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Monthly News Archives: June 2013

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Airport designs net placements in national FAA competition

The Federal Aviation Administration recognized two teams from a University of Missouri College of Engineering class for their 2013 FAA Design Competition for Universities projects.

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Novel intersection treatment scrutinized

In an effort to increase motorist safety and traffic-flow efficiency, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has implemented some novel intersection treatments on the state’s roadways. Two of these designs have been selected for implementation on roadways in or near Columbia.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Bridges, big name projects among senior’s research achievements

Zach Treece’s three internships have allowed him to work on projects that include sporting venues and nationally televised award shows.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Presentation shows benefits of controlled merging through ramp metering

Ramp meters are one way traffic engineers can control the flow of merging traffic from entrance ramps on highways. Assistant Professor Praveen Edara recently presented the results from his research on temporary ramp meters.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

What does it take to be a faculty entrepreneur?

Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Plasma ‘ring’ sets the stage for further research

Researchers in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have devised a system that creates a toroidal- (or ring-) shaped plasma emission in open atmosphere.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher drives interest in cutting-edge field of parallel computing

Michaela Becchi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, received nearly $500,000 for research on data-intensive uses for GPU clusters.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supercritical water oxidation to be used to treat sewage in Third World countries

A biological professor and his team of researchers have been examining the use of supercritical water to process biomass and other wastes as part of a collaborative project with Duke University.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Portable X-ray device has exciting potential

Serendipity and X-rays joined forces for an unexpected consequence and an exciting discovery in the lab of Scott Kovaleski, an MU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim department chair.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher’s aim is to produce polymer-free custom-made bone

A chemical engineering assistant professor has made the mechanical properties of bones puzzle the cornerstone of his research program. His ultimate goal is to create custom-made bone.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Energy efficiency initiatives join forces under MU’s Mizzou Advantage program

MU researchers have taken note of the keen interest in energy efficiency in the business and construction. As a result, consortium of six campus energy initiatives has come together as the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC).

Monday, June 24th, 2013

IMSE alumnus successfully champions, implements ‘lean’ operations through career

David Engelkemeyer, a 1973 graduate, said that even as a youngster, he thought about some sort of a career that would make his parents’ way of life better.

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Please email news about your accomplishments to Mizzou Engineer Editor Jan Wiese-Fales, at […]

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Grad student splits time between group, research

A recent civil engineering graduate kept busy leading a campuswide organization and working on her master’s degree. She found the right balance between the group that celebrates her home country and the research she discovered after moving to the U.S.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

First place poster tests ITS effectiveness

A civil engineering graduate student’s first place poster examined the effectiveness of using intelligent transportation systems in work zones along interstates in the St. Louis area.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The coming world of 3D printing: Alex Madinger at TEDxCoMo

Mechanical Engineering student Alex Madinger spoke about the exciting possibilities of 3D printing at TEDxCoMo in Columbia in April. Madinger, who […]