Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Missouri S&T grad student earns Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Aslihan Vuruskan, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the Zonta International Foundation. Vuruskan is one of only 35 recipients of the award, which is given to a select group of women from around the world who demonstrate a superior academic record in the aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields.

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S&T researcher helps Argonne accelerate 3-D printing

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Lianyi Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University to understand the physics behind additive manufacturing and help eliminate structural defects in 3-D printed materials.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 19

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center who received funding from the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) will present their research as part of the OBI Research Symposium Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Heather Castelli: world traveler, mechanical engineer

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Up until last summer, Heather Castelli had visited more foreign countries than U.S. states.

“I follow in my grandfather’s footsteps,” says Castelli, a 2017 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T. “He left Hungary in 1956 at the start of the revolution. My grandmother is from there as well. It all comes back to them.”

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Energy-recycling steps eyed for post-surgical recovery, aging in place

Posted by on July 12, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, built the spring-loaded stairs as a postdoctoral researcher […]

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Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

Posted by on June 23, 2017

How people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments is the subject of new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Jie Gao receives NSF CAREER Award for optical metasurface research

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Dr. Jie Gao, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her work in the field of optical metasurfaces.

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George Holmes: A future in control

Posted by on May 23, 2017

As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr. saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says.

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Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Posted by on May 15, 2017

  Electronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own – known as “bioresorbable” electronics – are envisioned by many as one of medical technology’s next frontiers. A new study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers suggests that a laser printing technique using […]

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S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence in advancing the mission of the university. In all 10 awards were presented to UM System faculty this year. They will be formally honored at an awards celebration in June.

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