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Spreading the good news of sustainability

Spreading the good news of sustainability

by Megan Schaltegger Since its founding in 2013, the Energy Strategies Student Advisory Group, also known as ESSAG, has made strides to increase sustainability and awareness across MU’s campus. The committee — comprised of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and energy management personnel — was first appointed by the chancellor. Leadership has since shifted to […]

IAC to continue auditing, educational program

MU Engineering hosts the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center, one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.

Faculty, grad student co-authored textbook lands atop Amazon best-seller list

Mark Prelas, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and five of his graduate students — Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, J.D. Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso and Denis Wisniewski — wrote Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes, published by Springer Press in its prestigious “Lecture Notes in Energy” series earlier this year. The book spent time as the No. 1 new release in Nuclear on Amazon.

Chemical engineering professor lands competitive Department of Energy grant

Chad Xing, a professor in the MU Chemical Engineering Department, put forth a proposal for a project that will develop a process for low-cost production of battery materials for lithium ion batteries and beyond. The Department of Energy’s award of $2,215,560 will allow Xing to develop his proposed manufacturing technology over the course of the next three years.

MAE assistant professor selected as Powe Award recipient

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) recently selected Jian “Javen” Lin, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, as one of 35 recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award out of 134 applicants.

First water-based nuclear battery developed at MU

Think about how many devices you come across each day that are battery powered. The list is almost endless, and for that reason, researchers and scientists constantly are searching for the next big improvement, the next battery breakthrough.

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