Meet Praveen Edara

Meet Praveen Edara

Diverging diamond interchanges have been shown to reduce the number of car crashes by more than half and save states millions of dollars in construction costs. But before the first one debuted in 2009, researchers across the country spent years testing them in simulated environments. Meet Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study [...]
Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

More nutritious, shelf-stable soy-based products could be coming to a grocery store near you within the next five years — good news for health-conscious consumers and Missouri farmers alike. Mizzou’s Kiruba Krishnaswamy has received funding from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) to come up with a process to develop tastier powdered milk, yogurt and [...]
‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Each year in the United States, millions of tons of plastic waste are discarded and not recycled, leading to serious environmental problems. In an effort to help keep this waste from ending up in the environment, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri [...]
Meet Syed Kamrul Islam

Meet Syed Kamrul Islam

Low-power biomedical devices have the ability to transform human health, from identifying chronic kidney disease to predicting diabetes and detecting respiratory issues. At Mizzou Engineering, you’ll find that work happening in the Analog/Mixed Signal and Devices Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Meet Syed Kamrul Islam, who’s at the helm [...]
Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Image of nanotube forest micropillars. The research team is now growing carbon nanotubes in the Advanced Nanostructures Lab. Image captured by Ramakrishna Surya a PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to provide lightweight, flexible materials that could revolutionize the world. In their perfect form, these molecules — which are [...]
New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

A Mizzou researcher is working on a more energy efficient way to transform seawater into fresh drinking water. There are quintillions of gallons of water in the world’s oceans, but, as the Ancient Mariner lamented in 1798, not a drop to drink. And current processes to extract salt from seawater are expensive and energy intensive. [...]
Proposed tool would give users control of social media images

Proposed tool would give users control of social media images

Imagine unexpectedly seeing yourself in a publicly shared photo on social media. Maybe you don’t want anyone to know you’re on vacation for security reasons but get captured on the beach in a stranger’s family photo. Or in a crowd at a sporting event when you called in sick that day. Or maybe it’s just [...]
Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Farmers in the future could have an easier way to test produce for pesticide residue thanks to the work of Mizzou Engineers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, and a team of students and international collaborators have come up with a way to use sensors and films to detect microscopic levels [...]
Researcher investigating new types of blast-resistant glass

Researcher investigating new types of blast-resistant glass

Professor Hani Salim is studying new types of blast-resistant glass. Buildings have some level of protection against explosions, thanks to the work of Mizzou Engineers; however, windows remain a hazard. Now, Professor Hani Salim is looking into innovative new ways to keep glass from shattering in the event of a blast. Salim, who’s in the [...]

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