Mizzou Engineers create novel approach to control energy waves in fourth dimension
In recent years scientists like Guoliang Huang, the Huber and Helen Croft Chair in Engineering, have explored a “fourth dimension” (4D), or synthetic dimension, as an extension of our current physical reality.
Smart material prototype challenges Newton’s laws of motion
For more than 10 years, Guoliang Huang, the Huber and Helen Croft Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been investigating the unconventional properties of “metamaterials” — an artificial material that exhibits properties not commonly found in nature as defined by Newton’s laws of motion — in his long-term pursuit of designing an ideal metamaterial. Huang’s goal is to help control the “elastic” energy waves traveling through larger structures — such as an aircraft — without light and small “metastructures.”
Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment
Researchers have developed a metamaterial that can respond to its environment, independently make a decision, and perform an action not directed by a human being.
Chemical Engineer using metamaterials to harvest terahertz energy
A Mizzou Engineer is working on a way to harvest this terahertz energy using three-dimensional metamaterials
MAE alumnus to be professor at Hong Kong university
Yangyang Chen, a research assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will begin his faculty career at a world-renowned institution. He is going to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), rated the 56th best university in the world in 2021, according to Times Higher…
New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers
Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A cloak is a coating material that makes an object indistinguishable from its surroundings or undetectable by external field measurements.