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Thursday, July 21st, 2016

MU hires College’s international outreach coordinator to direct campus international STEM, engineering program

Miguel Ayllon, the College of Engineering’s international outreach coordinator, was recently named the director of international engineering and STEM programs for MU.


Monday, June 27th, 2016

Alumna’s people skills inspire future faculty member

Mary Carlson, who in addition to making use of the engineering competencies mastered at MU, also has made a difference with her persuasive communication skills, both in her long career with 3M and as a mentor.


Monday, June 27th, 2016

Grad students win nanotechnology image contest

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines, graduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently won the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office’s EnvisioNano student nanotechnology image contest.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Transcription app earns students seat at Silicon Valley table

Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catching them before they fall: MU gait study aims to predict fall risk in elderly

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

MU researchers monitor health with bed sensors

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to high-resolution imaging breakthrough

The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Professor’s algorithm may lessen stress on wireless networks

Professor Dominic Ho and Mohannad Al-Ali developed what’s called an underlay to allow users to utilize other users’ bandwidth who don’t currently need it instead of using bandwidth from the spectrum itself, thus optimizing the experience for both users.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Computer science collaboration leads to improvements in data transmission in disasters

Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan, Associate Professor Ye Duan and their respective labs collaborated on the study, which demonstrated a novel cloud resource management architecture for processing the wealth of needed data in disaster situations.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

MAE assistant research professor’s cryptopreservation work nets Fast Track Award

Xu Han, assistant research professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been awarded one of the UM System’s 2016 Fast Track awards in support of his efforts to commercialize the transformative cryopreservation medium that he developed and MU has patented.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Bio associate professor’s carbon-capture proposal nets Fast Track Award

MU bioengineering Associate Professor William Jacoby has been exploring the possibility of tackling the problem of effective and affordable carbon-capture and storage technology for fossil fuel power plants with the development of a high pressure, density-driven separator (HDS) in his lab, the Mizzou Carbon Recycling Center.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Civil engineering grad student takes runner up at ITS Heartland poster competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani received a second place award for his poster, “Work Zone Safety Assessment Software” at The Heartland Chapter of the national Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America group’s annual meeting.


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Education, engineering team up on retention study

Researchers from the University of Missouri College of Education and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting, and satisfaction among engineering students. The team has tapped engineering’s Heather Hunt to aid their efforts.


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

MU professor develops new applications for platinum nanoparticles

MU electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay and her research group have been investigating applications of platinum nanoparticles, recently publishing a pair of papers on new ways to utilize the materials.


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Assistant professor of computer science earns NSF CAREER Award

Rohit Chadha, assistant professor of computer science, earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for $436,035 in support of research on “Automated analysis of security hyperproperties,” for the next five years.


Friday, May 27th, 2016

International outreach coordinator lauded for lifting students

Ayllon was one of 10 MU faculty and staff members to receive a 2016 Excellence in Education Award from MU Student Affairs and the Parent Leadership Council in April.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Research relationship leads grad student to campus honor

Andrew Buck earned the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions on the basis of demonstrated excellence; lasting impact in research; promise as a researcher; originality; imagination and mentorship of others.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

ECE teaching assistant earns campus award for TAs

Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics program

MU’s College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

26 honored at first 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering

A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

ECE faculty member’s lab benefits all involved

MU electrical and computer engineering Assistant Professor Michela Becchi recently received the UM System’s President’s Award for Early Career Excellence […]


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

IMSE senior’s active career prepares him for future

The combination of his undergrad research, his internship and his student involvement earned Kyle Dorge a job with Bastion Solutions, a material handling integration firm.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Bioengineers land prestigious internships, launch careers

Of MU Engineering’s disciplines, bioengineering claims the greatest number of women students, comprising nearly 40 percent of the department’s majors. What follows is a sampling of what the future holds for a handful of them.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

MU laser lab receives funding for back-to-the-basics research approach

MU’s femtosecond laser, one of three lasers in the laser lab, generates ultrashort pulses of light that can cut almost anything, including glass and diamond. According to Associate Research Professor Vitaly Gruzdev, the quality of the cut is “almost perfect.”


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

ECE professor inducted as fellow by National Academy of Inventors

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, earned the designation of fellow from the National Academy of Inventors in April.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Three papers outline new ways to look at interchange safety

Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to improvements in knee repair

Ferris Pfeiffer was corresponding author on a recent paper that outlines a way to double the window from donor removal to recipient transplant for osteochondral allografts, making them potentially more accessible and cost effective for patients.


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.