College of Engineering and Computing

Missouri S&T civil engineering professor advocates for Midwest tornado preparation

Posted by on July 25, 2018

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Growing up in northeast China, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T gradually found her calling.

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Explosives engineering research could boost coal mine safety

Posted by on July 25, 2018

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Mining engineering researchers at Missouri S&T plan to use explosives combined with common mining materials to test how well concrete seals in coal mine tunnels withstand high-speed projectiles. Their research could lead to improved designs of seals, which could improve coal mine safety.

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Missouri S&T electrical engineering lab receives $100,000 gift from Nidec Motor Corp.

Posted by on July 24, 2018

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A $100,000 gift from Nidec Motor Corp. will fund the relocation and expansion of the undergraduate power laboratory in the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri S&T. The gift will also support equipment upgrades in the lab.

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Construction engineering and management expert joins Missouri S&T

Posted by on July 19, 2018

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Dr. Islam El-adaway, an associate professor and coordinator of the University of Tennessee’s construction engineering and management program, has been named the Hurst/McCarthy Professor in Construction Engineering Management at Missouri S&T. His appointment begins Aug. 1.

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Landing a job at Microsoft

Posted by on July 17, 2018

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The college selection process was a slam dunk for Zach Ellis. An all-state and all-district selection at Whitfield School in St. Louis, the 2016 Missouri S&T engineering management graduate knew he wanted a place where he could grow academically and personally while continuing to play basketball, a sport he has always loved.

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Missouri S&T biochemical engineer patents low-cost method of removing bacterial toxins from fluids

Posted by on July 12, 2018

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By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri S&T has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations. Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.
The technique, as outlined in a July 2016 article in the journal Nanotechnology, involves a one-step phase separation method, using a syringe pump, to synthesize the nanoparticles. Those polymer nanoparticles have a high endotoxin removal efficiency of nearly 1 million endotoxin units per milliliter of water, using only a few micrograms of the material.

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Military background spurs Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student’s research on traumatic brain injury

Posted by on July 11, 2018

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While in the Marine Corps, Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student Barbara Rutter saw the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on her fellow soldiers’ lives firsthand. Those experiences have led Rutter to devote her graduate research to the relationship between physical building damage and TBI occurrence, so that the military can easily determine if an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion has caused such an injury.

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S&T receives largest gift in its history with in-kind contribution of seismic data

Posted by on July 3, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology has received the largest gift in its history: an in-kind donation of proprietary seismic data valued at $6.5 million from Calico Jack Holdings LLC and Zion Energy LLC, both Houston-based oil and gas exploration companies. The data, which has been donated to S&T’s geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, is a 3-D geologic and seismic survey of 85 square miles along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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S&T selects Penn State prof, NSF program director to oversee research in College of Engineering and Computing

Posted by on July 2, 2018

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Dr. Angela Lueking, a professor of energy and mineral engineering and chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University and a recent program director at the National Science Foundation, is joining Missouri S&T as associate dean of research in the College of Engineering and Computing starting Aug. 1

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Fireworks 101: Behind the scenes of a pyrotechnics class

Posted by on June 27, 2018

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Five hours before kickoff of a Missouri S&T Miners football game last September, Leanna Lincoln and her dozen S&T classmates are wiping sweat from their brows. The sun beats down on an empty practice field just beyond the south end zone as Lincoln listens to S&T explosives engineering instructor Jerry Vaill.

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