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UA cuts ribbon on Alabama IMaDE facility    /  WVUA

It was a big day for The University of Alabama College of Engineering. The College held a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of its new advanced manufacturing program.

Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Dr. Jalili in the IMaDE lab

UA College of Engineering Opens New Manufacturing Program    /  UA News

The UA College of Engineering’s Alabama Initiative on Manufacturing Development and Education, or Alabama IMaDE, held its grand opening ceremony Sept. 30.

Author: Abby Woodruff    /    Published: September 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA’s Industrial Assessment Center Selected to Continue Mission    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will continue its role as home to the state’s only Industrial Assessment Center that assists manufacturers in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, while training the…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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New materials can make Florida condos more durable. Almost no one uses them    /  ArcaMax Publishing

Unlike many diseases that afflict aging humans, there are already cures for the most common, serious and expensive threat to thousands of aging buildings… “Most old concrete buildings in this…

Source: ArcaMax Publishing    /    Published: September 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Final teams announced for the Indy Autonomous Challenge    /  The Robot Report

For the last 18 months, 29 university teams have competed in a unique autonomous vehicle event. The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a $1.5 million prize competition among universities to…

Source: The Robot Report    /    Published: September 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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Airlines want to make flight more sustainable. How will they do it?    /  Chemical & Engineering News

Airplanes were historically made of metal, usually an aluminum alloy. Now some new airplanes, such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, are about 55% composite materials instead, says Samit…

Source: Chemical & Engineering News    /    Published: September 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger    /  UA News

Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

University of Alabama Doctorate Student Receives Acta Materialia Student Paper Award

Jonathan Priedeman, a materials science doctorate student at The University of Alabama, earned an award from one of the most notable international journals specific to materials research, Acta Materialia. “The…

Author: Abby Woodruff    /    Published: August 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort    /  UA News

Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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UA Engineering Faculty Receives Fulbright Award    /  UA News

Dr. Leigh Terry received a Fulbright Specialist Award to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships through educational and training activities within environmental science.

Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, 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.

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