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Alabama Water Institute Awards Multiple Equipment Grants    /  Alabama Water Institute

Dr. James Harris, assistant professor in UA’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded $30,130 from the AWI for a diffuse reflectance UV-Visible spectroscopy system, the first of…


Source: Alabama Water Institute    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds    /  UA News

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Dr. Hamid Moradkhani holding his award outside on a sunny day

Two UA Engineering Faculty Recognized by ASCE

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, one of the nine technical institutes a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has recognized two trailblazing professors from The University of…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:     

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Making the Most of Every Drop: Research Shows Dairy Industry Posts the Largest Gains in Water Productivity    /  Hoards Dairyman

“The WP of all livestock products – beef, pork, chicken, turkey, milk, and eggs – increased considerably from 1.8 times for beef to 5.1 times for milk,” said Mesfin Mekonnen,…


Source: Hoards Dairyman    /    Published: April 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA professor part of $4 million project to address Black Belt wastewater crisis    /  The Crimson White

Mark Elliott, an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is part of a project with four other universities that aims to create decentralized wastewater treatment systems for communities…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: March 31, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Alabama environmental groups see opportunity in $4 billion state will get in stimulus    /  AL.com

Mark Elliott, a civil engineering professor at the University of Alabama, said the systems are smaller and cheaper to install, costing approximately $30,000 to $50,000 per mile…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: March 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Black Belt sewage woes: Feds give $4.9M for rural wastewater project    /  AL.com

The consortium also includes personnel from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University in New York, the University of North Carolina and the University of California-Irvine, as well as…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: March 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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New Grant Strengthens Work to Solve Rural Wastewater Challenge    /  UA News

Recently announced federal funding will move forward an ambitious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Al Pramuk to Transition Out of CEO Role at End of 2021; COO Rodney Chester to Succeed Pramuk as CEO in 2022    /  Gresham Smith

Rodney Chester has worked for the firm for nearly 24 years. He joined Gresham Smith’s Board of Directors in 2015 and has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2018. Chester…


Source: Gresham Smith    /    Published: March 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

Mizanur Rahman

Dr. Mizanur Rahman Has Been Hired in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department

Dr. Mizanur Rahman, who has a research focus in connected and automated transportation systems for smart cities, hopes to bring something new to The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering….


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    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.