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Moving Forward    /  UA News

The electric motor has been around nearly two centuries, but it was largely abandoned for use in cars until this century. Its recently sustained emergence in the personal vehicle market…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 30, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research, UA News   

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Bruker: Launches Advanced In-Situ Nanomechanical Test Instrument for Analyzing Materials Deformation in Electron Microscopes    /  Market Screener

The Bruker Nanomechanical Testing business today announced the release of the Hysitron PI 89 SEM PicoIndenter™ to provide nanomechanical testing capabilities inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at higher loads…


Source: Market Screener    /    Published: October 15, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

Dr. Hamed Moftakhari by a large body of water

UA engineering faculty member awarded a 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program has named a University of Alabama engineering faculty member one of the 20 recipients of their 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship. Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: October 13, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards    /  UA News

Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Reimagining Alabama’s power grid after Hurricane Sally: Bury power lines, use solar, electric cars    /  AL.com

… Beyond existing renewable energy sources, one Alabama professor has his eyes set on an innovative approached toward restoring power following a weather-related disaster: Electric vehicles. John Kisacikoglu, an assistant…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: October 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Expands, Strengthens Research Capabilities with New MRI    /  UA News

A new MRI scanner paves the way for researchers to expand the boundaries of knowledge of the human brain, bringing benefits to the core educational mission of campus.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 28, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Which States are Most Prone to See a Drought?    /  Weather Nation

If asked where in the United States is most vulnerable to drought, you might point to those states in the West currently suffering under hot and dry conditions and raging wildfires. However,…


Source: Weather Nation    /    Published: September 24, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

4 Charts of the USA showing Drought Vulnerability measurements

UA Researchers Provide U.S. Drought Vulnerability Rankings    /  UA News

According to UA research, drought vulnerability comes from a combination of how susceptible a state is to drought and whether it’s prepared for impacts. The most and least vulnerable states…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 18, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference    /  UTSA Today

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of…


Source: UTSA Today    /    Published: September 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes.    /  The Washington Post

Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of destruction. But they kill more people…


Source: The Washington Post    /    Published: August 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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