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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Doctoral student takes unique path to Nanotechnology for Defense honor

In November, Travis Tumlin, a 2013 MU mechanical engineering graduate now working on his doctorate at MU, took second place in the student oral presentation competition at the 13th annual Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) conference held in California.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Engineer, research collaborators team up on computational neuroscience training

atish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Marble-Boyle Award affirms ECE undergrad’s geographic research

A joint interest in geographic information systems and computers led MU undergraduate Jeff King down an interesting educational path, and his efforts recently landed him one of three 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Sciences.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Consumer Electronics Show opens doors for Panacea’s Cloud

Panacea’s Cloud is a collaboration between MU researchers Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Ahmad, assistant professor of surgery and medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Its purpose is to utilize Google Glass and Recon Jet smart eyewear to allow first responders to relay real-time information to medical directors to allow for informed, systematic care in disaster situations where communication systems may otherwise be compromised.


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Civil professor’s work with city bridges featured by KMIZ ABC-17

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Chemical engineer lands Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

Getting that first competitive, external grant is a benchmark for faculty researchers, and Bret Ulery reached it when the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected him as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. Ulery, an assistant professor in MU’s Chemical Engineering Department, received the one-year, $100,000 grant to continue his work on vaccine delivery systems.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Dean adds AIMBE College of Fellows election to her resume

Elizabeth Loboa was announced as a member of the 2016 class elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows, and she will be formally inducted into the College of Fellows during AIMBE’s annual event in April in Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Mechanical engineering professor earns rank of ASME Fellow

Sanjeev Khanna, C.W. LaPierre Professor in the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, was named a member of the latest class of ASME Fellows in December.


Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

MU researchers to present at national trade show

Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Amad, assistant professor of surgery in the MU School of Medicine medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Units at MU Health Care, will present Panacea’s Cloud at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will take place from Jan. 6-9.


Monday, January 4th, 2016

Longtime faculty member elevated to interim chair of chemical engineering

Paul Chan, associate professor emeritus of chemical engineering, was named interim chair of the Chemical Engineering Department by Dean Elizabeth Loboa. The appointment became effective Jan. 1.


Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Chemical faculty member selected for Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected chemical engineering Assistant Professor Bret Ulery for a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in early December.


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Two faculty members earn prestigious fellow designations

Two College of Engineering professors — Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sanjeev Khanna — earned the designation of fellow by two prestigious professional organizations recently.


Monday, December 7th, 2015

Professor Emeritus Marrero’s life full of accomplishments

The University of Missouri College of Engineering lost a longtime member of its community when chemical engineering professor emeritus Thomas Marrero died Dec. 2 at age 79.


Monday, December 7th, 2015

MU researcher bridges gaps with multiscale engineering

Many engineering problems exist across scales. The problem, Chanwoo Park says, is that engineers are typically trained in only one scale, which can be anywhere from large, tangible systems, down to the microbes or even the atomic scale.


Monday, December 7th, 2015

Two professors earn prestigious fellowships from AAAS

Dong Xu, James C. Dowell professor and chair of the Computer Science Department, and Yuwen Zhang, James C. Dowell professor and chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department were among 347 Fellows in this year’s class.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

ECE associate professor leaves legacy of fostering student success

Gregory Triplett, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), accepted a position as associate dean of graduate studies for the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Shock and vibration testing innovation lands associate professor Pusey Award

Greg Engel, along with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology’s Erik Timpson, won the Henry Pusey Best Paper Award for “Reversible Electromagnetic Launchers for Mechanical Shock Testing” at this year’s symposium, which was held in Orlando, Fla.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Chemical professor emeritus named ‘Pioneer of Diversity’ by AIChE

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] selected Thomas Marrero, a former professor of chemical engineering at MU, as a recipient of its new Pioneers of Diversity Award at the AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting in November in Salt Lake City.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Chemical engineering team wins AIChE Student Design Competition

Chemical Engineering graduate student Josiah Smith and alumni Nathan Dierkes and Nick Johnson won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Student Design Competition — team division — and with it, the $600 William Cunningham Award.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Trio of IMSE students shine at CELDi symposium

IMSE graduate student Lauren Himmelberg and undergraduate Kyle Dorge took home the Student Poster Award, and Steve Piedimonte earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award at the CELDi Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium, held Oct. 28 and 29 in Chicago.


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.


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.