National experts come to S&T for GeoMO 2017

Civil and environmental engineering experts are the featured speakers when Missouri University of Science and Technology hosts the 2017 GeoMo symposium May 18.

The symposium, titled “Geophysics and Nondestructive Evaluation in the Assessment and Monitoring of Geotechnical and Infrastructure Systems,” is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. [Read more…]

Lead acid batteries to store energy in S&T’s EcoVillage

The houses in Missouri S&T’s EcoVillage will use lead acid batteries to store and distribute energy starting in fall 2017.
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By Halloween, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s new EcoVillage microgrid will be up and running on solar panels and storing excess energy with lead acid batteries.

In conjunction with the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Industrial Consortium partners Doe Run, Ameren and Azimuth Energy are designing the EcoVillage microgrid. Missouri S&T researchers Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Pourya Shamsi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Dr. Fatih Dogan, professor of materials science and engineering, also are working on the design. [Read more…]

S&T senior honored with IEEE award

Missouri S&T senior Katie Brinker works on the Mars Rover at the Student Design Center. Brinker was named one of the IEEE-USA New Faces of Engineering, College Edition.
Photo by Jesse Cureton

Katelyn Brinker has her head in the clouds — or, actually, way beyond them. Like Mars and Jupiter and beyond.

A member of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mars Rover Design Team, Brinker was named an IEEE-USA New Faces of Engineering, College Edition, honoree. [Read more…]

CAREER Award funds research on scaling up metasurface manufacturing

Missouri S&T professor Ed Kinzel received a CAREER Award to research scaling metasurface manufacturing to make it cost-effective for multiple applications.
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Dr. Edward Kinzel, 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 metasurfaces, composite structures whose geometry allows properties to be engineered far beyond natural materials. [Read more…]

CE Academy inducts seven new members

Seven professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held on Friday, April 21 at Hasselmann Alumni House in Rolla, Missouri. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T concrete conference to be held May 2-3

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference May 2-3 in the Havener Center on campus. Conference registration is $150 per person. [Read more…]

Materials science expert to give A. Frank Golick Lecture at Missouri S&T

University of Michigan professor Alan Taub says finding ways to move products more efficiently is one of today’s big challenges. He will give lectures April 20 and 21 at Missouri S&T.

Nationally renowned expert Dr. Alan Taub addresses challenges facing today’s materials scientists during the 25th A. Frank Golick Lecture in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

S&T mucking teams dominate in international competition

The Missouri S&T women’s mucking team won its fourth consecutive international title March 22-26 in Kentucky. Team members are, from left, Susan Frazier, Jennifer Holloway, Paige Cochran, Caitlin Darnall, Nichole Wescott and Ruthie Macke.

Missouri University of Science and Technology made a clean sweep of the 39th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held March 22-26 in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The women’s team won its fourth consecutive title. The men’s B team recorded its first overall first-place finish. And the alumni team — called Tater Patch — also took home top honors. The men’s A team finished sixth. [Read more…]

Researchers work on carbon dioxide capture systems

Missouri S&T professor Fateme Rezaei, left, and student Harshul Thakkar demonstrate their work to develop technology to help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup.
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A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and her team are developing technology that could help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup during flight and aboard the International Space Station.

Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T, and the team have developed “robust structures” in mechanically strong configurations that are comparable to powders in adsorbing CO2. Their findings were reported in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces publications in September 2016 and February 2017. [Read more…]

Bridge innovation expert to give Stueck Lecture

 

Dr. Man-Chung Tang has designed over 100 bridges around the world. He will give a talk about innovation on April 21 in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

Innovation drives humankind forward with new ideas, new ways of doing, new ways of thinking — and Dr. Man-Chung Tang, a world authority on cable-stayed bridges, has brought innovating designs to the structures for over 50 years.

It is often said, “the sun never sets on a Man-Chung Tang bridge.” His designs can be found all around the world and are considered to be a blending of art and premier engineering development. [Read more…]