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Mizzou Engineering ChemE Car Team places in top 10 at nationals

After placing second in the regional competition this past May, Mizzou Engineering’s ChemE Car Team took its backpack-sized car, many hours of preparation and Mizzou pride to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers‘ ChemE Car National competition (AlChE) and successfully placed in the top 10. “They were only 18 inches away from the line and […]

Nanoantenna reinvents solar energy

The yellow dwarf star at the center of our solar system that reliably illuminates and warms this planet was considered a deity in ancient cultures. The science behind the sun’s energy only gradually occurred to the curious and the ingenious. Today, the ability to harvest solar energy is viewed as one of the foremost solutions […]

New chemical engineering faculty member receives Powe Grant

Sheila Baker, an assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri since January, has been awarded an Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Seed Grant. Out of the 118 submissions from the 98 ORAU member universities to the grant program, 30 awards were made “to enrich the research […]

Chemical engineering student receives Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award

When chemical engineering graduate student Tapashree Tah came to the University of Missouri in 2006 after living in India her whole life, she felt what many international students feel. “I wanted to celebrate festivals from home and meet other international students,” Tapashree said. She didn’t waste time finding ways to fill those voids. Tah got […]

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” punch line of the old cliché just as easily refers to the lack of available tools to help businesses, organizations and individuals make informed decisions about the viability and the political and economic impact of […]

Engineering students chosen for prestigious Mizzou ‘39

Every year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) names 39 outstanding seniors to the elite Mizzou ’39 class, and this year three engineers made the cut. Anna McLaughlin, Matthias Young and Matt Wopata all received the prestigious distinction for their academic achievements, leadership and service. The AASB began Mizzou ’39 in 2005 as a […]

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 […]

Chemical engineering adds a student lounge

An MU College of Engineering renovation project that began with the razing of the high bay portion of Lafferre Hall in early in 2008 is nearing completion, with dedication slated for early November. The reconstruction, which will add upgraded classrooms, labs and student commons, is not the only new student-centric space being added within Mizzou […]

MU Researchers collaborate with company to take green technology on the road

MU Researchers collaborate with company to take green technology on the road

Ground corncobs, a plentiful agricultural by-product in Missouri and surrounding Corn Belt states, are the main ingredient in a new technology that may soon power natural-gas-powered vehicles on the country’s highways. The technology vital to making this a reality was developed by Peter Pfeifer, professor and chair of the MU Department of Physics, and Galen […]

Chemical engineering student presents prize-winning poster

It is no small accomplishment to win the Chancellor’s Award in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category at the 2009 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. This year judges reviewed the posters of 140 undergraduates and rated them on theoretical motivation, context within each student’s academic discipline, mastery of the relevant concepts and presentation quality. […]

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