At Missouri S&T, GAANN program prepares nation’s future researchers

George Holmes, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri, is one of 19 GAANN recipients at Missouri S&T. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Many of the nation’s future engineering and science researchers are preparing for their careers in the laboratories of Missouri University of Science and Technology, thanks to more than $2.2 million in federal funding through a program designed to encourage more students to pursue Ph.D.s in those fields. [Read more…]

S&T researcher studies next generation phones, cars

Missouri S&T professor Jun Fan works in the semi-anechoic chamber in the Electromagnetic Compatibility lab at Hy-Point. Fan is studying ways to make smartphones faster and more reliable. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

In 10 years, your cellphone won’t look anything like it does today — at least on the inside. The phones, with 5G technology, will be 10 times faster than they are today. And self-driving cars won’t be a novelty, they will be part of your daily commute.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working to make those goals a reality — a safe reality — by deciphering and solving the problems of electromagnetic interference inherent in the systems. Dr. Jun Fan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is using a Google grant to provide real-world solutions. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T research team helps Boeing set up nondestructive evaluation laboratory

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently worked with The Boeing Company to establish a new nondestructive evaluation laboratory that uses millimeter wave technology to improve the detection of potential flaws in coatings, surfaces and materials. [Read more…]

Watkins elected to leadership position in IEEE-HKN

Missouri S&T professor Steve Watkins will take over as president elect of IEEE-HKN in 2017. In 2018, he becomes the organization's president.

Missouri S&T professor Steve Watkins will take over as president elect of IEEE-HKN in 2017. In 2018, he becomes the organization’s president.

Dr. Steve E. Watkins, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is the 2017 president-elect of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2018, he will lead the organization as IEEE-HKN president and will chair the board of governors. [Read more…]

Mariesa Crow receives IEEE award

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T.                         Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.” [Read more…]

Three Missouri S&T projects earn UM System grants

The Technology Development Center. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

The Technology Development Center.

A better way to reliably and comprehensively diagnose lesions caused by cancers, 3-D print flexible metal structures, and propel micro-satellites into space could all be a reality in the near future thanks to research funding from the University of Missouri System.

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Missouri S&T alumnus named to Board of Curators

Thomas R. Voss

Thomas R. Voss

Thomas R. Voss, a 1969 electrical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T and the former chief executive officer of Ameren Corp., was recently appointed to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

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This is how Joe Stanley rolls

Dr. Joe Stanley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering

Dr. Joe Stanley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, works with high school teachers as part of Missouri S&T’s Project Lead the Way summer program.

Life for Joe Stanley could have turned out differently. A string of seemingly unrelated incidents converged in his life to turn a would-be CPA into an award-winning faculty member at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T co-sponsors IEEE SMARTCOMP 2016

Missouri S&T professor Sajal K. Das is the co-chair of SMARTCOMP 2016 May 18-20 in St. Louis. The conference about smart computing tackles themes such as smart energy and big-data analytics.

Missouri S&T professor Sajal K. Das is the co-chair of SMARTCOMP 2016 May 18-20 in St. Louis. The conference about smart computing tackles themes such as smart energy and smart cities.

ROLLA, Mo. — Smart computing has weaved its way into people’s everyday lives, from heathcare to transportation, from security to social media, and Missouri University of Science and Technology is a leader in this growing field. [Read more…]

3-D microwave video camera takes a look inside

Missouri S&T researchers have produced a 3-D microwave video camera that is small and portable, making it easy to use in many areas.

Missouri S&T researchers have produced a 3-D microwave video camera that is small and portable, making it easy to use in many applications.

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers have developed a real-time, portable and 3-D microwave video camera prototype.

The Missouri S&T team has developed a microwave 3-D video camera that can be used for industrial inspection applications, security screening — and might even one day be used by first responders. Dr. Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr, assistant research professor at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Reza Zoughi, the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T, are the lead researchers on the project. [Read more…]