation on Research

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr Jaber Abu-Qahouq, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, and Zhigang Dang, doctorate student, were honored for a presentation of research on wireless power transfer systems at a recent conference. The presentation, “Modeling and Investigation of Magnetic Resonance… Read more

End User: Dr. Jeffrey Carver: Capstone Engineers and Computer Scientists on Today's Technology

Dr. Jeffrey Carver, associate professor of computer science, researches development of open-source software, which could be improved through understanding how isolated programmers collaborate. He answered questions about the study he conducted in collaboration with graduate student Amiangshu Bosu. Q: Has the open-source movement already influenced expensive user-generated software? Carver: The… Read more

Lifting Off: College startup company wins Alabama Launchpad, looks to market technology

During the mobile phone’s meteoric rise from clunky car phone to the powerful computers in our hands today, the problem of battery life has continued to dog the technology. “Energy is the limit. You can have all this functionality, but if you don’t have power to do it, then you… Read more