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.
Krishnaswamy shares solutions for a zero hunger world at AAAS Conference
More than 2 billion people in the world face hidden hunger and malnutrition, even as 1.3 billion tons of edible food is either lost or wasted every year. Meanwhile, it’s estimated that the global human population will increase to 9-10 billion over the next 50 years, putting even more strain on food production. These are overwhelmingly complex problems. Assistant Professor Kiruba Krishnaswamy has a way of making solutions sound simple.
Bowders retires from Mizzou Engineering after 25 years
John Bowders, P.E. and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has retired following a 25-year career at Mizzou Engineering. The College celebrated his career during a retirement reception…
Mizzou Engineering welcomes 14 new faculty members
Mizzou Engineering welcomed 14 new faculty members, including 11 tenure-track faculty who bring expertise in areas such as pollution remediation, manufacturing and computational material science. “We’re excited to bring in this group of educators and researchers who will make tremendous contributions to the College,” Dean Noah Manring said. “Students will, no doubt, benefit greatly from…
Guidoboni elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Giovanna Guidoboni has been elected a member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts, comprised of eminent scientists and scholars. Guidoboni is Associate Dean of Research for Mizzou Engineering and a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a joint appointment in Mathematics at the College of Arts and Science. “I’m honored…
Kemper Award reflects Noble’s unwavering dedication to students
Professor Jim Noble was "totally surprised" to receive the Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching. Those who know him weren't.
Noble receives William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
IMSE Chair and Professor James Noble received a 2022 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
As president of IEEE CIS, Keller puts focus on outreach, education and diversity
Curators' Distinguished Professor Jim Keller is serving as president of the Computational Intelligence Society under the umbrella of IEEE.
Cheng elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows
Jianlin “Jack” Cheng — William and Nancy Thompson Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science — has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows for his outstanding and pioneering contributions to developing machine learning for modeling protein and genome structures.
Mizzou Engineer proposes new guidance law for landing on Mars
Landing a spacecraft on Mars isn’t an easy feat. According to NASA, only about 40 percent of all Mars missions have succeeded, because it requires a vehicle to go from 12,500 miles per hour to zero in a short amount of time while adjusting for heat, pressure and other constraints. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is proposing a new landing strategy that could be more efficient and effective than current methods.