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Friday, December 15th, 2017

Survey app aiding study into alcohol-impaired driving

Yi Shang, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Mizzou, and frequent collaborator Tim Trull, professor of Psychological Sciences, are working with a team led by fellow Psychology Professor Denis McCarthy study in real time the decision-making process individuals make when deciding whether or not to drive after drinking. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Friday, December 15th, 2017

An RNAmazing research breakthrough

The way RNA folds into various tertiary structures determines its biological function, and being able to dissect and alter that process could lead to prevention of a multitude of retrovirus-induced diseases, including certain types of cancer. An interdisciplinary team of Mizzou researchers is one step closer to that goal.


Friday, December 15th, 2017

Joint effort leads to joint patent

University of Missouri researchers recently received a patent on a method of joint repair that will be beneficial to the health of patients’ joints.


Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

LEXO travel mug gets update just in time for holiday season

The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. This year, the company — founded by C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.


Thursday, November 16th, 2017

MU researcher develops new method of tracking ICU nurses’ workflow

Jung Hyup Kim recently developed a method of better tracking how nurses in a fast-paced intensive care unit (ICU) spend their workday.


Thursday, November 16th, 2017

IMSE’s Kim earns first-ever Bloss Faculty Enhancement Award

Jung Hyup Kim’s work in human-computer interaction and cognitive human factors attracted the attention of the Bloss family.


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Two engineers tabbed top technology teachers

Prasad Calyam won the Graduate & Professional Teaching Award, and Heather Hunt took home top honors in the Undergraduate Teaching category in this year’s Excellence in Teaching with Technology Awards.


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Optimizing mobile dentistry

A University of Missouri engineer recently helped develop a model to aid a Montana non-profit interested in establishing a potential mobile dentistry program.


Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Bioengineering capstone course courts creativity

The data gathered from the pilot showed fascinating results, and now, theater techniques are a required part of the curriculum in each edition of the capstone class.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

MU Big Data researchers build neuro collaborations through symposium

The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

Engineering brighter smiles

Nanova, Inc. — founded by MU engineers — has developed a method to whiten teeth rapidly, affordably and with minimal pain.


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

MU, Nanova collaborative effort closing in on heart health breakthrough

The Nanova stent uses nanocoating of a specific substance in order to avoid the re-narrowing problem, while the coating could also avoid the same clotting problem of the drug-eluting stents.


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Coulter Program announces another round of funding for biomedical innovations

On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care.


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

MU to award five grants to accelerate biomedical discoveries from lab to market

University of Missouri officials will announce recipients of this year’s Coulter Awards, awarding five grants totaling $409,000.


Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Transforming transplants

Assistant professor Bret Ulery’s work was recently funded for 18 months via a Concept Award as part of the DoD’s Reconstructive Transplant Research Program.


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Mizzou researchers closing in on vaccine breakthrough

MU College of Engineering Professor Dong Xu (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Assistant Professor Bret Ulery (Chemical Engineering) partnered with immunologist Jeffery Adamovicz with the goal of finding a more rapid, cost-effective way of creating vaccines.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

College of Engineering partners with ‘Buckle Up, Phone Down’ campaign

The goal is to challenge Missouri drivers in the hopes of raising seat belt usage rates and eliminating cell phone use behind the wheel.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

Jury is in on cartilage formation

MU Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and her research team from the universities of North Carolina State and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill concluded that the hydrostatic pressure method was the preferred method.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

Missouri Highway Traffic, Safety and Blueprint Conference set for end of Sept.

The 68th annual Missouri Highway Traffic, Safety and Blueprint Conference is set to take place from Sept. 27 to 29 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia and will offer a bevy of terrific sessions and networking opportunities for attendees.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

MAE professor lands prestigious deputy editor position with AIAA

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Craig Kluever was named deputy editor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.


Friday, September 15th, 2017

Getting the method

A critical part of the mission of educating engineering leaders is training technically proficient engineers, and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s methods ensure that this tradition will continue long into the future.


Friday, September 8th, 2017

Laser focus

What Vitaly Gruzdev hopes to prove in the near future is that laser technology can modify molecules in a similar way to current chemically-based methods.


Friday, September 1st, 2017

Kicking waste through the uprights

All of those fans packing Memorial Stadium each Saturday inevitably leave a bit of trash behind, and MU Engineering researchers recently completed a study into how that waste can be managed in a sustainable manner.


Monday, August 21st, 2017

Big Data Analytics summer program sees record growth

The fourth year of the MU College of Engineering’s Big Data Analytics Summer Experience was its biggest yet. More than 70 eager students of various levels of computer science background attended.


Monday, August 21st, 2017

Hacker Trackers camp teaches high schoolers cyber security skills

The four-day-long camp, led by Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, gives high school students training and development in Python coding and cyber security


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Changing the cryopreservation game

A company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

College and industrial partner make investments to advance smart manufacturing

Luke Manier, a 2001 graduate from the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, facilitated the donation of equipment for 15 modern industrial automation workstations including components to aid in the construction of two advanced motion control systems from his company, Rockwell Automation.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Computing the future

The MU College of Engineering’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) recently wrapped up its 10-week summer session, with brilliant students from around the country completing work on cutting-edge computer science projects.


Friday, August 4th, 2017

Family matters

The Trauths —mother/ Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kate and daughter/recent MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department alumna Ginny — recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant to support development of an improved method of storm-water redistribution.


Friday, July 28th, 2017

Dean Loboa featured in Columbia Business Times

MU Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa spoke with reporters from the Columbia Business Times for its regular “11 Questions” feature.