MU’s College of Engineering has not one, but two faculty members whose companies were honored as R&D 100 finalists, an international recognition given to only 100 companies worldwide.
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.
The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. This year, the company — founded by C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.
Bioengineering, mechanical engineering students take top honors at spring undergraduate research forum
Two bioengineering students and a mechanical engineering student were recognized for Chancellor’s Awards for excellence at the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.
The University of Missouri hosted the 5th Annual Missouri Technology Expo on October 16, serving as a forum allowing researchers and MU startups to pitch technologies and business plans to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies.
Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.
In Feng “Tom” Zhao Zhang’s world, social experiments are as common as his engineering ones. The doctoral student thrives working in a team and is looking forward to working in industry.
In 2013, one of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s faculty members received recognition and six students from the department were honored for their achievements at the annual Missouri Honor Awards banquet.