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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: UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits

University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor, which was developed in a UA lab, is clipped to prescription or nonprescription eyeglasses. The monitor includes a tiny high-definition… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon, Food Management, WPRI (Providence, Rhode Island), CBS (Providence, RI)

In The News: Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Holidays are soon approaching, and traffic is always heavy as people travel to and from their destinations. The Center for Advanced Public Safety are tracking data to really target where wrecks are more common. Read more

Sources: WVUA, Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 - Nov. 25, NBC 13 - Nov. 26, NBC 13 – Nov. 30, NBC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40, CBS (Dothan), Fox 6

In The News: MHP unveils new electronic crash reporting system

The Mississippi Highway Patrol on Wednesday unveiled a new system designed to be more efficient when troopers write reports on crashes across the state. The new system is called eCrash. It allows troopers to fill out crash reports electronically. Once completed, the report is immediately submitted to a central database… Read more

Sources: WJTV, Simpson County

In The News: NASA, University of Alabama collaborate on in-space manufacturing

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is expanding its partnership with the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing. Marshall Director Jody Singer and Alabama President Stuart Bell signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the university’s Rose Administration Building… Read more

Sources: Intelligent Aerospace, ABC (Huntsville), CBS (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News