Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

Posted by on October 12, 2016

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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.

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

Posted by on September 29, 2016

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.

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

Posted by on September 13, 2016

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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.

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

Posted by on July 13, 2016

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.

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O’Keefe named ASM Fellow

Posted by on June 22, 2016

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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.

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Fahrenholtz takes over Materials Research Center

Posted by on March 23, 2016

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 department 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.”

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O’Keefe named chair of materials science and engineering department

Posted by on March 3, 2016

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.

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Missouri S&T students fare well in Materials Bowl

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Four Missouri S&T students put their knowledge of materials science to the test last weekend, finishing second in a Jeopardy!-style quiz game, the TMS Materials Bowl.

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Richards named Barlow Award winner

Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Dr. Von Richards, Robert W. Wolf Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Thomas E. Barlow Award of Honor from the Steel Founders’ Society of America. Richards’ research has been in casting steel in a variety of ways to make products for industry that need little machining […]

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Researchers’ work makes lightweight, strong metal

Posted by on December 28, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and his colleagues have created a lightweight but very strong structural metal that could improve energy efficiency in aerospace, automobile, defense, mobile electronics and biomedical applications.

The findings of Dr. Lianyi Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, were published Dec. 24 in the latest issue of Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science.

Working at the University of California-Los Angeles, Chen and his colleagues used magnesium because it is a light metal with two-thirds the density of aluminum, it’s abundant on Earth and is biocompatible. They found a way to mix silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten magnesium-zinc alloy that uniformly dispersed and stabilized the nanoparticles, making a super-strong and lightweight metal.

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