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Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods    /  UA News

Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells    /  UA News

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Three Students, Six Degrees, One Company    /  UA News

A trio of students formed Ortho Screws, a start-up company based on a sensor designed to alert patients and health providers if orthopedic screws are loosening.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in the Black Belt, an economically depressed region in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic    /  UA News

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Professor Selected as UA’s SEC Achievement Award Winner    /  UA News

Officials of the Southeastern Conference announced that Dr. Ramana Reddy, ACIPCO Endowed Professor in Metallurgy, is the 2019 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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A Step Forward    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become a partner in movement without the need for manual tuning.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Under The Ice    /  UA News

A one-of-a-kind radar developed and built by UA professors and students is helping scientists unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Research Reports Options for Future of Alabama Roads    /  UA News

An analysis of Alabama’s roads and bridges by researchers at The University of Alabama provides future scenarios for the state of transportation infrastructure that vary based on funding.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 31, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

In Frigid Greenland, Engineering Student Helps Understand Climate    /  UA News

Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school before a visit to Greenland where he helped provide perspectives on improving climate models.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 26, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Adam Jones

Communication Specialist Senior, Research, University of Alabama Strategic Communications.


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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.