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Wang recognized as early-career innovator and selected to join IGNIITE 2024 program

Dr. Zhongyang Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was selected as an awardee of the Inspiring Generations of New Innovators to Impact Technologies in Energy (IGNIITE) 2024 program….


Author: Natalie Bonner    /    Published: July 16, 2024    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research   

Federal Grant Powers UA’s Autonomous Bus Safety Research    /  UA News

With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and the United States Department of Transportation, The University of Alabama is gearing up for a $3 million project to develop advanced…


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: May 31, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

Professor Uses Research to Improve Worker Safety in Mines, More    /  UA News

Worker safety has always been a passion of Dr. Siyuan Song, but after she became aware of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program within the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: February 2, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Watch: What Happens When a Two-by-Four Going 200 mph Hits a Wall?    /  UA News

In The University of Alabama Debris Cannon Lab, home to the world’s only quad-barrel cannon of its kind, engineering students learn the power of tornadoes — and problem-solving — with…


Author: Mitch Bailey    /    Published: January 30, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Boudouris to Lead UA Research, Economic Development    /  UA News

Dr. Bryan W. Boudouris has been named the next vice president for research and economic development at The University of Alabama and will begin his tenure April 1.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: January 12, 2024    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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Materials Research Organizes Under New Institute    /  UA News

A new institute at The University of Alabama will boost efforts from across campus in materials science and materials engineering.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 14, 2023    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Part of National Effort to Turn Research into Economic Growth    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is one of 18 institutions across the nation chosen for the first-ever investment to accelerate the translation of academic research into solutions with societal and economic impact that grow the nation’s economy.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 14, 2023    /    Posted in:   Partners, Research, UA News   

UA Leading Project to Give EV Batteries Second Life    /  UA News

With $4 million in support from the United States Department of Energy, UA is partnering with Alabama Power and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. to develop and demonstrate ways to use…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 24, 2023    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , , ,   

University professor works to remove potentially carcinogenic ‘forever chemicals’ from water    /  The Crimson White

Milad Esfahani, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama, has been leading research into ways to remove potentially carcinogenic “forever chemicals” from drinking water that research suggests are present in almost all humans.


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: September 24, 2023    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

New Director to Oversee Water Research    /  UA News

An innovator and proven leader at the forefront of weather- and water-related data science with extensive experience in federal programs has been named the new executive director of the Alabama Water Institute.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 14, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alabama Water Institute, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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