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Friday, June 20th, 2014

MU bioengineering one of 15 that ‘just might save the world’

WorldWideLearn.com, an online directory providing potential students with information on hundreds of colleges and universities, named MU’s Bioengineering Department as one of “15 Environmental Programs That Just Might Save the World.”


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

New leadership takes the helm of MO Water Resources Reseach Center

Baolin Deng began his tenure as the Missouri Water Resources Research Center’s new director on March 1, replacing Professor Emeritus Tom Clevenger.


Monday, March 3rd, 2014

BE alumnus earns Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Shakked Halperin was one of 40 from U.S. to earn Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He will work toward a master’s degree in biological science from the University of Cambridge in England.


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.


Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

New members help EWB implement first project

While many of their classmates headed to tropical, resort locations for Spring Break, seven members of the University of Missouri’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled south to the small Central American town of Ciudad España, Honduras to implement a project three years in the making.


Friday, May 10th, 2013

Environmental research takes second, third at forum

In the inaugural year of a new category at the 30th annual Research and Creative Activities Forum, two MU chemical engineering students won second and third place in the Engineering/Computer & Information Sciences category. Jing Wang, who won second place, and Jiangyun Zhu, who took third said they practiced a lot for the presentation.


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Small materials have big potential

When it comes to maintaining quality water resources, it turns out that even the smallest solution can have a major impact. Researchers from both the Chemical and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments have discovered that some very tiny materials can effectively treat water.


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Viruses gain good reputation in bacteria treatment

Viruses are infamous during cold and flu season, but research from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department shows their effectiveness, especially when paired with more commonly-used methods, in destroying bacteria during wastewater treatment.


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

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 […]


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

Project to develop renewable energy source evaluation tools

When it comes to moving this country’s energy consumption toward renewable resources “the lights are on.” But the “nobody’s home” […]


Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

The 1979 accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power station in combination with the catastrophe at the Chernoblyl power […]


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 […]


Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Researchers explore ways to give amphibians rights of way

Story by: Sarah Scully Kathleen Trauth, an associate professor in the civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri, […]


Monday, November 2nd, 2009

New chair named to Department of Chemical Engineering

C. W. LaPierre Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri Baolin Deng has been named chairman […]


Thursday, April 30th, 2009

A new way to approach environmental problems

Nearly four years ago, scientific academies throughout the world signed off on a statement that global warming due to human […]


Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Civil Engineers work together to assist community

University of Missouri civil engineering students and staff members of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (BMNFWR) are […]


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Mizzou Engineering helping build better farms

Missouri cropland soon may be a bit greener thanks to an engineering researcher’s work on a computer-assisted terrace design program. […]


Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Mizzou Engineering digging further into earthquakes

Mizzou Engineering researchers have begun digging more deeply into what triggers earthquakes, thanks to a powerful new device that simulates […]


Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Center for Sustainable Energy launched

University of Missouri’s College of Engineering and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are seeking campuswide participation in a […]


Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Seeking environmental guidelines for the next revolution

As the nanotechnology revolution builds, Mizzou Engineering and federal researchers are joining forces to try to identify some guidelines for […]


Thursday, December 11th, 2008

New environmental student organization profiled

University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Enos Inniss was recognized in the Fall 2008 issue of […]


Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Pattarkine named CTO of OriginOil

Adjunct University of Missouri Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering Vikram Pattarkine has been appointed chief technology officer of OriginOil. […]


Monday, December 1st, 2008

Long-term project examines effectiveness of conservation department’s best management practices

Shannon and Reynolds counties, deep in the Missouri’s Ozarks, are home to some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in […]


Monday, December 1st, 2008

Engineering researcher seeking better way to reuse nuclear fuel

As the nuclear power industry expands, a Mizzou Engineering faculty member is researching technology aimed at cutting the cost of […]


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Engineering researchers developing portable water recycling system

University of Missouri engineering researchers are developing a portable wastewater treatment system for military bases that they believe ultimately will […]


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

MU center drives energy innovation

MU Center for Sustainable Energy members are joining forces with researchers throughout the state in hopes of harvesting the enormous […]