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Crimson Autonomous Racing team races up leader board in Indy Autonomous Challenge

An engineering faculty member at The University of Alabama and a student team are making strides in a two-year competition with universities around the world for a chance to win…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: March 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA Professor Takes Unique Path to Tenure    /  avtcseries.org

In addition to his traditional research focus on Connected and Automated Vehicles within the Mechanical Engineering Department, Yoon became the lead CAVs faculty advisor for the University of Alabama EcoCAR…


Source: avtcseries.org    /    Published: March 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    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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UA Researchers Building Communication Robot for Law Enforcement    /  UA News

Engineering and communication researchers at The University of Alabama are building the next generation of affordable law enforcement robotic technology.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Industry Accomplishments    /  ACHR NEWS

ATLANTA — ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the HVACR industry….Lisa Meline, P.E., and Stephen Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, receive an award…


Source: ACHR NEWS    /    Published: February 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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UA researchers work on robots to be used for police    /  CBS Radio News (National)

Researchers at The University of Alabama are working on affordable robots that police could use to communicate with each other, or even with suspects. The National Science Foundation grant is…


Source: CBS Radio News (National)    /    Published: February 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Professors to Study Underwater Robotics Wireless Communications    /  UA News

Selected by the National Science Foundation, the professors will lead a $1.5 million effort to develop an infrastructure for underwater research robots to exchange information.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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NASA Mission to Include Contributions from UA Engineering    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will contribute to a pioneering spaceflight mission set to launch in 2025.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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:     

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Dr. Shahriar Amini has joined UA’s mechanical engineering department

Sustainability is a prevalent topic in today’s climate. The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering has gained an associate professor who focuses on clean energy and improving the sustainability of…


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