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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, Home Page Main Story, 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, Home Page Main Story, 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:     

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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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Hurricane Response Reset    /  Passagemaker

Climate change is strengthening the severity and frequency of storms, and 2020 is on track for another active hurricane season — the fifth consecutive such season, if the prediction comes…


Source: Passagemaker    /    Published: July 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research   

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Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows    /  CNN

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, 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.