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UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 11, 2022    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

5 Early Career Researchers Making Waves with National Awards    /  UA News

National grants allow each researcher to train and motivate a new generation of scientists and engineers not only at UA through instruction and lab work, but also through outreach efforts.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 27, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Team Wins First Place in National Big Beam Competition

A team of students from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering recently placed first in the 2022 Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: September 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Low-cost Solution Viable for Self-Driving Cars to Spot Hacked GPS    /  UA News

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama developed a promising, inexpensive system to overcome one challenge of self-driving vehicle technology: GPS hacking that can send a self-driving vehicle to the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Moradkhani Named Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology

Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been named the 2023 Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 29, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

Novel Membrane Fabrication Research Project Awarded EPA Grant

A research team from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering will further its efforts to reduce groundwater contamination after recently receiving a $25,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 22, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting    /  UA News

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

UA Transportation Policy Research Center Expands with New Director    /  UA News

As part of a broadening of its scope, the Transportation Policy Research Center at The University of Alabama will be led by longtime engineering professor, Dr. Steven Jones.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 3, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Company Licenses UA Tech to Improve Concrete, Reduce Emissions    /  UA News

An innovation developed in an engineering lab at The University of Alabama will help reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases created by concrete production.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 20, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    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.

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