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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

MAE assistant professor selected as Powe Award recipient

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) recently selected Jian “Javen” Lin, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, as one of 35 recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award out of 134 applicants.


Monday, August 10th, 2015

Study abroad trip offers unique look at nuclear science and technology

The French Alps Nuclear Science and Technology program is a collaboration of the College of Engineering, the MU Research Reactor [MURR], and the College of Arts & Science Physics Department. The goal of showcasing the many applications of nuclear science matched the International Atomic Energy Agency’s “Peaceful Uses Initiative.”


Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Longtime instructor crosses finish line of 30-year career

Rick Whelove’s technical background, intuitive mechanical knowledge and a desire to teach launched a 30-year career with the College of Engineering, which will end in August.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space go to Washington

This past academic year, the stars have lined up for three Mizzou SEDS members to rub shoulders with those at the forefront of travel to “the final frontier” through a series of space-related activities beginning with a trip to Washington, D.C. in the May 2014.


Friday, June 5th, 2015

ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference accepts group of MU students

A group of MU students working in the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory have been accepted to the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference, which will be held from June 17-20 in Snowbird, Utah.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

SEDS’ weather balloon reaches new heights

On April 18, 2015, a group of MU engineers gathered to launch a balloon from Carnahan Quad. They attached a camera to take video footage of the balloon’s ascent, flight and descent.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bioengineering, mechanical engineering students take top honors at spring undergraduate research forum

Two bioengineering students and a mechanical engineering student were recognized for Chancellor’s Awards for excellence at the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.


Monday, April 6th, 2015

Building Update: Relocation nearing an end, groundbreaking scheduled

Lafferre Hall renovation work continued to ramp up this last month, with plenty of pieces and people moving to facilitate the beginning of construction work, and a campus groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 13.


Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Chance meeting results in conference, research opportunities and collaborations

A chance meeting with engineering faculty from India’s Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) and a reciprocal visit to India by MU LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Sanjeev Khanna resulted in a memorandum of understanding for research collaborations between MU and MNNIT in 2011.


Friday, March 27th, 2015

MAE professor, students lauded at Engineering Awards Banquet

Four students and Professor Qingsong Yu were honored at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

MAE assistant professor working to fill gaps in carbon nanotube forest understanding

Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri, will publish an article in the upcoming edition of the journal Carbon outlining his findings on the characterization of carbon nanotube forest formation and their resulting mechanical properties.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Engineering students to showcase research to legislators at the capitol

Eight engineering undergraduates will travel to Jefferson City on March 10 to discuss and explain their research projects to state lawmakers.


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Engineer siblings’ scholarship honors parents

Mike, Keith, Paula and Larry Sims, recently endowed an MU College of Engineering scholarship in their parents’ honor. The Sims Engineering Scholarship will support engineering students with financial need.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Mizzou Amateur Radio Club returns to the airwaves

A group of enthusiasts at the University of Missouri recently revived the dormant Amateur Radio Club to spread their love of medium across campus.


Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Associate professor finds breakthrough in negative elastic wave refraction

Guoliang Huang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently had a paper published detailing the creation of an elastic metamaterial with engravings that allow for the negative refraction of elastic waves.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

MESSENGER mission member credits success to MU education, faculty mentor

Very few people get to list “guided a spacecraft to Mercury” on their resumes. On the hierarchy of potential life experiences, it sits in the “rarest of the rare” category.


Monday, December 1st, 2014

Associate Dean Tzou’s book updated, back on shelves

James C. Dowell Professor Robert Tzou, MU Engineering’s associate dean for academic programs, recently had a second edition published of his book Macro- to Microscale Heat Transfer: The Lagging Behavior.


Monday, December 1st, 2014

Nanova Biomaterials, Inc. cuts ribbon on new facility

Nanova Biomaterials, Inc. (NBI), a company founded and operated by MU Engineering faculty members Hao Li and Qingsong Yu; orthopedic physician Kenneth Lambert and their chief scientist Meng Chen, recently opened a new 6,000 sq. foot facility.


Monday, December 1st, 2014

Teams, industry judges descend on MU for DARPA-sponsored RevCon Challenge

Seven teams of graduate and undergraduate students demonstrated field-reversible thermal connectors designed for the demanding world of high-power military electronics at the 2014 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector Challenge.


Friday, November 7th, 2014

Fifth Missouri Tech Expo gives ideas a space to shine

The University of Missouri hosted the 5th Annual Missouri Technology Expo on October 16, serving as a forum allowing researchers and MU startups to pitch technologies and business plans to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies.


Monday, October 13th, 2014

Undergraduate student works overtime toward a bright future

Ryan Siegle’s hectic schedule would be enough to make most students’ heads spin. He’s doing co-op work in Iowa 40 hours a week and drives to Kansas City on weekends to put in 20 hours at General Motors doing robotics engineering.


Thursday, October 9th, 2014

MU ASME chapter crossing Canadian border for IAM3D finals

The MU chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been selected as one of 24 finalists for ASME’s inaugural Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge.


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Post-doc path leads outstanding MAE PhD to industry, academia

Yijin Mao has followed a path that has already taken him from a student to a researcher, and later, he hopes, to becoming an industrialist and teacher.


Monday, September 29th, 2014

New student org chapter looks beyond the atmosphere

Jonathan Jennings, a senior in mechanical engineering, founded a Mizzou chapter for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).


Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Student teams invited to compete in the RevCon Challenge

On Oct. 31, seven university teams will demonstrate the prototypes of the thermal connectors they’ve designed to judges at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, the hosting agency for the 2014 and 2015 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge.


Thursday, September 11th, 2014

MAE gains CAREER award-earning research with new faculty member

Associate professor Chanwoo Park joined the MU College of Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in September. He was the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award in 2014.


Thursday, September 4th, 2014

New researcher brings new field of study to college

Guoliang Huang is one of four new faces on the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Zhang appointed MAE department chair

James C. Dowell Professor Yuwen Zhang has been appointed chairman of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Mizzou AIAA recognized for innovation, places fourth at competition

The Mizzou chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics received fourth place and was named runner-up for the R. Gilbert Moore innovation award at the 2014 Experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (ESRA IREC).


Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Faculty member has big plans for small materials in first academic appointment

As an undergrad, Jian “Javen” Lin had every intention to go into industry after completing his doctorate. Instead, he discovered a passion for research and decided to continue in academia.