Engineering brighter smiles

Nanova, Inc. — founded by MU engineers — has developed a method to whiten teeth rapidly, affordably and with minimal pain.

What does it take to be a faculty entrepreneur?

Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.

Better dental bond means fewer trips to the dentist

Clinical trials are expected to begin early this summer on a technology that aims to make visits to the dentist easier and less frequent. Mechanical engineering Associate Professor Qingsong Yu said the plasma dental “brush” he and Hao Li, also an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, have […]

Taking the bite out of dentistry

Dental phobias could soon lose much of their bite if a Mizzou Engineering research team succeeds in its efforts to develop a low-temperature plasma brush that could replace conventional dentist drills. Qingsong Yu and Hao Li, assistant professors in mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading a multicampus university research team that has received a $270,000 […]

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