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Chemical engineering paper receives ‘Most Cited Author’ award

Story by: Jashin Lin In 2004, Galen Suppes, chemical engineering professor at the University of Missouri, and his team published a paper in Applied Catalysis A, a prominent chemistry journal. The paper’s title, “Transesterification of soybean oil with zeolite and metal catalysts”, might not be a phrase to set one’s imagination on fire, but the […]

Engineering graduate student studies functionality of blood vessels

Story by: Jashin Lin A video of bright, gently pulsing, irregular green stripes dimly lights up a computer screen in a small laboratory. To the right is a complex-looking construct with racks that takes up most of the available space, and to the left is Srikanth Ella, a doctoral student in biological engineering at the […]

Biological engineering doctoral student wins research award

Story by: Jashin Lin Mizzou graduate student Rebecca Whiting recently won a research award from the University of Missouri Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (MU-iCATS), for a project that aims to reduce blindness from retinal degeneration by injecting protective proteins directly into the eyes. It’s a lofty goal, but for her, it’s personal. Whiting, […]

Paper on nuclear battery rated as outstanding at conference

Story by: Jashin Lin Very small batteries for very small devices are the subject of Mizzou Engineering professor Jae Kwon’s recent paper submitted to the 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (also known this year by its snappier name, Transducers 2009). The paper was awarded the honor of being selected as “outstanding […]

TigerPlace: where care and aging with dignity go hand-in-hand with technology

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” It’s a catchphrase that has been the stuff of jokes and parodies since a 1980s stiffly dramatized commercial for a medical alarm company, but fall risk assessment and prevention for the elderly is serious business. Researchers at the University of Missouri have been collaborating for the past […]

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