Torq ‘N Tigers win five performance categories at international event

Torq ‘N Tigers win five performance categories at international event

Mizzou’s Torq ’N Tigers team took first place in five categories at the 2021 International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. Members of the team design and build a tractor each year for the competition. This year, they placed first in durability, low hook 1100-pound class, high hook 1100-pound class, low hook 1600-pound class and […]

Nassar awarded NSF CAREER grant to explore mathematics of deployable structures

Nassar awarded NSF CAREER grant to explore mathematics of deployable structures

Assistant Professor Hussein Nassar in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department recently won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant. He received the award for his work on identifying unifying mathematical models that can explain the behavior of deployable structures. Research into these morphing metamaterials could aid in the […]

Mizzou Space Program launches into Argonia Cup

Mizzou Space Program launches into Argonia Cup

The small village of Argonia, Kansas, is probably not your first choice of destinations for a spring break trip. However, eight members of the Mizzou Space Program (MSP) traveled there to participate in a rocketry contest this year. This year’s Argonia Cup Collegiate Rocketry Competition featured 17 teams from eight states, including one team from […]

Student-veteran soars into career

Student-veteran soars into career

A soon-to-be Mizzou Engineering graduate’s career path will come full circle when he starts a job as an aircraft systems designer at Garmin in May. Caleb Edmonds, a senior from Parkville, Missouri, will focus on the installation of Garmin’s auto pilot systems into many types of aircraft. “I will be determining how to install and […]

Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award

Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Zheng Yan has received the 2021 UM System Presidential Faculty Award for Career Excellence Early Career – STEM. Yan is an assistant professor, holding a joint appointment between the Department of Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. “It’s a great honor to me. For the last […]

Manring named new dean of the College of Engineering

Manring named new dean of the College of Engineering

April 14, 2021Contact: MU News Bureau University of Missouri Provost Latha Ramchand today announced that Noah Manring has been named the new dean of the MU College of Engineering. Manring has served as the interim dean of the college since May 2020 following the departure of Elizabeth Loboa. He will assume his new duties on […]

Mizzou Engineers Experiment in Zero Gravity

Mizzou Engineers Experiment in Zero Gravity

A Mizzou Engineering team consisting of researchers and students recently performed and completed their work in a unique setting – a zero-gravity environment. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Research Professor Sheng Wang and Research Assistant Elle Yan, PhD, led the team aboard the G-FORCE ONE last month at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. […]

Ma Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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,” Ma said. “I’m thankful for the support I received from Shubhra (Gangopadhyay). Without her […]

Zhang Named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Zhang Named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Yuwen Zhang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was recently named a University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor. The University of Missouri Board of Curators unanimously approved this designation on Sept. 24, 2020. “This is great news to be recognized for the highest academic rank in the University of Missouri System,” Zhang said. “I believe […]

Improving Efficiency of Gas-Powered Water Heaters

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. Hongbin (Bill) Ma, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the primary investigator of an MU research group that is tasked with […]

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