UAH, partner firm selected for NASA Phase II propulsion research

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UAHuntsville and California-based Exquadrum, Inc. have successfully teamed on a proposal to research and develop high-performance hybrid propulsion for the upper stages of rockets that is among 14 small business and research proposals selected by NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program for Phase II development.


Nursing, engineering blend to seek greater healthcare efficiency

Dr. Peggy Hays, left, and Dr. Sampson Gholston examine a book on using Lean Six Sigma in healthcare in Dr. Gholston’s office.

Blending the healthcare profession and systems engineering, two professors at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are applying manufacturing efficiency systems to healthcare settings to promote better patient satisfaction.


UAH, HudsonAlpha researchers join forces to stop invasive plants

UAH assistant biology professor Dr. Leland Cseke, left, shows Dr. Jian Han the differences between ornamental red grass, which Dr. Cseke is holding, and the cogangrass that is in the foreground at the greenhouse at UAH’s Shelby Center for Technology.

UAHuntsville assistant biology professor Dr. Leland Cseke and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology researcher Dr. Jian Han have joined forces to identify invasive plant species that are sneaking into the United States because they look just like desirable crops or ornamentals.


UAH-hatched company in design phase for pathogen testing device

Dr. Kirshan Chittur

A company hatched as a partnership between UAHuntsville and chemical engineering professor Dr. Krishnan Chittur is in the design phase for a device that can provide physicians one-hour pathogen testing capabilities.


UAH scientists seek photos, video of storm

Scientists at UAHuntsville's Earth System Science Center are hoping the public can help them study the storm that dropped two small tornadoes over south Huntsville on Thursday afternoon.


Charger Rocket Works invests its USLI hopes in boosted dart design

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An innovative “boosted dart” rocket design using some unusual materials will pierce the heavens when The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Charger Rocket Works team competes in the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) segment of NASA’s annual Student Launch Projects at Bragg Farms, 1180 Grimwood Road in Toney on Saturday, April 20, weather permitting.


Structured reflection on roles and tasks improves team performance, UAHuntsville study finds

Kristin Weger, left, discusses study results with Dr. Sandra Carpenter.

Maybe the boss' staff meeting shouldn't be such a boring snooze, but rather a more structured event to improve the performance of the team, new basic research at UAHuntsville indicates.


Rotary valve could help propel craft to Mars one day

Dr. James Blackmon in his office with plastic models of the rotary valve made with a 3-D printer and a stainless steel version.

A rotary fuel delivery valve developed by a UAHuntsville team led by Dr. James Blackmon just might help us get manned space flights out of our immediate neighborhood one day, and he says it could have practical terrestrial applications. Dr. Blackmon, a principal research engineer at the university's Propulsion Research Center, figures that to travel to places like Mars and beyond we'll first have to decide what kind of fuel delivery system we'll use to feed the rocket engines and then we'll have to determine how we're going to rebuild or maintain that system during long stays in space. That's where the new valve comes in.


UAHuntsville, Economic Development Partnership get $1.5 million grant

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As part of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, UAHuntsville, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and private partners will join to support ongoing economic recovery in Alabama’s 67 counties.


Personal monitor systems may change healthcare

From left, Dr. Aleksandar Milenkovic, doctoral student and graduate assistant Mladen Milosevic and Dr. Emil Jovanov demonstrate one mHealth technology. The program developed at UA Huntsville uses the sensors in smart phones to monitor wheelchair use.

A wireless personal health monitoring system using smartphones to upload data via the Internet will revolutionize the U.S. healthcare industry, its pioneering creators say.