MAE Research, Page 2

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Smart material prototype challenges Newton’s laws of motion

For more than 10 years, Guoliang Huang, the Huber and Helen Croft Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been investigating the unconventional properties of “metamaterials” — an artificial material that exhibits properties not commonly found in nature as defined by Newton’s laws of motion — in his long-term pursuit of designing an ideal metamaterial. Huang’s goal is to help control the “elastic” energy waves traveling through larger structures — such as an aircraft — without light and small “metastructures.”

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Team develops technique using humidity to make 3D printing faster, more efficient

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a new technique that uses humidity to make 3D printing faster and more efficient when fabricating small, complex structures.

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A new view of microscopic processes

With the support of a two-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and an additional $300,000 from the university, Matt Maschmann and a team of researchers are purchasing new equipment which will allow researchers to conduct scientific experiments while simultaneously viewing reactions as they happen in real time.

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Team develops technique to segment carbon nanotube forests in images

Mizzou Engineering researchers are another step closer to controlling the properties of carbon nanotubes growing in mass quantities.

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Probing the matter/life nexis: Zia brings colloidal physics research to Mizzou

Equipped with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Matter-to-Life Program, Roseanna N. Zia is using a special class of physics to explore what it means to be alive.

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Wear and forget: an ultrasoft material for on-skin health devices

Zheng Yan and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri may have a solution. They have created an ultrasoft “skin-like” material — that’s both breathable and stretchable — for use in the development of an on-skin, wearable bioelectronic device.

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Mizzou researchers provide direct evidence of localized explosion of aluminum nanoparticle

A Mizzou Engineering team has provided direct evidence of a localized explosion of an aluminum nanoparticle, a mechanism first theorized in 2006.

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Mizzou Engineering researchers design new heart health wearable device

A team of Mizzou Engineering researchers are using a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help create a breathable material — with antibacterial and antiviral properties — to support the team’s ongoing development of a multifunctional, wearable heart monitor.

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Team develops technique to fabricate electronics onto everyday objects

A Mizzou Engineering team has developed a new technique to fabricate electronics onto everyday objects.

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Researcher studying supercritical carbon dioxide for efficient applications

Chanwoo Park recently received funding from the U.S. Army to apply supercritical CO2 for cooling systems for unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) that take advantage of CO2 in an abnormal state somewhere between a vapor and a liquid.