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Engineering team working with Port of Alaska, stakeholders to assess operations, develop interactive portal

A Mizzou Engineering team is working with the Port of Alaska and its stakeholders to assess freight and fuel truck operations and develop an interactive digital communication portal for improving visibility into Port operations. Sharan Srinivas, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, received funding from the Alaska Department of Transportation (AKDOT) for the two-pronged project.

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Mizzou Engineer outlines system to customize blood supply chain solutions

Blood supply chains can be complicated. On one hand, healthcare providers must make sure they have enough to meet demands, which can be unexpected. On the other hand, roughly 20 million donated platelets are discarded each year because they expire before they’re needed.

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Researchers devise new technique to monitor reactor coolant pumps

Nuclear power plants that provide needed electricity rely on reactor coolant pumps for safe, continuous and reliable operations. But if the pump malfunctions, it can take plants offline, requiring costly repairs and interrupting services, or, worse, cause environmental and safety problems. Now, a Mizzou industrial and systems engineering team has devised a new technique to…

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Mizzou team developing AI-based tool to predict trends in steel prices

A multidisciplinary research team at Mizzou is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a tool that can predict the trend in steel prices.

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Researcher developing new ways to fabricate microprobes, nano electrodes

A Mizzou Engineering faculty member is developing new ways to fabricate microprobes and nano electrodes that will help researchers across campus.

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Making ‘transport’ robots smarter

Researchers are working to speed up the online delivery process by developing a software model designed to make “transport” robots smarter.

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Engineering team develops last-mile delivery platform with help from I-Corps

When you order something online, shipping fees can be hefty as companies try to recoup the cost of delivering the product to your doorstep. To help offset some of those so-called “last-mile” expenses, a Mizzou Engineering team is developing a tool that will allow delivery companies to best optimize routes using electric vehicles and drones.

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Mizzou Engineer studying augmented reality to bring coursework to life

Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to bring coursework to life. Imagine, for instance, learning about supply chains by seeing the various components of an operation laid out in front of you, from the manufacturing…

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Team develops new method to determine lifespan of lithium-ion batteries

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a new way to determine how many times you can recharge a lithium-ion battery before it needs to be replaced. Lithium-ion batteries are common in electronics such as laptops, and they’re a key component to getting electric vehicles on the roads. They can be recharged hundreds of times, but…

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IMSE Spring 2022 Capstone Projects

Seniors in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering conclude their coursework with a capstone project. These capstone projects apply what they’ve learned in their classes to a manufacturing, health care or logistics problem provided by real-world companies.