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Ma honored with Progress in Entrepreneurship Award; Calyam nominated in education category

Curators Professor Hongbin “Bill” Ma, chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was honored with the 2022 Progress in Entrepreneurship Award from the Columbia Missourian this week.


UM Curators name Hongbin ‘Bill’ Ma Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Mizzou Engineering’s Hongbin “Bill” Ma has been named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System. “I’m so honored,” Ma said. “This is certainly a highlight of my career at Mizzou, and I appreciate my colleagues and students who have supported me…


Ma awarded patent for second generation Burnout coffee mug

A new coffee mug on the market instantly cools boiling liquids to the ideal drinking temperature, the second generation of the Burnout mug.


Engineering faculty recognized for patents that take research to market

When Mizzou Engineering’s top faculty aren’t teaching the next generation of engineers, they’re busy collaborating with medical, plant science and other researchers across campus to make life better for the rest of us.


Mechanical Engineering Chair reflects on the students behind his research

As a lover of learning, himself, Hongbin "Bill" Ma continues to foster the next generation of researchers and creators.

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Meet Hongbin ‘Bill’ Ma

Imagine having a two-sided lunchbox that could keep your soda cool all day while also heating a can of soup at lunch. Or a temperature-controlled swimming pool that allowed you to swim in November. What about a high-tech beach umbrella that could keep you 15 degrees cooler than the air around it? Sound like a…


Ma Named MAE Chair

Professor Hongbin “Bill” Ma has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) by College of Engineering Interim Dean Noah Manring. Ma started his appointment Jan. 1.


Ma Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Hongbin “Bill” Ma was elected to the level of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This is the top professional designation for academic inventors worldwide. “I am very excited about being named a Fellow,”…

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Improving Efficiency of Gas-Powered Water Heaters

A faculty-led research team at Mizzou Engineering is collaborating with a national laboratory and private industry to develop technology that may ultimately lead to less natural gas consumption in consumer-grade gas water heaters.