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A double cantilever carbon-reinforced composite beam begins to heal itself under the actuation of macro- fiber composites after a Mode I delamination test.

Probabilistic methods gain traction for designing complex systems    /  Aerospace America

In July, an AIAA Certification by Analysis Community made up of industry, academia and government/regulatory representatives completed the draft document “Recommended Practices When Flight Modeling Is Used to Reduce Flight…


Source: Aerospace America    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?    /  The New York Times

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.


Source: The New York Times    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News,    /    Features:     

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Can You Actually Earn an Engineering Degree Online? How It Works and What It Costs    /  Money

But getting your degree online can be challenging in many ways, too, especially when studying a discipline like engineering that relies heavily on experiential learning. … To overcome this hurdle,…


Source: Money    /    Published: November 11, 2020    /    Posted in:   In The News   

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Researchers Studying New Method to Capture CO2 from Air    /  PNNL

In a new project inspired by natural organisms, PNNL researchers, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama, will work to develop an artificial system…


Source: PNNL    /    Published: November 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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College in the time of coronavirus    /  The United States Army

When the COVID-19 arrived in early March, it was immediately clear that life was changing drastically. One group hit particularly hard was Stuttgart High School (SHS) seniors. Not only did…


Source: The United States Army    /    Published: October 29, 2020    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News, Students   

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PCI Honors Contributions to Precast Concrete Industry at Fall 2020 Committee Days and Technical Conference    /  For Construction Pros

The George D. Nasser Award recognizes PCI Journal papers relating to the design, research, production, or construction of precast concrete structures from authors who are 40 years old or younger….


Source: For Construction Pros    /    Published: October 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Bruker: Launches Advanced In-Situ Nanomechanical Test Instrument for Analyzing Materials Deformation in Electron Microscopes    /  Market Screener

The Bruker Nanomechanical Testing business today announced the release of the Hysitron PI 89 SEM PicoIndenter™ to provide nanomechanical testing capabilities inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at higher loads…


Source: Market Screener    /    Published: October 15, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA engineering faculty member awarded a 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program has named a University of Alabama engineering faculty member one of the 20 recipients of their 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship. Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: October 13, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

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Reimagining Alabama’s power grid after Hurricane Sally: Bury power lines, use solar, electric cars    /  AL.com

… Beyond existing renewable energy sources, one Alabama professor has his eyes set on an innovative approached toward restoring power following a weather-related disaster: Electric vehicles. John Kisacikoglu, an assistant…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: October 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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EPA Awards $122,070 Pollution Prevention Funding to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality    /  EPA

This week is also P2 Week, a time to celebrate the diverse and creative ways businesses, academic institutes, local governments, and other organizations are working to prevent pollution. In support…


Source: EPA    /    Published: September 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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