Archives for January 7, 2016

Yang receives NSF CAREER Award for metamaterials research

Professor Xiaodong Yang works on optical metamaterials that have wide applications in daily life, such as cellphone displays and solar cells.

Professor Xiaodong Yang works on optical metamaterials that have wide applications in daily life, such as cellphone displays and solar cells.

Dr. Xiaodong Yang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work on optical metamaterials.

Yang’s work could lead to thinner and brighter cellphone displays; molecular sensors for homeland security and healthcare; optical interconnects for broadband high-speed Internet communication; optical lenses for high-resolution microscopes; and high-efficiency solar cells and thermoelectric cells. It comes through his research on “Light Manipulation in Metal-Dielectric Multilayer Metamaterials with Large Anisotropy.” [Read more…]

Missouri S&T professor a clue on ‘Jeopardy!’

Professor Gerald Cohen, an expert on word origins, edits a learned journal called "Comments on" thisThis professor of foreign languages at Missouri University of Science and Technology was a clue this week on the popular TV game show Jeopardy!

Who is Dr. Gerald Cohen?

That’s right. Cohen, a professor of foreign languages at Missouri S&T, earned the distinction of being named in a clue on the Wednesday, Jan. 6, edition of the show. The clue was:  “Professor Gerald Cohen, an expert on word origins, edits a learned journal called ‘Comments on’ this.” [Read more…]