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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Drone Resolution

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

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UA hires preeminent alumnus to advance water research initiatives

An expert water researcher and University of Alabama alumnus is joining the faculty of UA’s College of Engineering. Dr. Steven Burian will join the civil, construction and environmental engineering department…

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama…

Two UA Engineering Faculty to be Recognized by ASCE

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, one of the nine technical institutes a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has recognized two trailblazing professors from The University of Alabama…

IN THE NEWS: June 10, 2021

U of Alabama Wins EcoCar Mobility Challenge

IN THE NEWS: May 26, 2021

Birmingham Promise tuition program to receive $8M from these area corporations

IN THE NEWS: May 19, 2021

Tuscaloosa looking to create new technology-based jobs

IN THE NEWS: May 3, 2021

Hoover police announce major changes in top leaders

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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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