Chemical and Biological Engineering Giving

Our Goals

Support our top funding needs

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Thank you for your interest in supporting the department of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama. Philanthropic partners like you allow The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering to provide a margin of excellence for its students that cannot be accomplished with state and research funding alone. It takes vision to recognize the potential of our current students and faculty; we share a deep understanding that engineers are the foundation of this state’s economy and our world’s progress. We look forward to working with our alumni and friends to provide support to this great institution as we impact the future of our state by educating tomorrow’s engineering leaders.

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Our Impact


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Legendary Legacy

“Giving back to the University is my way of saying thank you to those who went before me and to pay it forward to the next generation of Alabama engineering graduates.”

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ALRI Awards Funds to Faculty to Address Neurodegenerative Diseases

There are no cures for many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Research designed to elucidate target mechanisms as well as drug discovery research are important and are areas The University of Alabama is seeing grow.

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UA College of Engineering Receives Three GAANN Grants

While the GAANN fellowship is restricted to domestic students, the chemical and biological engineering portion allows students to work as teaching assistants in a study-abroad course. The $746,250 grant will focus on polymers and soft materials, which coincides with current research projects within the University.


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Dr. Heath Turner

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Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. I am happy that you have chosen to find out more about our degree programs at The University of Alabama. As you navigate through our various pages, we have tried to summarize the pertinent information you need to help in your decision to possibly attend the Capstone. Should there be any areas that require more detail, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our department, the College of Engineering or The University of Alabama.

Please understand that this website is designed for a number of important people, like yourself, who often seek very specific information. The sections on our faculty and staff tell you a little about who we are. Other sections describing our curriculum, research, student activities, honors programs, scholarships, careers and alumni are intended to broaden your view of the chemical and biological engineering field. I hope that you will find the information helpful. We always appreciate your input as to how we might make the materials more informative and enlightening. We are pleased that you have taken some time to explore the world of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama.

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