Interdisciplinary team develops fast, reliable model to predict how seeds move
Playing an essential foundational role in an ecosystem, plants contribute to the well-being of human health by helping create resources like food and medicine. Therefore, to better understand how plants can maintain resiliency in the face of challenges like climate change, a team of researchers at the University of Missouri and Michigan State University recently collaborated to develop an innovative mathematical model that can provide fast and reliable predictions of how far wind can carry a plant’s seeds.
Xiao Honored 2023 Emerging Investigator, Presents Keynote at AWWA Conference
Feng “Frank” Xiao, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) as the 2023 Emerging Investigator lecturer and presented a keynote address at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference in Dallas last month.
Mizzou faculty discuss road projects during MSPE Fall PDH Days
Two civil engineering faculty members joined industry professionals and state agencies for the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) Fall PDH Days in October.
Mizzou Engineer developing system to combat cybersickness experienced by soldiers using XR goggles
In theory, augmented and virtual reality are ideal tools to train soldiers for battle in safe, controlled settings. In reality, these extended reality (XR) goggles are causing all sorts of problems — headaches, nausea, eye strain and other forms of so-called cybersickness.
Passion for AI brings international student to Mizzou Engineering
For international student Ashwin Dhakal, the opportunities of AI symbolize the transformative experiences and personal growth he’s had at MU.
Algae-based manufacturing system uses CO2 to create eco-friendly plastic
Biodegradable plastics made from sustainable sources and CO2 are one step closer to reality thanks, in part, to a Mizzou Engineer’s expertise in bioprocesses and bioproducts.
Researcher outlines process to simplify manufacturing of solid-state lighting
LED lighting is replacing traditional incandescent lighting across the country. These light-emitting diodes are energy efficient, but also problematic. Not only are they costly, they also emit harsh blue lighting that’s polluting our night sky and interrupting our sleep patterns. Mizzou Engineering’s Peifen Zhu is coming up with better solid-state lighting technology.
Mizzou Engineer part of Dept. of Energy project to cut greenhouse gas emissions at wastewater treatment plants
A Mizzou Engineer is part of a multi-disciplinary team working to improve wastewater treatment processes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half without increasing costs to plants.
Benefits of graduate school touted at Engineering Research Open House
Undergraduate students had the opportunity to hear about graduate research projects during the Research Open House. Earning a master’s degree means seeing a significant increase in your earning potential for life, and the payoff is even greater when you complete at Ph.D. In addition to becoming an expert in your field and gaining a competitive edge in the workforce, graduate students also conduct world-changing research.
Expert in electronics, biomedical devices gives invited talks in Italy, Alabama
Syed Kamrul Islam, chair of electrical engineering and computer science at Mizzou, shared his expertise at two invited talks this past month, including an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International event in Italy.