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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Two UA Researches Receive NSF Grant to Study Precise Catalysts That Can Reduce Industrial Carbon Footprint

Two University of Alabama faculty are joining forces to advance their research with help from recently received grant money. Dr. James Harris, chemical and biological engineering assistant professor, and Dr....

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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies…

National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…

Drone Resolution

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management…

IN THE NEWS: July 21, 2021

ORAU awards 35 research grants totaling $175,000 to junior faculty at its member universities

IN THE NEWS: July 20, 2021

Phil Campbell alum takes part in UA team named year three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

IN THE NEWS: July 6, 2021

UA Research to enhance flood resilience

IN THE NEWS: July 2, 2021

Independence Day ups instances of deadly, severe traffic crashes

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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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