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Yearly News Archives: 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Year in Review: 2015

New construction, leadership and accolades marked a year of major changes for the University of Missouri College of Engineering. Take a look back on some of the highlights from the College in 2015.


Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Chemical faculty member selected for Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected chemical engineering Assistant Professor Bret Ulery for a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in early December.


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Two faculty members earn prestigious fellow designations

Two College of Engineering professors — Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sanjeev Khanna — earned the designation of fellow by two prestigious professional organizations recently.


Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

3D Print Club looks to replicate campus, racing team prep for spring competitions

Student organizations with ties to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department have been busy this year. Take a look at what the 3D Printing Club, Mizzou Eco-racing and Mizzou Baja Racing have been up to lately:


Monday, December 7th, 2015

Professor Emeritus Marrero’s life full of accomplishments

The University of Missouri College of Engineering lost a longtime member of its community when chemical engineering professor emeritus Thomas Marrero died Dec. 2 at age 79.


Monday, December 7th, 2015

MU researcher bridges gaps with multiscale engineering

Many engineering problems exist across scales. The problem, Chanwoo Park says, is that engineers are typically trained in only one scale, which can be anywhere from large, tangible systems, down to the microbes or even the atomic scale.


Monday, December 7th, 2015

Two professors earn prestigious fellowships from AAAS

Dong Xu, James C. Dowell professor and chair of the Computer Science Department, and Yuwen Zhang, James C. Dowell professor and chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department were among 347 Fellows in this year’s class.


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Upsilon Pi Epsilon hosts annual interactive coding experience

Members of University of Missouri’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) chapter held an interactive coding experience for middle school students on the weekend of Oct. 24 -25.


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Student app competition narrows field to finalists

The second round of the 2016 collaborative Reynolds Journalism Institute, computer science and College of Business student app competition came to a close Nov. 13 following presentations from each of the ten semifinalist teams.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

ECE associate professor leaves legacy of fostering student success

Gregory Triplett, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), accepted a position as associate dean of graduate studies for the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Shock and vibration testing innovation lands associate professor Pusey Award

Greg Engel, along with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology’s Erik Timpson, won the Henry Pusey Best Paper Award for “Reversible Electromagnetic Launchers for Mechanical Shock Testing” at this year’s symposium, which was held in Orlando, Fla.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Longtime ties to MU, Columbia lead Becks to fund new scholarship

Ray Beck, BS AgE ’56, MS CiE ’59 with an emphasis in sanitation, and his wife established the Raymond A. and Delilah A. Beck Scholarship Fund in June 2014, and the couple met the scholarship’s first recipient at the dinner.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Chemical professor emeritus named ‘Pioneer of Diversity’ by AIChE

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] selected Thomas Marrero, a former professor of chemical engineering at MU, as a recipient of its new Pioneers of Diversity Award at the AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting in November in Salt Lake City.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

SEDS chapter wins two awards at national conference

The University of Missouri College of Engineering chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) received two awards at the SEDS SpaceVision 2015 conference, in Boston, Nov. 12-15, 2015.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Chemical engineering team wins AIChE Student Design Competition

Chemical Engineering graduate student Josiah Smith and alumni Nathan Dierkes and Nick Johnson won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Student Design Competition — team division — and with it, the $600 William Cunningham Award.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Trio of IMSE students shine at CELDi symposium

IMSE graduate student Lauren Himmelberg and undergraduate Kyle Dorge took home the Student Poster Award, and Steve Piedimonte earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award at the CELDi Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium, held Oct. 28 and 29 in Chicago.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Dean Loboa announces four leadership appointments

Elizabeth Loboa, the dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced the appointment of three faculty members to new leadership positions — Sheila Grant, Hani Salim and Cerry Klein. Associate Dean Steve Devlin also will continue in his role.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Dean’s Message | Fall 2015 Mizzou Engineer

“The more I learned about Missouri’s land grant university… and as the scope of inherent possibilities on this camps became apparent, the more interested I became.”


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

MU Engineering welcomes new advancement executive director

Ann Baker joined the College of Engineering as its executive director of advancement in early November.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumnus and company make combined gift in support of engineering education

Some of Ray Kowalik’s fondest memories can be traced back to the time he spent with friends while he was […]


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumni join forces with retiring professor to endow scholarship

In the spring of 2015 Associate Professor Paul Chan announced his retirement after 35 years on the MU chemical engineering faculty. It wasn’t an easy decision for him. He enjoys what he does, especially his work as the department’s undergraduate advisor as well as his decade-long position as chair of the College of Engineering’s scholarship committee.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Innovative process seeks to cool very hot components in very small spots

C.L. Chen has been at the forefront of thermal management and microfluidic technology for “hot” electronic devices for years. It was part of his research during his time as department manager and founder of Applied Computational Physics and Thermal and Flow Physics at Teledyne Scientific and Imaging. And it has remained at the core of his work since he joined the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department faculty as a professor and director of the Aero, Thermal, Fluid and Energy Laboratory in 2011.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

NSF CAREER Award seeds development of innovative, highly secure computer language

Professor William Harrison’s new programming language, called ReWire, brings new innovation to computer security.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Bioimaging informatics tracking provides meaningful insight for multicellular behavior and eerily beautiful images

Earning a publication credit in one of the Royal Society’s journals would be a mark of distinction on any researcher’s resume. And now, two members of the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department can claim that honor.


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Electricity meets wind

When businessman and entrepreneur Phil Anschutz needed an expert on electric utilities to help him build a wind energy business in Wyoming, he tapped Bill Boyd, BS EE ’70, to be executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wyoming Renewable Resources.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Professor emeritus named ASEE fellow

The American Society for Engineering Education recently named Richard Warder, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, a fellow at its annual conference in Seattle.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Research develops algorithms to more clearly define sonar images of the ocean floor

Technology developed by a University of Missouri researcher, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), offers a better solution for mapping of the ocean floor and could also improve current underwater object detection performance.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

MU I-Corps team receives funding

The National Science Foundation, through its Innovation Corps Teams Program, has granted funding of $50,000 for six months to Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and her I-Corps team. The purpose of the program is to provide NSF-funded researchers with additional funds through a competitive process to help turn scientific discoveries into commercialized projects.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Undergraduate stormwater research influences career choice

Lauren Grubbs, CiE ’12, was an honors undergraduate research student who worked with Assistant Teaching Professor Enos Inniss during her senior year, evaluating bioretention performance for stormwater quality and quantity controls.