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Dr. Hamed Moftakhari by a large body of water

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, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:   ,   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

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:     

parched land

Which States are Most Prone to See a Drought?    /  Weather Nation

If asked where in the United States is most vulnerable to drought, you might point to those states in the West currently suffering under hot and dry conditions and raging wildfires. However,…


Source: Weather Nation    /    Published: September 24, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

4 Charts of the USA showing Drought Vulnerability measurements

UA Researchers Provide U.S. Drought Vulnerability Rankings    /  UA News

According to UA research, drought vulnerability comes from a combination of how susceptible a state is to drought and whether it’s prepared for impacts. The most and least vulnerable states…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 18, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Ifeanyi Okpala

Ifeanyi Okpala: Nigerian man makes nation proud, wins big school award in US    /  Legit

A Nigerian man, Ifeanyi Okpala, studying in the US has made the nation really proud by winning a special award for his MS thesis at the University of Alabama Graduate…


Source: Legit    /    Published: July 16, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

A family stands in their garage amid flood waters up to their knees

Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows    /  CNN

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

A man holds a fist in the air on a platform on the American Ninja Warrior set

Building a Warrior

Continuing in his quest to become the next American Ninja Warrior, an engineering alumnus of The University of Alabama competed in the nationally televised finals of the strength and endurance…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: June 29, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story,   

buddy black

Buddy Black joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Structural Engineer    /  Mississippi Business Journal

Black is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama.


Source: Mississippi Business Journal    /    Published: June 4, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe    /  Science Magazine

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny…


Source: Science Magazine    /    Published: June 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research   

mukesh kumar

Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World    /  UA News

UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, 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.