Faculty, grad student co-authored textbook lands atop Amazon best-seller list

Mark Prelas, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and five of his graduate students — Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, J.D. Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso and Denis Wisniewski — wrote Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes, published by Springer Press in its prestigious “Lecture Notes in Energy” series earlier this year. The book spent time as the No. 1 new release in Nuclear on Amazon.

Family encouragement leads doctoral student to academic success

In May 2015, Amal Al-Yasiri earned her doctorate from MU in nuclear engineering/medical physics. The second of seven children in the Al-Ghazaliya neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Al-Yasiri’s father, proud of her academic success, urged her to earn her doctorate, advising her to study abroad.

First water-based nuclear battery developed at MU

Think about how many devices you come across each day that are battery powered. The list is almost endless, and for that reason, researchers and scientists constantly are searching for the next big improvement, the next battery breakthrough.

Radiopharmaceutical production in the face of nuclear nonproliferation

According to the World Nuclear Association, approximately 90 percent of nuclear medicine procedures conducted worldwide are diagnostic in nature and fully 30 million of them utilize the radioisotope technetium-99m (Tc-99m). More than half of these procedures occur in the United States, and for nearly a decade, there has been an international effort to ensure that […]

Radiopharmaceutical production in the face of nuclear nonproliferation

According to the World Nuclear Association, approximately 90 percent of nuclear medicine procedures conducted worldwide are diagnostic in nature and fully 30 million of them utilize the radioisotope technetium-99m (Tc-99m). More than half of these procedures occur in the United States, and for nearly a decade, there has been an international effort to ensure that […]

Mechanical engineering students present research at nuclear conference

Four mechanical engineering students and two faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C., in November to make presentations on their research to American Nuclear Society members at the organization’s annual fall meeting. Conference attendees included members from industry and academia. “It’s an opportunity for these individuals to promote themselves and the work that they’ve been doing,” […]

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