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.


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ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory developing new airfield matting system

The research program is a partnership between ERDC and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama. The school, in turn, is partnering with Alfab, Inc. of Enterprise, Alabama,...

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Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger

Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University…

University of Alabama Doctorate Student Receives Acta Materialia Student Paper Award

Jonathan Priedeman, a materials science doctorate student at The University of Alabama, earned an award from one of the most notable international journals specific to materials research, Acta Materialia.

UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

IN THE NEWS: October 25, 2021

Indy Autonomous Challenge tests driverless tech: ‘Students didn’t know it was impossible’

IN THE NEWS: October 24, 2021

ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory developing new airfield matting system

IN THE NEWS: October 21, 2021

Creating a Legacy

IN THE NEWS: October 20, 2021

UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition

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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.


Alabama IMaDE

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

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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.

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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