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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, November 24th, 2015

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

MU Engineering welcomes new advancement executive director

Ann Baker joined the College of Engineering as its executive director of advancement in early November.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Research develops algorithms to more clearly define sonar images of the ocean floor

Technology developed by a University of Missouri researcher, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), offers a better solution for mapping of the ocean floor and could also improve current underwater object detection performance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

MU I-Corps team receives funding

The National Science Foundation, through its Innovation Corps Teams Program, has granted funding of $50,000 for six months to Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and her I-Corps team. The purpose of the program is to provide NSF-funded researchers with additional funds through a competitive process to help turn scientific discoveries into commercialized projects.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Faculty member, former graduate student win K.B. Woods Award

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies, announced Sept. 8 that an MU faculty member and a former graduate student from the College of Engineering won the K.B. Woods Award for their research paper titled “Effect of Number of Soil Strength Measurements on Reliability of Spread Footing Designs.”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Civil engineering professor tabbed for expert comment on biogas

Zhiqiang Hu, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently gave expert comment in an ABC News story […]

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Senior’s biomaterials work featured in Mizzou Magazine

Marcos Barcellona, a senior majoring in bioengineering, was the subject of a piece in the most recent edition of Mizzou […]

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Teaching harmoniously balances with new MAE instructor’s hobby

The process for composing music is not always linear; it is a multi-layered experiment, trying various melody sequences, creating the […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Professor emeritus receives teaching award

Professor emeritus Mark Virkler was awarded the Patrick T. McCoy Education Professional of the Year Award from the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE).

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosts second STEM Panel

MU professors from several different departments offered advice to young Latino and Latina students on October 14, when Mizzou’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted its second annual Latin@s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) panel.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Top student teams take aim at RevCon Challenge

The 4th Annual International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector [RevCon] Challenge, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA], was held Oct. 23 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and Lafferre Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

College of Engineering bids farewell to interim dean

Robert Schwartz pumps his fist while giving a speech.
Former College of Engineering interim dean Robert Schwartz will continue to work for the UM System as senior associate vice president for research and economic development in the office of Hank Foley, executive vice president of academic affairs, research and development.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

New dean excited about College of Engineering’s potential

Elizabeth G. Loboa became the MU College of Engineering’s 11th dean and the first woman to serve as the college’s chief executive officer on Oct. 15, 2015.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Engineering team receives accessibility award for renovation efforts

The coordinated effort to ensure Lafferre Hall remains accessible for persons with disabilities during the ongoing renovation process earned several staff members from the University of Missouri College of Engineering a Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award from the Chancellor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

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.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

‘Training the trainers’ is theme in third year of MU-Iraqi faculty workshops

Throughout the Fall 2015 semester, MU mechanical engineering C.W. LaPierre Professor Sanjeev Khanna is officiating a series of three workshops for visiting Iraqi faculty as part of the University Linkage Program (ULP), funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).

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.”