Sparking innovation for research
A scanning electron microscope at the University of Missouri Research Reactor will enhance the facility’s investigative capabilities for materials research and discoveries.
Mizzou Engineers advanced energy, AI, materials, transportation, health in 2023
This past year, Mizzou Engineers worked on significant solutions to society’s most-pressing challenges. They advanced nuclear power. They studied ways to turn leftover bread crust into plastics that will degrade naturally in the environment. They made artificial intelligence explain itself. They invented new materials, investigated self-driving trucks and came up with an innovative system to optimize blood supplies.
NSF Research Traineeship program to prepare materials and data scientists
A five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is establishing a doctoral training program at the University of Missouri to help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers to work in the emerging fields of materials science and data science and analytics.
REU: Undergraduates explore materials science across engineering disciplines
Students participating in a materials science-focused summer program have spent nine weeks at Mizzou Engineering getting hands on research experience.
On anniversary, MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute celebrates success
Since opening a year ago, the MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute (MUMSEI) has had a lot of tangible successes.
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.
Mizzou celebrates opening of MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute
A new institute at Mizzou will advance collaboration around materials research and education across campus. University and College leaders celebrated the grand opening of the MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute (MUMSEI) at a symposium and ribbon cutting event on Friday.
New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water
A Mizzou Engineer is taking another look at a desalination system that uses electricity to pull ions out of water.
Designing new ways to understand material
A Mizzou Engineer has designed two techniques for understanding the behavior of materials. The discoveries could be a game-changer for material scientists working to improve batteries and other technologies.