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W. Edward Back Named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. W. Edward Back has been appointed as the interim dean of The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering effective Aug. 16.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Two UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Precise Catalysts That Can Reduce Industrial Carbon Footprint

Two University of Alabama faculty are joining forces to advance their research with help from recently received grant money. Dr. James Harris, chemical and biological engineering assistant professor, and Dr….


Author: Abby Woodruff    /    Published: July 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    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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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 Research to enhance flood resilience    /  Fox 6

Happening at The University of Alabama, researchers are conducting a flooding study that can help communities better researchers are working to develop a framework that creates an opportunity to forecast hurricane-driven…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: July 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Climate scientists say building collapse is a ‘wake-up call’ about the potential impact of rising seas    /  CNN

As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Florida condo collapse ‘extremely rare’: How Alabama beaches keep it from happening here    /  AL.com

The sudden collapse of a 40-year-old beachfront condominium near Miami Beach might be an “extremely rare” tragedy, but it has heightened the awareness this week over how similar structures are…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: June 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The 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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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors    /  UA News

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    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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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.