Research

Teaching and research are linked: the skills and leading edge technology utilized in research projects are transferred to students in the classrooms and laboratories.

Research

News

UA Transportation Policy Research Center Expands with New Director

As part of a broadening of its scope, the Transportation Policy Research Center at The University of Alabama will be led by longtime engineering professor, Dr. Steven Jones.

Company Licenses UA Tech to Improve Concrete, Reduce Emissions

An innovation developed in an engineering lab at The University of Alabama will help reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases created by concrete production.

Henderson Named Dean of UA College of Engineering

Dr. Clifford L. Henderson has been named the next dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering and will begin his tenure August 1. Henderson comes to UA from...

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Areas & Laboratories

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering operates environmental, geotechnical, materials, hydraulics, structures and transportation laboratories in Cyber Hall, the North Engineering Research Center (NERC), and the South Engineering Research Center (SERC). The Department also maintains two Senior Design Studios equipped with the latest computer-aided design software for students enrolled in CE 401/402/405 and CE 403/404/406 Capstone Senior Design Project.

Major research topics include pre-project planning for construction projects, evacuation routing during emergencies, contaminants in wet-weather flows, affordable housing through engineering and manufacturing innovation, and the potential safety enhancements of seat belts in school buses.

More CCEE Research Areas

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Specialized Research Units

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering also directs four specialized research units:

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure conducts research associated with expanding, maintaining and rehabilitating all aspects of physical infrastructure.

Center for Water Quality Research

The Center for Water Quality Research conducts research for developing novel solutions to solve water quality problems related to natural systems such as lakes, streams, and groundwater aquifers, as well as engineered systems such as water and wastewater treatment plants.

Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research

CCHR conducts cutting-edge research at the intersection of Climate, Water, Energy, Food and Human as a complex system with the goal of meeting societal demands and also protecting the livelihood against natural disasters as populations swell and weather patterns shift in varying climate.

Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety

The Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety conducts transportation education, research, and technology-transfer activities throughout the state and region.

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