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 […]

An All-American Engineer

An All-American Engineer

  Daniel Hein, a senior in mechanical and aerospace engineering, made Mizzou history this past academic year. He was named to his second consecutive Academic All-America® Men’s Division I At-Large First Team. He became the first Mizzou swimmer and only the fifth Mizzou student-athlete to achieve this distinction. Hein has been successful in the water […]

Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

In the future, a durable coating could help keep food-contact surfaces clean in the food processing industry, including in meat processing plants. A new study from a team of University of Missouri engineers and food scientists demonstrates that the coating — made from titanium dioxide — is capable of eliminating foodborne germs, such as salmonella […]

Improving the Performance of UAVs

Improving the Performance of UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a major tool in the current arsenal for the U.S. military. They are used ever increasingly for a variety of missions to help keep personnel out of harm’s way. A UAV must perform well in all environmental conditions, powered by a reliable internal combustion engine and/or electric propulsion. However, the […]

Mizzou Engineering Alum Leads Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Mizzou Engineering Alum Leads Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Intersection at the Transportation Research Center working on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Imagine your hour-long commute to work, typically taken up by podcasts, the radio or listening to music. But what if you could do more with this time? Mizzou Engineering alum Tanner Thiessen is at the forefront of testing and developing the latest autonomous and [...]
Career Liftoff

Career Liftoff

Mark Magnante’s internship at Northrop Grumman in Ogden, Utah is helping him learn the role of a test engineer. “For my internship, I am creating flight test plan contingencies for the flight testing of next generation rockets,” Magnante said. “I am gaining insights into methods and procedures to prevent slippage in schedules in terms of […]

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Jennifer Sullivan is a facilities project manager on the University of Missouri’s planning, design and construction team. She played a role in early site development for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the university’s newest research facility. The institute, a cornerstone of the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, is expected to be completed […]

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