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…]

Biomaterials expert Delbert Day named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Delbert Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day, a prolific inventor whose work with specialty glasses has led to treatments for cancer, bone tissue regeneration and wound care, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

The NAI announced Day’s selection today (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016) in recognition of his “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.” He will be inducted into the NAI on April 6, 2017, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

c10030952Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. [Read more…]

Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer of nanoscale metallic film. This work has a huge potential to change our daily lives by equipping our cell phones with 3-D floating displays and printing 3-D security marking onto credit cards. [Read more…]

‘Work/Life Imbalance’ on tap in O’Keefe Lecture Series

Laura Lee Ely, a metallurgical engineering graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will speak on work/life balance at the eighth annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture Series, presented by the department of materials science and engineering.

Ely’s presentation, titled “Striking the Perfect Work/Life Imbalance,” will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Planje Auditorium, Room 204 McNutt Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. [Read more…]

Long road: From waitress to professor, Bartlett travels winding path to S&T

Laura Bartlett in the Missouri S&T foundry in V.H. McNutt Hall. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Being the best can be as much a curse as a blessing. Dr. Laura Bartlett, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, is living proof. [Read more…]

Richard Brow named interim vice provost and dean for College of Engineering and Computing

Dr. Richard Brow Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Richard Brow (Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim vice provost and dean for the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T effective July 15. [Read more…]

O’Keefe named ASM Fellow

Dr. Matt O'Keefe was named Fellow of ASM International.

Dr. Matt O’Keefe was named Fellow of ASM International.

Dr. Matt O’Keefe, chair of materials science and engineering and a professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of ASM International, a leading association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 worldwide members. [Read more…]

Fahrenholtz takes over Materials Research Center

Professor Bill Fahrenholtz, who works with ultra-high temperature ceramics, has been named director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T.

Professor Bill Fahrenholtz, who works with ultra-high temperature ceramics, has been named director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T.

Dr. William Fahrenholtz, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T. His appointment took effect Monday, March 21.

Fahrenholtz takes over for Dr. Matt O’Keefe, who became chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T on March 1.

“Dr. Fahrenholtz’s work as a professor of ceramic engineering has been exemplary, and he is one of the leading researchers in his field, making him an excellent choice to lead the MRC,” says Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri S&T. “His move from senior investigator to director will ensure that the MRC remains on the cutting edge, helping prepare our students to tackle the challenges of today — and beyond.” [Read more…]

O’Keefe named chair of materials science and engineering department

Professor Matt O'Keefe became chair of the materials science and engineering department on March 1.

Professor Matt O’Keefe became chair of the materials science and engineering department on March 1.

Dr. Matt O’Keefe, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the materials science and engineering department at Missouri S&T. His appointment took effect March 1.

O’Keefe takes over from Dr. Dick Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering, who will remain on the faculty in a teaching and research capacity. [Read more…]