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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Civil engineering grad student earns top marks in paper competition

Amirhossein Khezerzadeh will present his preliminary research at an expenses paid trip to the annual Transportation Review Board meeting in January in Washington, D.C. In addition, he will have the opportunity to publish his final findings in the July edition of TRB’s journal, Transportation Research Circular.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Grad student earns research award from Federal Aviation Administration

Boris Claros, a graduate civil engineering student at MU, recently received a $10,000 research stipend from the Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues to sponsor his research.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of […]

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Mizzou duo shines at ITS Heartland Student Competition

For the third consecutive year, MU civil engineering graduate student Boris Claros captured the top spot at the Intelligent Transportation Society Heartland Student Competition. Fellow MU grad student Roozbeh Rahmani earned second place honors.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

MU sweeps top two spots at Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani and undergraduate research assistant Paige Martz earned first place with “License Plate Recognition Technology’s Potential Benefits to Intelligent Transportation Systems: An Arterial Travel Time Case Study,” and graduate students Amir Khezerzadeh and Tim Cope took second with “Temporary Traffic Control in Innovative Geometrical Design Work Zones.”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Final draft proves a winner for civil engineer at ITS America competition

Chris Fitzpatrick, a graduate civil engineering student, won the ITS America essay contest, with his piece, “Enhancing Commercial Vehicle Safety and Emissions Reduction by the use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication in Tractor-Trailer Platoons.”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Undergrad takes diverging diamond research to Posters On the Hill

Paige Martz, a civil engineering senior in the MU College of Engineering, recently was selected to present her research and poster on Diverging Diamond Interchanges at the 2015 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Late IMSE professor emeritus Miller leaves a lasting legacy

Owen Miller, who died Nov. 26 in Kansas City, Mo., at age 92, joined the University of Missouri faculty as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1964, working his way up to full professor before his retirement in 1992 as a professor emeritus.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Grad student repeats winning performance

For the second consecutive year, MU civil and environmental engineering graduate student Boris Claros came out on top in the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) student essay competition.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

$38.5 million approved to renovate Lafferre Hall

On Oct. 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon convened a meeting of the state’s Board of Public Buildings to approve the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for the repair and renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of Lafferre Hall, the main building of the MU College of Engineering.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

CEE graduate student takes first place at transportation poster competition

Graduate student Kyoungmin “Andrew” Nam of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department won first place at the annual poster competition for the Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (TEAM Stl).

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Culvert research may ease the workload of MoDOT engineers

MoDOT researchers paired with Mizzou Engineers to find whether there was a way to save time and money load rating the department’s bridges.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

MU alum Kianfar lands tenure-track position at Saint Louis University

MU alum Jalil Kianfar accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology in January.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Transportation conference helps drive careers

Top researchers working in the field of transportation meet each year in Washington, D.C., for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board meeting. This year, eight Mizzou graduate students from the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department attended and presented their research.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Corporate Partners Program funds support student project

Since its inception in 2008, the College of Engineering’s Corporate Partners Program has provided financial support for a wide variety […]

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

MoDOT partnership creates real-time research opportunities

As a semitrailer driver trucks along the highway toward Illinois, a digital sign ahead reads, “I-57 Detour, I-55 to MO […]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Civil Engineer wins first place in Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference poster competition

University of Missouri Civil Engineering graduate student Clay Keller feels a special connection to his research — a project that […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Civil Engineering students score high at 2011 FAA Design Competition

Three teams of MU civil engineering students received top-tier placements for their paper proposals in the 2011 FAA Design Competition […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

MoDOT Recognizes Innovative Researcher

Erik Loehr, a University of Missouri associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the recipient of the Missouri Department […]

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Transportation internship program for women gets results

Based on a successful pilot program at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded an […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Research highlights St. Louis’ superior qualities as freight hub

The Midwest China Hub Commission (MWHC) was formed in late 2007 to attract Chinese airfreight services to St. Louis’ Lambert […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Civil engineering students conduct accessibility survey for the city of Columbia

In late August, while most people in downtown Columbia shopped for end-of-summer bargains, a team of University of Missouri civil […]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Engineers Without Borders chapter takes flight at Mizzou

A little delegation goes a long way – 1,764 miles to be exact. The Mizzou Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter, […]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Fulbright students from Afghanistan work to improve transportation infrastructure

Years of unfavorable conditions can spawn an abundance of opportunities for development. Such is the case for University of Missouri […]

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Garmin donation provides civil engineering students with hands-on learning

Thanks to a donation from Garmin, students in Carlos Sun’s Civil Engineering 3100 course took class work to the streets. […]

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Electric Car Club sparks interest of Mizzou Engineers

new competition team is making its University of Missouri College of Engineering debut. The Mizzou Electric Car Club is meeting […]