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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.


Friday, August 22nd, 2014

MU alumnus Gerrard keeps eyes toward the sky

MU mechanical engineering alumnus Doug Gerrard’s job at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and rocketry hobby keep him looking skyward.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

MAE assistant professor Maschmann earns Oak Ridge Associated Universities award

Matt Maschmann, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently was awarded a $5,000 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge National Lab to look into potential mechanical and electrical responses of carbon nanotubes grown directly on structural microfibers.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

McFarland joins Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty

Jacob McFarland joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s faculty in a tenure-track position, beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.


Monday, August 4th, 2014

India summer program gets off to good start

Students from India spent three weeks on the University of Missouri campus for the College of Engineering’s India Summer Program. The program kicked off its inaugural year July 3 and wrapped July 25.


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

MU Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team flies right at competition

The Mizzou Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team pulled out a 14th place overall finish out of 33 teams at the Association For Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Air Systems competition.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

MAE professor receives UM System President’s Economic Development Award

Hao Li, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was surprised with the UM System President’s Award for Economic Development.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Skills of steel: Team work solidifies international student’s MU experience

Columbia, Mo. is a long way from the steel and industrial town of Anshan in the Liaoning province of China, and Qiwen Guo has enjoyed the opportunity to experience both.


Thursday, May 1st, 2014

U.S. senator and Engineering alumnus Heinrich to speak at convocation

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is proud to host U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico as its 2014 spring convocation speaker. Heinrich graduated from MU in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Jennings tabbed ASME District C student board chair, Torres vice chair

Jonathan Jennings recently was elected chair of the ASME District C Student District Operating Board and Student Section Executive Committee representative, and Brandon Torres was chosen as vice chair for communications.


Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

MU squad soars into ASME Student Design Competition

The University of Missouri American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Design Competition team traveled at the end of March to show off its skills against 21 other teams.


Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

March Sky’s maiden voyage a success

The Mizzou chapter of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronatics hosted the first March Sky rocket camp, which took place March 21 to 23 on the campus of the University of Missouri.


Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

MAE students recognized at E-Week awards banquet

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students from the College of Engineering were honored during the annual Engineers’ Week as outstanding students in their department or individuals among their peers.


Friday, February 21st, 2014

Associate professor named ASME fellow

Yuyi Lin, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently was named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow, the organization’s highest membership grade.


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Heat transfer innovation garners Best Paper Award

A paper submitted to an American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s international conference in December 2013 received the conference’s Best Paper Award.