Zack Coppens, a May 2011 graduate from Madison, has been an engineer in one way or another since elementary school. He’s come a long way from making door holders out of paper clips, however. Coppens now prefers exploring the world of rockets and energy research. 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.
A UA research team has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Grant for Exploratory Research to investigate and gather data about the damage to, and performance of, woodframe structures in the affected areas due to strong winds. Read more
Three research projects, funded with nearly $13 million, involve University of Alabama scientists studying the feasibility of pumping carbon dioxide into the ground as an alternative to releasing the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. Read more
A device shown to reduce vehicle emissions heads down the commercialization road. Read more
Ferosh Jacob, a computer science doctoral student in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, was recently named one of three finalists at the OOPSLA/SPLASH student research competition held in Reno, Nev., earlier this semester. Read more
When Nikki Wheelus was a child she would gaze at the stars and wonder what was up there. The beauty of space amazed her. Read more
In a step toward developing lighter, more fuel efficient aerospace vehicles, Dr. Samit Roy collaborates with NASA on ways to strengthen an amazingly-light solid. Read more
Think of how easy it has become to take out your mobile smartphone and capture important photos in just seconds. Now, through the work of a University of Alabama computer scientist and his colleagues, you can utilize that technology to help scientists and researchers build a database of critical images… Read more
At The University of Alabama, numerous researchers embark on the challenge to bioengineer systems, specifically in breast cancer detection, cancer treatment options and robotic prosthetics. Read more
When most students at The University of Alabama think of a football field, they think of Bryant-Denny stadium, Nick Saban and a championship season by the beloved Crimson Tide. When Elizabeth Junkin, a junior majoring in chemical and biological engineering, thinks of a football field, she envisions fitting it in… Read more