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Engineering Researcher Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor    /  UA News

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2013 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15 at the UA President’s Mansion.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 4, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Students, Professors Author Book Chapter on Autism App    /  UA News

Three University of Alabama students and two professors will publish a book chapter detailing their research in developing a smart phone application for children with autism.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 28, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Researchers Look to Butterflies to Improve Flight    /  UA News

A better understanding of the aerodynamic properties of butterfly wings may lead to improved human-made flight, according to research at The University of Alabama recently funded by the National Science Foundation.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 23, 2013    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Start-Up Firm Set for Launch After Placing in Business Competition    /  UA News

A University of Alabama start-up company developing technology to charge cell phones and other portable devices wirelessly was a winner in a state-wide business competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 2, 2013    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Emeritus Engineering Professor Recognized for Achievement    /  UA News

Dr. Richard C. Bradt, professor emeritus at The University of Alabama, was recognized for his lifetime achievements in ceramic science and engineering.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 27, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News   

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UA Professor Hopes to Improve Open Software Development    /  UA News

Development of open-source software could be improved through understanding how isolated programmers collaborate, according to a research project underway by a computer scientist at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 25, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

A 3D Printing Lab Open to Creativity

When the forefathers of what we call the Internet were connecting their computer centers together in the 1960s, it is doubtful any could have predicted the radical changes the network…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Function with Form

With the snip of a ribbon, The University of Alabama opened a new foundry to encourage creative collaboration between engineering and art students. Located between Hardaway Hall and the old…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Research    /    Features:     

End User

Dr. Kevin Chou, mechanical engineering professor, leads a UA research team exploring, via a NASA grant, whether a type of 3D printing called electronic beam additive manufacturing, or EBAM, can…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research   

UA Engineering Professor Granted Patent for Carbon-Capture Process    /  UA News

An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Jason E. Bara, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 26, 2013    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, 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.