New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

A Mizzou researcher is working on a more energy efficient way to transform seawater into fresh drinking water. There are quintillions of gallons of water in the world’s oceans, but, as the Ancient Mariner lamented in 1798, not a drop to drink. And current processes to extract salt from seawater are expensive and energy intensive. [...]
Designing new ways to understand material

Designing new ways to understand material

Individual electrode components used to measure mass and thickness of a material during electrochemical operation. A Mizzou Engineer has designed two techniques for understanding the behavior of materials. In one report, Matthias Young has developed a new way to measure mass and thickness of a material during electrochemical operation. And in a second report, he [...]
Brand new REU materializes at Mizzou Engineering

Brand new REU materializes at Mizzou Engineering

Mizzou Engineering has been awarded a third prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site, this one with a creative twist. Principal investigator Heather Hunt, associate professor of Bioengineering; co-principal investigator Mahmoud Almasri, associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the materials-focused faculty in MU’s College of Engineering found out […]

Paper illustrates how researchers can boost flexural wave sensing

Guoliang Huang, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, led an MU research team that published “Enhanced flexural wave sensing by adaptive gradient-index metamaterials” in Scientific Reports. The paper illustrates how the team developed active metamaterials to boost the elastic wave signals in large structures.

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