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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

Recipe for biomedical research success

Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless […]


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.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

UM System president’s chief of staff named interim dean of MU College of Engineering

Effective Sept. 1, 2014, Robert W. Schwartz, chief of staff and custodian of records for the UM System, began serving as interim dean of the College of Engineering.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research mines the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

James Lee has spent the better part of a decade applying that training to help understand the effects or bring about the end of Alzheimer’s disease. And he recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research between now and 2019.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Distinguished alumnus’ life is a tapestry of accomplishment

Envisioning F. Robert Naka’s life as a tapestry might be the best way to examine it: a personal history woven with many different, vibrant threads that came together to create something extraordinary.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Computer simulation technique gains exposure

Twenty years after Zhen Chen’s team began investigations into what has been termed the “Material Point Method” (MPM), his research would be applied to an Academy Award-winning film.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Engineering Study Abroad Program takes flight, makes plans for the future

Miguel Ayllon likes to remind students who are considering an MU Engineering study abroad experience that as engineers in an increasingly global marketplace, they might eventually find themselves among colleagues in a country other than the United States.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Research seeks efficient, inexpensive retrofit for power plant carbon dioxide capture

A chemical engineering research team is working to develop a solution to help existing power plants capture and store excess carbon dioxide emissions.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Embracing Big Data’s big bang

In the Fall 2013 semester, the Computer Science Department began offering a Big Data analytics course. IBM has supplied the use of its software, InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams, and access to IBM academic cloud for the endeavor.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

In the field: Cross disciplinary research uses robots for data collection

Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

What does it take to be a faculty entrepreneur?

Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Plasma ‘ring’ sets the stage for further research

Researchers in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have devised a system that creates a toroidal- (or ring-) shaped plasma emission in open atmosphere.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher drives interest in cutting-edge field of parallel computing

Michaela Becchi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, received nearly $500,000 for research on data-intensive uses for GPU clusters.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supercritical water oxidation to be used to treat sewage in Third World countries

A biological professor and his team of researchers have been examining the use of supercritical water to process biomass and other wastes as part of a collaborative project with Duke University.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Portable X-ray device has exciting potential

Serendipity and X-rays joined forces for an unexpected consequence and an exciting discovery in the lab of Scott Kovaleski, an MU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim department chair.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher’s aim is to produce polymer-free custom-made bone

A chemical engineering assistant professor has made the mechanical properties of bones puzzle the cornerstone of his research program. His ultimate goal is to create custom-made bone.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Energy efficiency initiatives join forces under MU’s Mizzou Advantage program

MU researchers have taken note of the keen interest in energy efficiency in the business and construction. As a result, consortium of six campus energy initiatives has come together as the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC).


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Sensor and photographic images merged to offer a 3D view

For his graduate work at the State University of New York, Ye Duan explored computer vision, using a camera to […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Researchers embark on quest to find durable, cost-efficient soy-based material

Efforts to identify greener, more cost-efficient materials to make the polyurethanes used to create foams and plastics has resulted in […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Computational speech recognition: a complex, resource-intensive task with great potential

With the introduction of Apple iPhone’s personal assistant, Siri, the technology of speech recognition went mainstream. The ease with which […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

One of a kind: college soils laboratory unites characterization services, geotechnical testing

Soil science is life science. And the geotechnical engineers and soil scientists in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering […]


Monday, June 18th, 2012

Radiopharmaceutical production in the face of nuclear nonproliferation

According to the World Nuclear Association, approximately 90 percent of nuclear medicine procedures conducted worldwide are diagnostic in nature and […]


Monday, June 18th, 2012

Researchers take aim at rapid detection of sepsis in neonates

“This research started when I was working as a postdoc at Notre Dame, where we were trying to develop a […]


Monday, June 18th, 2012

Working out the logistics of biomass as a viable energy resource

Biomass is one obvious answer to the question of how this country will address its needs for renewable, sustainable energy […]


Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Breaking new ground: Ground-based radar device detects shifts in land, structures

  For several decades, geologic scientists have used satellite radar imagery and a technique called interferometry to remotely measure deformation […]


Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Bridges under troubled surfaces

Research project builds on more than two decades of investigation into bridge wear