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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Join us and support the United Way!

The Engineering Staff Advisory Council and the MU College of Engineering are supporting the United Way with two weeks of terrific events. Play bingo, enter to win fabulous raffle prizes, eat delicious food, pie some of your favorite professors in the face, emerge victorious in penny wars and more! The campaign kicks off Monday, Oct. 9 and runs through Friday, Oct. 20.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Changing the cryopreservation game

A company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved.


Monday, June 26th, 2017

Grant allows continuation of key biomass research

Ron McGarvey, assistant professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Francisco Aguilar, associate professor of Forestry, recently received a three-year, nearly $500,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue research into the socioeconomic and environmental implications of growth in woody biomass use for biopower.


Friday, May 5th, 2017

MU Engineering, Honeywell showcase strengths at collaboration kickoff

The University of Missouri College of Engineering and Honeywell’s Kansas City National Security Campus have a vast array of strengths, and both illustrated ways in which they plan to maximize those advantages together at the Honeywell Collaboration Kickoff on April 14 at Memorial Union.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

The first-ever AOI Sensing Symposium was a unique example of what is possible when industry, research and education collide in search of engineering solutions for critically important global challenges.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Novel approach to road surface testing earns civil engineering team ASNT top paper award

The ASNT honored Bill Buttlar, the Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and three colleagues from his former home at the University of Illinois with the Outstanding Paper in Materials Evaluation award.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association-supported instructional facility and lab includes the latest resources, including asphalt binders, mixture testing equipment and much more.


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

IAC to continue auditing, educational program

MU Engineering hosts the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center, one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

College celebrates building expansion with ribbon cutting

The University of Missouri College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the completion of the renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of its main building, Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall.


Monday, November 7th, 2016

In MU’s TECH-SERIES program, students help entrepreneurs

TECH-SERIES is a consulting program put on by the Small Business and Technology Development Office. The program is funded by University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Technology Corporation.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Food-ordering formula could lessen food waste in buffet-style eateries

Research found that optimal production levels decreased significantly for items that have a high environmental cost to produce, such as beef, with the environmental cost being calculated in terms of carbon dioxide emissions embodied in the creation of that food product.


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.


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, October 27th, 2015

Chemical engineering professor lands competitive Department of Energy grant

Chad Xing, a professor in the MU Chemical Engineering Department, put forth a proposal for a project that will develop a process for low-cost production of battery materials for lithium ion batteries and beyond. The Department of Energy’s award of $2,215,560 will allow Xing to develop his proposed manufacturing technology over the course of the next three years.


Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Engineering start-up company receives go-ahead from FDA for dental filling composite

Got cavities? In the near future, a product developed by a University of Missouri (MU) mechanical engineering professor and his company may be what your dentist uses to fill them.


Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

MU researcher develops more efficient way to heat poultry barns

Shawn Xu developed a waste heat recovery system to make heating of poultry barns more even, more efficient, and perhaps most importantly, more cost effective by driving down the amount of propane required to heat the barns in the winter.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

CELDi faculty, student teams partner with industry for solutions to challenges in logistics, distribution

A group of University of Missouri faculty and student researchers are in the business of solving logistical problems while giving the students practical, real-world experience.


Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Foundation celebrates life of MU engineering alum

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation was established in the memory of 2001 MU mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate Josh Seidel, who died in 2013 while repairing equipment at his company, Caliber Cast Stone.


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.