Archives for May 20, 2016

S&T’s Steel Bridge team heads to nationals

The Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Design Team competes in the Gale Bullman Building on Thursday April 21, 2016.                           Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Design Team competes in the Gale Bullman Building on Thursday April 21, 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Steel Bridge Design Team will compete at the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this May.

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Yang named 2016 ONR Young Investigator for metasurfaces research

Missouri S&T assistant professor Xiaodong Yang was one of 47 recipients of the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. There were 280 applicants for the award.

Missouri S&T assistant professor Xiaodong Yang was one of 47 recipients of the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. There were 280 applicants for the award.

Dr. Xiaodong Yang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for his optical metasurfaces research.

Yang’s work has applications in areas such as optical wireless communication, car acceleration sensors, cell phone displays, disease diagnostics and mechanical energy harvesting.

“The ONR YIP is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country,” according to the Office of Naval Research. “Its purpose is to fund early career academic researchers — called investigators — whose scientific pursuits show outstanding promise for supporting the Department of Defense while also promoting their professional development.” [Read more…]