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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Associate professor Washer proposes new bridge inspection standards

Glenn Washer, an associate professor in MU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently completed a paper with the goal of creating a more risk-based set of standards for how frequently bridges require inspections.


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

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

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.


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

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

Laying the groundwork for agricultural use of groundsource energy

Just a few feet below the surface of the Earth — seasonally baked dry in summer’s heat and frozen solid […]


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


Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Engineers, wildlife biologists join forces for an inside view of life in the wild

Humanity’s interconnection to the animals that share our planet is an inevitable fact of life and, at the same time, […]


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Nanoantenna reinvents solar energy

The yellow dwarf star at the center of our solar system that reliably illuminates and warms this planet was considered […]


Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Under pressure and in hot water: biomass to gas

As members of a carbon resource dependent culture gazing into our uncertain energy future, we are daily inundated with stories […]


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Making it work in the classroom and the lab

A series of recent events have validated Assistant Professor Gregory Triplett’s sense that he has followed the right track in […]


Monday, December 1st, 2008

Protein structure prediction defines career

In 2001, Dong Xu, now the James C. Dowell computer science professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering, […]


Monday, December 1st, 2008

Book links informatics and fuzzy logic

Properties and behaviors of biological systems and objects often behave randomly, and analyzing them with bioinformatics programs can present certain […]


Monday, December 1st, 2008

Unlocking the secrets of protein mimics

“Our lab is developing computational methods that will rely on experimental and evolutionary data to determine structural information about protein […]


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

3-D imaging research takes aim at autism

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2007 confirmed what had become obvious to many […]


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The challenges and rewards of undergraduate research

Why would an engineering undergraduate student with a full schedule of demanding classes consider adding a research component to his […]