ThermAvant International — founded by Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — recently released another breakthrough product on the portable beverage market. Meet Burnout, the temperature-regulating travel mug guaranteed to quickly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to a drinkable zone of 140 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes and keep it there for hours — a quickness and longevity unmatched by competitors.
A collaboration between the University of Missouri and University of Bologna in Italy led to the first COMPARE: A Symposium to Explore Synergies in Food & Agricultural Systems Studies at the MU College of Engineering in May.
The list — published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association — had the UM System ranked 70th in 2017 with 37 total utility patents, an improvement over MU’s finish of 83rd for 2016.
Being able to explain your work is a critical skill for any engineer, and Andy Winholtz’s efforts to instill it in Mizzou engineers recently earned him the Win Horner Award for Writing Intensive Teaching.
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering undergraduate Molly Laird earned the CELDi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award for her outstanding research done on behalf of the organization.
Seyed Moein Rassoulinejad-Mousavi earned the Anderson Award, one of two awards given for either teaching or research excellence by a graduate student at the University of Missouri.