Mizzou Engineering researcher helps turn food wastes into biodegradable plastics
A Mizzou Engineer is helping researchers at Virginia Tech develop a process to convert food wastes into biodegradable plastics. Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an associate professor of chemical and biomedical Engineering and a bioprocess engineer. She’s part of a team that received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to upscale bioplastic production with the goal of replacing petroleum-based plastics while also keeping leftovers out of landfills.
Calyam, collaborators using AI to assist local news organizations
Each day, local newsrooms across the United States are inundated with a myriad of press releases and story pitches competing for attention from a staff already strapped for time. Prasad Calyam, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his team are among an elite group of researchers working to integrate automation and artificial intelligence to help local news organizations solve this challenge and others.
Mizzou Engineer leading NSF Convergence Accelerator project to ensure food safety
A Mizzou Engineer is leading a team to develop new technologies that will quickly detect foodborne pathogens with the goal of improving food safety, especially among lower socioeconomic communities.
Team using artificial intelligence to revolutionize infrared sensors
With funding from the U.S. Army, a Mizzou Engineering team and collaborators are using artificial intelligence in hopes of revolutionizing infrared sensors.
In pursuit of better lithium-ion batteries
By Eric Stann | MU News Bureau From personal electronics to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are used in many technologies today.…
Researcher continues work to decode genome sequences
In the future, hospitals and clinics may be able to better manage diseases by pinpointing exactly how an individual’s body will respond to treatment. But first, they need a fast, efficient and secure way to analyze DNA, or human genome sequences. Enter Praveen Rao, an associate professor with joint appointments in Health Management & Informatics…
Engineer develops underwater imaging system to investigate natural seeps
It’s estimated that roughly 160,000 tons of oil and gas naturally enter North American waters each year. These so-called “natural seeps” are hydrocarbons that come out of plant or animal fossils under the seafloor. Depending on where they are, the bubbles…
Engineering team receives $3M to develop improved blast-resistant curtain walls
A Mizzou Engineering team is investigating ways to keep large glass exteriors from shattering.
Engineer receives $2.3 million grant to investigate new disease
Professor Shinghua Ding has received a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate a previously unknown disease.
$2.6 million grant to help establish online clinical engineering program
Mizzou Engineers have received funding to develop and implement one of the first online certificate programs in the U.S. for clinical engineering.