Department of Materials Science and Engineering

New steelmaking chair appointed

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Dr. Ronald J. O’Malley, the former chief metallurgist at Nucor Steel Decatur in Trinity, Ala., has joined Missouri University of Science and Technology as the new F. Kenneth Iverson Endowed Chair of Steelmaking Technologies.

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Professor’s book on aluminum recycling and recovery published

Posted by on January 7, 2014

A book about aluminum recycling and recovery by Dr. Mark E. Schlesinger, professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was recently published by CRC Press.

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S&T professor named Fellow of metallurgical society

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Dr. Joseph W. Newkirk, associate professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named a 2013 Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu, the Materials Honor Society, at the society’s annual meeting in Montreal, Canada.

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McReynolds to present fifth O’Keefe Lecture

Posted by on October 15, 2013

Christopher J. McReynolds, a metallurgical engineer and alumnus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been invited to give the fifth lecture in the annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture Series, presented by the department of materials science and engineering.

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Glass scaffolds that help heal bone show promise as weight-bearing implants

Posted by on July 26, 2013

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a type of glass implant that could one day be used to repair injured bones in the arms, legs and other areas of the body that are most subject to the stresses of weight.

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New name, broader emphasis for Missouri S&T biomedical center

Posted by on June 17, 2013

The Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at Missouri University of Science and Technology will become the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering on July 1, 2013.

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Steel center named in honor of Dr. Kent D. Peaslee

Posted by on June 14, 2013

A new center for steel manufacturing research at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be renamed to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, a metallurgical engineering professor who helped establish the center.

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S&T grad student honored for glass research

Posted by on June 13, 2013

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate student Lina Ma has received national recognition for her research on the structure and properties of iron phosphate glasses. These glasses can possess outstanding chemical durability and so have been considered for use to store radioactive wastes.

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Faculty member Kent Peaslee dies

Posted by on May 17, 2013

Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, the F. Kenneth Iverson Chair of Steelmaking Technology and Curators’ Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died today (May 17, 2013) at age 56.

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Undergraduate Colin Ryan honored for research on rare-earth phosphates

Posted by on December 18, 2012

An undergraduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received national recognition for his research on a process for creating rare-earth phosphates. The process could be used to develop materials for optical sensors and diode lighting applications, such as LED (light-emitting diode) lighting.

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