U.S. Patent Granted to UA’s Dr. Amy W. Lang

U.S. Patent (Designated No. 8,113,469) granted to The University of Alabama utilizes surface modifications for improved drag reduction. UA was granted a patent on February 14, 2012 based on Dr. Amy W. Lang’s work.  Dr. Lang’s work focuses on bio-inspired surfaces (more specifically sharks) and understanding how these surfaces influence drag.  For more on Dr. Lang’s work see “UA Engineering Continues …

U.S. Patent Granted to UA’s Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal

U.S. Patent (Designated No. 8,109,362) granted to The University of Alabama for passively attenuating combustion noise at its source. UA was granted a patent on February 7, 2012 based on Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal’s work. Dr. Agrawal’s work provides a means for passively attenuating combustion noise at its source. This technology will be useful in gas turbines, burners, furnaces, power …