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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Dr. Mukesh Kumar.

Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World

UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.

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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: July 2, 2020

Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows

IN THE NEWS: June 23, 2020

UA to help bring computer sciences to Alabama high schools

IN THE NEWS: June 4, 2020

Buddy Black joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Structural Engineer

IN THE NEWS: June 3, 2020

Digital Health Innovator Brad Ryan Joins NCQA as Chief Product Officer

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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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