Faculty, staff, students recognized for outstanding contributions, performance
The College of Engineering on Friday recognized faculty, staff and students for outstanding performance and dedication during an Awards Banquet alongside distinguished alumni.
Team develops technique to segment carbon nanotube forests in images
Mizzou Engineering researchers are another step closer to controlling the properties of carbon nanotubes growing in mass quantities.
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.
Calyam, collaborators using AI to assist local news organizations
Each day, local newsrooms across the United States are inundated with a myriad of press releases and story pitches competing for attention from a staff already strapped for time. Prasad Calyam, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his team are among an elite group of researchers working to integrate automation and artificial intelligence to help local news organizations solve this challenge and others.
Mizzou Engineer lends protein prediction expertise to climate change studies at Danforth Plant Science Center
An inter-institutional research team is using the power of computational analysis to pinpoint which plant genes confer resilience against rising temperatures that threaten global food supplies in the coming decades. Mizzou Engineering Professor Jianlin “Jack” Cheng — one of the first scientists in the world to use deep learning, a powerful artificial intelligence technique, to predict protein structures — adds a unique perspective to the work. Since 2018, he’s been collaborating with Dr. Ru Zhang, a plant scientist at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, to leverage computational tools in the study of plant genes.
Missouri Water Center works to monitor water quality, quantities; train students
When it comes to water, there are a lot of stakeholders. Not only do we all need access to clean water—including fish and wildlife—but local economies rely on lakes and rivers for agriculture and tourism. When there’s not enough, droughts can destroy a year’s worth of crops. Too much can cause flooding that devastates communities. With those factors in mind, Mizzou established the Missouri Water Center a year ago, merging two former centers.
Team earns ‘Best Paper Award’ for developing AI model to track waterfowl
An interdisciplinary Mizzou team received a “Best Paper Award” after developing system that can automatically identify individual birds in images of waterfowl flocks.
Engineering team develops autonomous alarm system for work zone vehicles
A Mizzou Engineering team has developed an innovative alert system that tells drivers when they’re in danger of colliding with a mobile work zone vehicle.
Probing the matter/life nexis: Zia brings colloidal physics research to Mizzou
Equipped with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Matter-to-Life Program, Roseanna N. Zia is using a special class of physics to explore what it means to be alive.
Wear and forget: an ultrasoft material for on-skin health devices
Zheng Yan and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri may have a solution. They have created an ultrasoft “skin-like” material — that’s both breathable and stretchable — for use in the development of an on-skin, wearable bioelectronic device.