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Friday, July 25th, 2014

Assistant professor Becchi featured by prominent visual computing company

NVIDIA, a prominent visual computing company, recently featured Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as one of 30 women chosen to share their stories on how they use the company’s compute unified device architecture.


Monday, June 30th, 2014

Associate professor Washer proposes new bridge inspection standards

Glenn Washer, an associate professor in MU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently completed a paper with the goal of creating a more risk-based set of standards for how frequently bridges require inspections.


Friday, June 20th, 2014

MU bioengineering one of 15 that ‘just might save the world’

WorldWideLearn.com, an online directory providing potential students with information on hundreds of colleges and universities, named MU’s Bioengineering Department as one of “15 Environmental Programs That Just Might Save the World.”


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Assistant professor manages online database for soybean studies

The Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a free online data resource managed by assistant computer science research professor Trupti Joshi, allows collaboration to solve questions encountered in soybean research.


Monday, June 9th, 2014

Thompson to step down as dean in September

University of Missouri Interim Provost Ken Dean announced James E. Thompson will step down as dean of the MU College of Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2014.


Thursday, June 5th, 2014

MU CEE students take top two spots at poster competition

Two University of Missouri civil engineering students took top honors in the poster competition sponsored by the Central Missouri chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at May’s Traffic and Safety Conference in Columbia.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

Researchers didn’t have to rub a magic lamp to produce the GENI that is making virtual computer networking dreams come true. The cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Computer simulation technique gains exposure

Twenty years after Zhen Chen’s team began investigations into what has been termed the “Material Point Method” (MPM), his research would be applied to an Academy Award-winning film.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Undergraduate research sets Treece up for success

Working for three years as an undergraduate researcher in Sarah Orton’s lab was invaluable experience to recent civil engineering alumnus Zach Treece.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Research opportunities draw Fidalgo to MU

Maria Fidalgo joined the faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in January as an associate professor after nine years at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

MUII director appointed ECE chairman

After 14 years with the University of Missouri and countless accomplishments, Chi-Ren Shyu is ready for his next challenge. Shyu will become chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on June 1, taking over for former interim chair Scott Kovaleski.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

New assistant professor joins CHE department faculty

The Chemical Engineering Department will welcome Bret Ulery to its faculty as an assistant professor beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

New leadership takes the helm of MO Water Resources Reseach Center

Baolin Deng began his tenure as the Missouri Water Resources Research Center’s new director on March 1, replacing Professor Emeritus Tom Clevenger.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Student-built software rolls out to Columbia Public Schools

Grant Scott was able to partner with Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to develop a web application to digitize and automate the district’s magnet school application process s part of his Software Engineering 4320 class.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

New course uses drones to inspire student innovation

Thirty students in the Information Technology program will spend two afternoons each week testing software they engineer for use in unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones.


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Spring forum awards bioengineers, recognizes four other faculty

The University of Missouri College of Engineering was well represented at the Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum April 22.


Monday, April 7th, 2014

IT Program keeps pace with evolution of technology

MU associate teaching professor Dale Musser has been an “early adopter” of wearable technology. He has both a personal and a professional interest in technology’s ever-accelerating trends.


Thursday, March 13th, 2014

IMSE adds four to the faculty

The MU Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department added a quality quartet to its faculty roster for the 2013-14 academic year.


Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Noble represents U.S. at international logistics conference

James Noble, a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and MU CELDi site director, was an invited speaker at a conference in the Netherlands.


Friday, February 21st, 2014

Associate professor named ASME fellow

Yuyi Lin, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently was named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow, the organization’s highest membership grade.


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Symposium sheds light on student’s Big Data discovery

Post-graduate Andi Dhroso was selected as a recipient of the Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship to attend a Keystone Symposium on “Big Data in Biology.”


Monday, February 10th, 2014

Faculty filmmaker’s work nominated for Mid-America Emmy

A University of Missouri College of Engineering instructor was nominated last fall for a Mid-America Emmy for his documentary film, “Joplin, Missouri — A Tornado Story.”


Monday, February 10th, 2014

Pulsed power research takes aim at brain cancer

Researchers working in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine are finding ways for gold nanoparticles to combine with pulsed power to combat brain cancer.


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Heat transfer innovation garners Best Paper Award

A paper submitted to an American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s international conference in December 2013 received the conference’s Best Paper Award.


Friday, December 13th, 2013

Oscillating heat pipes offer elegant thermal management

Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.


Friday, December 13th, 2013

Biological patches may treat diseased blood vessels

Modified vascular tissue patches developed in a bioengineering lab at Mizzou and implanted into pigs showed better integration than existing commercially available biological patches. The results have potential to improve such material currently being used in human surgical procedures.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Research seeks efficient, inexpensive retrofit for power plant carbon dioxide capture

A chemical engineering research team is working to develop a solution to help existing power plants capture and store excess carbon dioxide emissions.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

In the field: Cross disciplinary research uses robots for data collection

Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.