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The speedy secret of shark skin    /  Physics Today

Shortfin mako sharks are the cheetahs of the open ocean, with some estimates putting their top speeds at more than 100 km/hr. That swiftness may be the result of more…


Source: Physics Today    /    Published: April 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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New device quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood    /  Health Medicine Network

Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with…


Source: Health Medicine Network    /    Published: March 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Range Boost    /  UA News

A solution developed from research at The University of Alabama would give drivers of electric vehicles the confidence and freedom of a gas-powered vehicle without requiring breakthroughs in batteries or a costly overhaul of the transportation system’s energy infrastructure.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 11, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Supports UA Study    /  UA News

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama are leading an effort to understand safety for those who respond to traffic incidents.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: March 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods    /  UA News

The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 26, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions    /  NASA

NASA has selected 18 small research satellites from 11 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational…


Source: NASA    /    Published: February 24, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Chemical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Earns Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering student’s research presentation was awarded a top honor at a recent international conference. Kathryn O’Harra, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded first place for…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: February 21, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips    /  WVUA

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: February 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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What’s New in HPC Research: Quantum Clouds, Interatomic Models, Genetic Algorithms & More    /  HPC Wire

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Linear…


Source: HPC Wire    /    Published: February 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students   

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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.