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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.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

MU’s IEEE student chapter caps ‘outstanding’ year with award

Out of the more than 230 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, the University of Missouri chapter was one of just 22 to earn an Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2014-15 academic year.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

Fidalgo, colleagues developing new sensor to test for endocrine disruptors

Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, currently is working on a project called “A novel artificial hormone receptor for the sensing of total endocrine disruptor chemicals concentration in natural waters.”


Monday, April 4th, 2016

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

Five students and civil engineering Associate Professor Maria Fidalgo received an EPA P3 grant for their project, “Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels.”


Friday, April 1st, 2016

Emeritus professor named NSSA fellow

Aaron Krawitz was recently named a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Civil grad student presents pair of posters at major conference

Yohan Chang, a doctoral student in the MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was the only student to present two posters at RES/CON, held March 1-3 in New Orleans.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Mizzou ’39 makes Sharp selection from engineering

Mizzou ’39 honors 39 of the University of Missouri’s best, brightest and most active seniors. Receiving that recognition in front of friends and family was quite the thrill for mechanical engineering senior Zach Sharp.


Monday, March 28th, 2016

Dean, colleagues working to make tissue engineering cheaper, more scalable

The two published papers collectively show that three common textile creation methods can produce effective scaffolds that retain biomimetic behavior, allowing for mechanical properties that closely mirror native tissue.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Computer science students, faculty duo honored at Awards Dinner

The Computer Science Department named its outstanding student award recipients, Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, and Assistant Research Professor Trupti Joshi earned the Special Academic Appointment Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Mechanical students, associate professor honored at Awards Dinner

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Roger Fales received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Chemical students, associate professor earn accolades at Awards Dinner

The Chemical Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Matthew Bernards received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Bioengineering students, faculty member honored at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Bioengineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, while Associate Professor Raghuraman Kannan received the Senior Faculty Excellence in Research Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia as part of the College of Engineering’s Engineers’ Week celebration.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

Customized patterning technique earns mechanical researcher, team high marks

Jian Lin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his research team recently published a paper called “Laser induced MoS2 /carbon hybrids for hydrogen evolution catalysts” in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.


Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

ECE’s Zare picked as associate editor of IEEE journal

The IEEE journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TRGS) named Alina Zare, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an associate editor on March 8.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

ECE professor earns award for study on pianists’ hand positions

“Assessing Injury Risk in Pianists: Using Objective Measures to Promote Self-awareness,” co-authored by Marge Skubic, recently earned the 2016 Article of the Year honor from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).


Monday, March 7th, 2016

MU Engineering gives aid to Army Ants

Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.