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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

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, June 30th, 2017

SPIE-ing a scholarship opportunity

SPIE granted a Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships to MU Bioengineering graduate student Mason Schellenberg in recognition of his research work and in support of his future goals.


Monday, April 10th, 2017

Bioengineering, Medicine team up on laser dermatology breakthrough

New technology developed by University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers in collaboration with the MU School of Medicine is primed to make laser dermatology safer and more effective.


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

EECS Professor’s research featured by KOMU

KOMU-TV featured Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Marge Skubic’s research on using bed sensors to predict potential health issues for senior citizens.


Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

University of Missouri College of Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and a team of colleagues recently discovered a way to slow and, in some cases, prevent the spread of MRSA while also regenerating new bone.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Stem cell transformation research sheds new light on osteoporosis

The team used what’s called electrical cell-substrate impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) to monitor the process stimulated human fat, or human adipose stem cells (hASC), goes through to convert to bone cells.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Coulter Program continues unique support of biomedical research

The University of Missouri College of Engineering and School of Medicine once again received approximately $500,000 to cover five grants for cutting edge biomedical innovations from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Sensors increase ability to predict senior citizen falls

A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catching them before they fall: MU gait study aims to predict fall risk in elderly

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

MU researchers monitor health with bed sensors

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to high-resolution imaging breakthrough

The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

MAE assistant research professor’s cryptopreservation work nets Fast Track Award

Xu Han, assistant research professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been awarded one of the UM System’s 2016 Fast Track awards in support of his efforts to commercialize the transformative cryopreservation medium that he developed and MU has patented.


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

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.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

MU grad student’s app wins first place at HackIllinois competition

MU College of Engineering graduate student Brendan Alvey was part of a four-person team that won first place at the 2016 Hack Illinois software competition on Feb. 19-21.


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.”


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.


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

MU researchers get key NIH support to take next step in protein structure prediction

Knowing a protein’s structure structure is vitally important because the 3D structure of a protein defines its function, and greater, more accurate knowledge of these structures could help with breakthroughs in several key areas.


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

ECE grad student part of first-place team at HackIllinois

Brendan Alvey, a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was part of a four-person team that earned […]


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Completing the sequence: Doctoral student’s research leads to job in academia

The problem-solving methods and solutions found in computer science are some of reasons students like Debswapna Bhattacharya pursue the discipline. Not only are there numerous opportunities for a successful personal future throughout the world, but also the opportunities for discoveries in the field are infinite.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Engineer, research collaborators team up on computational neuroscience training

Satish 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, 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.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Chemical engineer lands Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected Assistant Professor Bret Ulery as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. He 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, 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, 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.