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Friday, April 8th, 2016

ECE Professor O’Connell awarded Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Robert O’Connell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received one of the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

ECE chair named recipient of UM System President’s Award for Leadership

University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and former College of Engineering Interim Dean Bob Schwartz today awarded the second of nine UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2016 to Chi-Ren Shyu, chair and Shumaker Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

ECE assistant professor receives UM System President’s Award for Early Career Excellence

University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and former College of Engineering Interim Dean Robert Schwartz today awarded the first of nine UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2016 to Michela Becchi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

MU’s IEEE student chapter caps ‘outstanding’ year with award

Out of the more than 230 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, the University of Missouri chapter was one of just 22 to earn an Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2014-15 academic year.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

Fidalgo, colleagues developing new sensor to test for endocrine disruptors

Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, currently is working on a project called “A novel artificial hormone receptor for the sensing of total endocrine disruptor chemicals concentration in natural waters.”


Monday, April 4th, 2016

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

Five students and civil engineering Associate Professor Maria Fidalgo received an EPA P3 grant for their project, “Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels.”


Friday, April 1st, 2016

Emeritus professor named NSSA fellow

Aaron Krawitz was recently named a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Civil grad student presents pair of posters at major conference

Yohan Chang, a doctoral student in the MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was the only student to present two posters at RES/CON, held March 1-3 in New Orleans.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Mizzou ’39 makes Sharp selection from engineering

Mizzou ’39 honors 39 of the University of Missouri’s best, brightest and most active seniors. Receiving that recognition in front of friends and family was quite the thrill for mechanical engineering senior Zach Sharp.


Monday, March 28th, 2016

Dean, colleagues working to make tissue engineering cheaper, more scalable

The two published papers collectively show that three common textile creation methods can produce effective scaffolds that retain biomimetic behavior, allowing for mechanical properties that closely mirror native tissue.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Computer science students, faculty duo honored at Awards Dinner

The Computer Science Department named its outstanding student award recipients, Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, and Assistant Research Professor Trupti Joshi earned the Special Academic Appointment Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Mechanical students, associate professor honored at Awards Dinner

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Roger Fales received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Chemical students, associate professor earn accolades at Awards Dinner

The Chemical Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Matthew Bernards received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Bioengineering students, faculty member honored at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Bioengineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, while Associate Professor Raghuraman Kannan received the Senior Faculty Excellence in Research Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia as part of the College of Engineering’s Engineers’ Week celebration.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

Customized patterning technique earns mechanical researcher, team high marks

Jian Lin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his research team recently published a paper called “Laser induced MoS2 /carbon hybrids for hydrogen evolution catalysts” in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.


Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

ECE’s Zare picked as associate editor of IEEE journal

The IEEE journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TRGS) named Alina Zare, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an associate editor on March 8.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

ECE professor earns award for study on pianists’ hand positions

“Assessing Injury Risk in Pianists: Using Objective Measures to Promote Self-awareness,” co-authored by Marge Skubic, recently earned the 2016 Article of the Year honor from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).


Monday, March 7th, 2016

MU Engineering gives aid to Army Ants

Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

Partnership paves way for new undergraduate lab equipment

MU Engineering students hitting the undergraduate research lab for classes and homework this semester discovered the lab’s aging electronic test equipment had been replaced with new, state-of-the art units from Tektronix


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

MU researchers get key NIH support to take next step in protein structure prediction

Knowing a protein’s structure structure is vitally important because the 3D structure of a protein defines its function, and greater, more accurate knowledge of these structures could help with breakthroughs in several key areas.


Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

MAE senior selected as one of Mizzou ’39

Zach Sharp, a senior mechanical engineering major from Independence, Mo., was one of 39 seniors chosen as Mizzou ’39 Award […]


Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

ECE associate professor’s work recognized by MIT as ‘breakthrough technology’

Tony Han, associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is a research scientist at the Silicon Valley artificial […]


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Generosity enables hiring of renowned pavement, materials engineer

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Doctoral student takes unique path to Nanotechnology for Defense honor

In November, Travis Tumlin, a 2013 MU mechanical engineering graduate now working on his doctorate at MU, took second place in the student oral presentation competition at the 13th annual Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) conference held in California.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Engineer, research collaborators team up on computational neuroscience training

Satish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Marble-Boyle Award affirms ECE undergrad’s geographic research

A joint interest in geographic information systems and computers led MU undergraduate Jeff King down an interesting educational path, and his efforts recently landed him one of three 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Sciences.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Consumer Electronics Show opens doors for Panacea’s Cloud

Panacea’s Cloud is a collaboration between MU researchers Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Ahmad, assistant professor of surgery and medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Its purpose is to utilize Google Glass and Recon Jet smart eyewear to allow first responders to relay real-time information to medical directors to allow for informed, systematic care in disaster situations where communication systems may otherwise be compromised.


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Civil professor’s work with city bridges featured by KMIZ ABC-17

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Chemical engineer lands Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected Assistant Professor Bret Ulery as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. He received the one-year, $100,000 grant to continue his work on vaccine delivery systems.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Dean adds AIMBE College of Fellows election to her resume

Elizabeth Loboa was announced as a member of the 2016 class elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows, and she will be formally inducted into the College of Fellows during AIMBE’s annual event in April in Washington, D.C.