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UA Launches $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign    /  UA News

The University of Alabama launched the largest fundraising campaign in state history to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in private donations to support all areas of campus — from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: September 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Giving, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Airlines want to make flight more sustainable. How will they do it?    /  Chemical & Engineering News

Airplanes were historically made of metal, usually an aluminum alloy. Now some new airplanes, such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, are about 55% composite materials instead, says Samit…


Source: Chemical & Engineering News    /    Published: September 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Engineered to Speak: How C&IS Equips Engineers with Presentation Blueprints    /  CIS News

As some of the brightest minds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), engineers have a language all their own—but not everyone speaks that language. Translating complicated and…


Source: CIS News    /    Published: September 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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ORAU awards 35 research grants totaling $175,000 to junior faculty at its member universities    /  Oak Ridger

ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions. The annual grants are made through the company’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement…


Source: Oak Ridger    /    Published: July 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Drone Resolution    /  UA News

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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NASA Mission to Include Contributions from UA Engineering    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will contribute to a pioneering spaceflight mission set to launch in 2025.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Researchers Investigating Solutions for Jet Biofuel    /  UA News

The study is part of a $3.8 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:   ,   

UA Aerospace Engineering Professor Named ASC Fellow

A University of Alabama aerospace engineering faculty member has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Composites for the first time in its history. Through his research and…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: September 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story    /    Features:     

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UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference    /  UTSA Today

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of…


Source: UTSA Today    /    Published: September 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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.