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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Breipohl family gives teaching fellowships a helping hand

On a recent visit to the College of Engineering, alumnus Art Breipohl and his wife Shirley were so impressed with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching fellowship program, they made a gift to the department to fund a fifth fellow for this academic year.


Thursday, December 4th, 2014

MU researchers close in on possible autism detection method

Researchers at the University of Missouri are inching closer to determining the viability of using facial measurements as a potential detection marker for autism in children.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Recipe for biomedical research success

Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless […]


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

UM System president’s chief of staff named interim dean of MU College of Engineering

Effective Sept. 1, 2014, Robert W. Schwartz, chief of staff and custodian of records for the UM System, began serving as interim dean of the College of Engineering.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research mines the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

James Lee has spent the better part of a decade applying that training to help understand the effects or bring about the end of Alzheimer’s disease. And he recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research between now and 2019.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

First water-based nuclear battery developed at MU

Think about how many devices you come across each day that are battery powered. The list is almost endless, and for that reason, researchers and scientists constantly are searching for the next big improvement, the next battery breakthrough.


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

MU doctoral student Wood earns award from IEEE Sensors competition

Aaron Wood, a doctoral student in MU’s Bioengineering Department, won the Student Paper Competition Award — Track 3 at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors 2014 in Valencia.


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.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

MU app development class earns Swift recognition

MU was one of 11 colleges and universities listed as incorporating Swift, the new programming language for iOS and OS X development, into their curriculum during a recent Apple presentation.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

MU hosts annual Midwest Verification day

The University of Missouri’s Center for High Assurance Computing hosted the workshop, which attracted graduate students and researchers who came to present their work and give presentations on the topic of verification.


Friday, October 31st, 2014

EPA recognizes bioengineering capstone team’s sustainability project

Bioengineering seniors Austin Davis, Jeremy Davis, Amanda Prescott and Sami Tellatin were selected as one of 42 $15,000 Phase I grant recipients by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant competition.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

$38.5 million approved to renovate Lafferre Hall

On Oct. 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon convened a meeting of the state’s Board of Public Buildings to approve the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for the repair and renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of Lafferre Hall, the main building of the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Bioengineering professor sets gold standard in optics research

Gary Yao, a professor in the Bioengineering Department, recently received the 2014 Educational Award from Edmund Optics, and with it, $10,000 in Edmund products, for his work using pupillary light reflex to screen for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism, in young children.


Monday, October 27th, 2014

CEE graduate student takes first place at transportation poster competition

Graduate student Kyoungmin “Andrew” Nam of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department won first place at the annual poster competition for the Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (TEAM Stl).


Monday, October 27th, 2014

Assistant IMSE professor, undergrad duo testing courts’ efficiency

Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor in MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is in the process of determining the impact of the Missouri eFiling System (MeFS) on efficiency of case processing and document management for the Missouri Judiciary.


Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Engineering path leads Schwartz to interim dean job at MU

Robert Schwartz said an opportunity to again experience working within an academic unit is, in part, what influenced him to accept the position as interim dean of the College of Engineering.


Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Third round of Coulter Program-funded biomedical research projects announced

Six grants totaling approximately $600,000 were awarded Sept. 30 to interdisciplinary teams comprised of an engineering faculty member and clinicians. The funding comes from the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program.


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

NSF grants boost Big Data capabilities at MU

The National Science Foundation grants received by Prasad Calyam and Chi-Ren Shyu total more than $1 million toward creating a secure hybrid cloud network that will lessen the need for researchers to rely on supercomputer data centers to process their data.


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

Students use hackathons for summer networking

While job fairs and family members can offer valuable feet-in-doors, some students find that providing a demonstration of their skills at hackathons can cast a much wider net.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Faculty duo, grad student take first at CVPR Change Detection Challenge Workshop

Computer Science graduate student Rui Wang, associate professor Kannappan Palaniappan and assistant research professor Filiz Bunyak joined fellow Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) scientist Guna Seetharaman to produce a paper entitled “Static and Moving Object Detection Using Flux Tensor with Split Gaussian Models (FTSG).”


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.