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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.

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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.

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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.

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Engineering team places first, third at inaugural segmentation challenge

A Mizzou Engineering team took first and third place at a new competition aimed to advance methods to not only detect but also trace the 3D shape of a specific type of brain lesion in newborns. The BONBID-HIE Lesion Segmentation Challenge was part of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2023) and sponsored by Boston Children’s Hospital and its Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging Developmental Science Center and Harvard Medical School.

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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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Calyam leading efforts to establish zero trust cybersecurity approach for battlefield communications

A Mizzou Engineer is leading efforts to establish a new cybersecurity approach to better protect classified information and communications on the battlefield. Prasad Calyam — Greg L. Gilliom Professor of Cyber Security and director of the Mizzou Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure — is leading the project as Principal Investigator of a National Security Agency grant.

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University of Missouri establishes Missouri Work Zone Safety Center of Excellence

As the State of Missouri embarks on the expansion of Interstate 70, the vital east-west transportation corridor connecting St. Louis and Kansas City, researchers at the University of Missouri are preparing to leverage the institution’s 30-plus years of proven expertise in highway work zone safety research to help keep drivers and workers safe during the estimated five-to-seven-year project.

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Team devising methods to make computer chips more energy efficient, sustainable

A Mizzou Engineering team is devising a method to make computer chips designed to run deep neural networks (DNNs) not only reliable, but also energy efficient and sustainable.

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Wang receives funding to develop technology to study natural seeps

A thousand feet under the ocean, plumes of gases are rising out of plant and animal fossils. These natural seeps provide necessary food and energy for marine life. In rare situations, they could also pose challenges to oceanic exploration if they are massive in volume and could be releasing methane into the environment in shallow waters.

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Bridging the gap to graduate school: Spears gains research experience at REU over the summer

Before this summer, Nia Spears had never conducted research. Now, she says she feels prepared for graduate school, thanks to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation.