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New Microscopes to Position UA as Leader in Materials Characterization

Two men at The University of Alabama work on material characterization.

A suite of new instruments focused on understanding materials will give The University of Alabama an elite platform while expanding opportunities for students.

December 4, 2022

Engineering Professor Selected to Use Supercomputer

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An engineering professor at The University of Alabama was one of fewer than 60 researchers across the country awarded time on some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

November 18, 2022

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Addresses Inaugural CIROH Meeting at UA

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The Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology recently held its inaugural science meeting at The University of Alabama, bringing together water researchers and professionals to establish its future vision and path.

October 13, 2022

UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using a renewable fuel source...

October 11, 2022

5 Early Career Researchers Making Waves with National Awards

Two UA chemists work in the lab in white coats and gloves.

National grants allow each researcher to train and motivate a new generation of scientists and engineers not only at UA through instruction and lab work, but also through outreach efforts.

September 27, 2022

Low-cost Solution Viable for Self-Driving Cars to Spot Hacked GPS

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Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama developed a promising, inexpensive system to overcome one challenge of self-driving vehicle technology: GPS hacking that can send a self-driving vehicle to the wrong destination.

September 6, 2022

UA Leading Investigation Into Alternative Pain Treatment

A chemical engineering professor in a lab wearing a white coat at The University of Alabama.

The research is exploring minuscule doses of a potent toxin to treat pain without opioids or nerve-block injections.

August 26, 2022

Federal Award To Help UA Electrify Crimson Ride

The logo of Crimson Ride on the side of a bus at The University of Alabama.

With nearly $8 million in federal transit funds, The University of Alabama will replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses, reducing emissions and further positioning UA and the region as...

August 17, 2022

Engineering Professor, Automotive Pioneer Adds New R&D Role

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Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian will take on the additional responsibility of creating and implementing a vision for connected, automated and electric mobility research and elevating the profile of the Alabama Transportation Institute.

July 28, 2022

AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients

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The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.

July 27, 2022

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting

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The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

July 18, 2022

Company Licenses UA Tech to Improve Concrete, Reduce Emissions

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An innovation developed in an engineering lab at The University of Alabama will help reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases created by concrete production.

April 18, 2022

UA Researchers Developing Way for Materials to Repair Themselves

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring a promising path to self-repair for materials often used in the aerospace industry, possibly saving time and money while improving safety.

February 22, 2022

UA Technology to Aid National Nutrition Study

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A wearable device that tracks diet developed by researchers at The University of Alabama will be used as part of a study of individual nutritional responses.

February 15, 2022

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift

Hunter Dowdy (from left to right). Mason Janes, Casey Largin, Chloe Denorme and Kate Radovich present "Rachel's Lift" to Rachel Williams.

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to a 10-year-old Tuscaloosa girl....

December 20, 2021