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.”
Mizzou Engineering confers more than 400 degrees at Spring Commencement
More than 400 students graduated from Mizzou Engineering this past weekend, the largest class since 2019. Roseanna N. Zia, Associate Dean of Research and Wollersheim Professor, joined UM President Mun Choi to confer degrees at the Sunday, May 14, ceremony at Mizzou Arena.
On anniversary, MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute celebrates success
Since opening a year ago, the MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute (MUMSEI) has had a lot of tangible successes.
Build a community with Mizzou SASE
Wrapping up its first year of being an active student organization, Mizzou’s chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is looking forward to expanding programming and reaching out to more students in the Fall.
Graduate student to use environmental engineering, data analysis skills at NASA
He grew up in a water-strapped village in Afghanistan, worked as a water engineer who helped similar communities and wants to continue to conduct research around environmental problems while teaching future generations. In the meantime, Jaweed Nazary will spend his summer working at NASA.
Driving toward success
Four years ago, Ogheneobarome “Obaro” Emeje chose Mizzou to stay close to her family. Little did she know, she would find a second one once she arrived.
Graduates reflect on time at Mizzou and look forward to the future
Each spring, Mizzou Engineering students bury their heads in coursework, try to enjoy the gorgeous weather and think about the exciting experiences that summer brings. For graduates, that routine changes as they look to their future careers, graduate school and new adventures.
Birds of a feather: VirtualHacks 2023 inspires flock of students to explore extended reality
Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird, complete tasks as a goose, or step inside the 2013 viral game, “Flappy Bird?” Extended reality (XR) makes it possible, as more than two dozen students demonstrated at a recent XR hackathon.
Civil engineering students take honors at regional competition
Mizzou civil engineering students won awards at the 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-America Student Conference, hosted by Kansas State University.
Pioneer in degradation of ‘forever chemicals’ brings research to Mizzou
Before most of his peers knew them as “forever chemicals,” Feng “Frank” Xiao knew they were a problem. It was the early 2010s, and he was reviewing Centers for Disease Control data when he noticed a disturbing trend. Pre- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) — compounds mass marketed since the 1940s — were showing up in more than 95% of blood samples, and they appeared to be wreaking havoc on human health.