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ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory developing new airfield matting system    /  The Vicksburg Post

The research program is a partnership between ERDC and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama. The school, in turn, is partnering with Alfab, Inc. of Enterprise, Alabama,…


Source: The Vicksburg Post    /    Published: October 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

UA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery    /  UA News

Drawing upon expertise from across campus, a new center at The University of Alabama will help overcome obstacles keeping drug therapies that show promise in the lab from translating to…


Author: Adam Jones and Shane Dorrill    /    Published: October 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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:     

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, Home Page Main Story, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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 professor comments on President Biden’s goals for electric vehicles    /  Fox 6

President Biden recently announced an executive order that would make half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 zero-emission. Now, it was a non-binding order, but it…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: August 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Stellar Innovation: Students Turn NASA Patents into Practical Solutions    /  UA News

“Working on the NASA patents means doing a lot of not only technical research but market research,” said Lauren Davis, a native of Dacula, Georgia, studying mechanical engineering and part…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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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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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.