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Faculty and Staff Accolades for July 20, 2021    /  UA News

Dr. James W. Harris, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was selected for the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities foundation to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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NIH Grant Supports UA Study of Acute Kidney Injury Treatment    /  UA News

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study a novel nanomedicine treatment for acute kidney injury, a common disease with no federally-approved medication.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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New EPIC Scholars Program and University Honors Program Assistant Professor    /  Honors College

O’Harra received a doctorate in chemical engineering, a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical and biological engineering and a second bachelor’s in dance with a mathematics minor from The University…


Source: Honors College    /    Published: May 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff   

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Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.


Author: Brock Parker    /    Published: May 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA CyberSeed Program Funds More Campus Research    /  UA News

Four promising research projects received funding from Year 2 of The University of Alabama Cyber Initiative’s CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , , , , ,   

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UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2021 Outstanding Senior

Emma Sanders, who studied chemical engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2021 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A student in the Honors College with a premedical concentration…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Meet the Pioneering Pilot Who Flies the Air Force’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet    /  InStyle

“I’ve thought, ‘Am I good enough to do this? Am I better than the guys?’” says Wolfe, who studied chemical engineering at the University of Alabama before joining the Air…


Source: InStyle    /    Published: April 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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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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Professional Alabama Engineers talk careers, representation and the future growth of STEM    /  The Standard

The career-launching website Indeed.com lists engineering as one of its most sought-after fields of employment and collegians will add to that the profession is one of the most popular degree…


Source: The Standard    /    Published: February 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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.