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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.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Journalism, Engineering kick off ninth annual student app competition

On Sept. 15, the MU School of Journalism and College of Engineering Information Technology Program kicked off the ninth rendition of their student contest with a programming theme that involves developing apps for the Apple watch.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Brand new workspace brings virtual reality tools to MU engineering

Many schools are adopting VR resources for their students, including MU Engineering’s Information Technology program, which has introduced its own VR space in 105 Engineering Building North.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Civil Engineering Department relocating to Heinkel Building

The Lafferre Hall renovation project includes some renovation of the original 1882 structure where much of the Civil and Environmental […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Coulter Program provides support to engineering, medical faculty collaborations

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded grants totaling $500,000 to five teams of researchers on Sept. 24. Each two-person team, consisting of an engineering faculty member and a clinician from the MU School of Medicine, received $100,000 to fund projects that have the potential to improve or save patient lives by addressing a well-defined health care need.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Assistant professor presents on nuclear safeguards in energy-deficient Ghana

In late June, Matthew Bernards was invited to travel to Accra to give a presentation on the certificate during a one-week professional development course titled “Introduction to Nuclear Security and Safeguards for Sub-Sahara Africa.”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Retiring civil engineering professor leaves an enviable legacy

Retiring MU Civil and Environmental Engineering C.W LaPierre Professor Sam Kiger’s list of career accomplishments includes projects with the highest levels of security in the country.

Friday, September 4th, 2015

IT Program Collaborative Learning Space makes splashy return

In its new location in W2003, the renamed collaborative learning space hopes to further promote innovation and student learning with a bigger, better working space that everyone can use.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Civil department, campus writing program team up to improve communication skills

Enos Inniss, Assistant Teaching Professor, and John Bowders, William A. Davidson Professor, recently received an award from the Campus Writing Program (CWP) for their project, “Template for a Distributed Writing Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.”

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 17th, 2015

Grad student earns research award from Federal Aviation Administration

Boris Claros, a graduate civil engineering student at MU, recently received a $10,000 research stipend from the Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues to sponsor his research.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

North Carolina State University biomedical engineer named College of Engineering dean

Elizabeth G. Loboa, an associate chair and professor of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (NCSU), and a professor of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State, has been named dean of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, effective October 15, 2015.

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.”

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Civil engineering chair retiring after nearly four decades at MU

Mark Virkler will retire on Sept. 1, having served the last 10 years as chair of the Civil and Engineering Department. He additionally spent three years as director of graduate studies and three more years as director of undergraduate studies, in addition to his research and teaching work.

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.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Three MU teams place at national airport design needs competition

Carlos Sun’s airport engineering course provided the impetus, and three student teams from the University of Missouri earned accolades from the Airport Cooperative Research Program/Federal Aviation Administration’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Retiring faculty member reflects on tech, teaching changes over last 30 years

ECE Professor Harry Tyrer will retire Aug. 1, 2015. He leaves behind a more than 30-year career with Mizzou Engineering.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Four women faculty members join forces on sensor project

Four engineering faculty members and an associate professor of family and community medicine are partnering on a grant proposal for a project to create a sensor to measure stress levels, and all five principal investigators happen to be women.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michela Becchi in MU Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Research seeks inexpensive solution for detection of tuberculosis

Electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay, is partnering with Carole McArthur, professor of dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, on a project funded by the Coulter Translational Partnership Program titled “Identifying Tuberculosis.”

Friday, June 5th, 2015

MU team takes its sustainability project to EPA competition

A University of Missouri bioengineering capstone team was one of just 42 selected to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Design Competition for Sustainability in April in Alexandria, Va.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Mizzou NAI chapter inducts two from engineering

Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sheila Grant were among the 10 founding members inducted into the Mizzou Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

New scholarship a surprise honor for chemical department’s Chan

Paul Chan, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Chemical Engineering Department, went to start a scholarship of his own, only to find out some of his former students had started one as a surprise in his name.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

RNAMiner makes transcriptomic, genomic data analysis easier

Jianlin Cheng, associate professor of computer science, and doctoral students Jilong Li and Jie Hou recently developed RNAMiner, a website making it easier for those in the biological sciences to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Civil engineering doctoral alum earns top marks from ASCE conference

Dan Ding earned first-place honors in the student poster competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Annual Kansas City Geotechnical Conference on April 23 with her poster, titled “Reliability of Shallow Foundations Designed Using LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) with Different Numbers of Strength Measurements.”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Walker, director of administrative services, retires

A staple of MU Engineering, Marty Walker brought a decorated career to a close with his recently announced retirement.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Robotics Design Challenge engages Missouri youth

Problem solving and communication were big aspects of the 10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge, also known as the LEGO Challenge, which took place in the auditorium of MU’s Engineering Building West on April 11. Around 145 elementary and middle-schoolers from across Missouri came to Columbia for the event.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Iraqi pioneer shares expertise during one-year visiting professorship

In 2014, Saba Adnan Gheni served as the first woman president of an Iraqi university. She now is teaching Mizzou students as a visiting professor with a one-year appointment in the Chemical Engineering Department.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Bioengineering students impress at bioethics essay, poster competitions

It was a clean sweep for the University of Missouri in the 2015 Institute of Biological Engineering Bioethics Essay Competition, as well as a Students’ Choice Award in the poster competition. The awards were handed out at the IBE Awards Banquet in St. Louis recently.