Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in this state, and the College of Engineering is working to increase research support for our faculty and to invest in new facilities and equipment.

Our Research In The News

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Antarctica landscape at sunset.

The Last Frontier

At the bottom of the world, Antarctica sits as if another planet. The brutal conditions of the frozen continent leave it mostly barren. Antarctica, though, is a natural laboratory for scientific discovery, and researchers at The University of Alabama are playing critical roles in global efforts to use Antarctica to understand the Earth’s geology, past, climate and biological diversity and to get a better grasp on the cosmos.

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NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel.

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

Natural Records

UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history.

IN THE NEWS: September 24, 2020

Which States are Most Prone to See a Drought?

IN THE NEWS: September 23, 2020

Governor Ivey Establishes The Alabama STEM Council

IN THE NEWS: September 22, 2020

John Allen Racing Shifts Focus to 2021 Pirelli GT4 America Program in Announcing Early End to Winning 2020 SprintX Campaign

IN THE NEWS: September 18, 2020

Mechanical engineering degree in hand, Alabama LB chases history

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Our centers span a variety of areas from cybersecurity to transportation, we’re making sure that our research efforts continue to make a hands-on difference with our students and communities.

Research’s Where, What, and Who


Learn about the 10 buildings and cutting edge labs the College of Engineering has available for use.

Research Groups

Faculty research groups are available to further investigate research interests in a collaborative environment.

Student Opportunities

From undergraduate to graduate, we offer opportunities for all levels of students to get involved in the research experience.


Alabama IMaDE

The premier hub for multidisciplinary research and education in intelligent and advanced manufacturing systems and processes.

If you can’t find the information you need, contact Dr. John Wiest, Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development.

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Research Areas

Explore our areas of research listed below to find the majors, faculty and labs available in each area.

(This list randomly generates a set number of research areas. Refresh the page to see other research areas.)

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