Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Additive manufacturing: A new twist for stretchable electronics?

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted – known as “stretchable” electronics – could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more prevalent, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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A recipe for success

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Baking industry niche leads graduate to Clif Bar boardroom Growing up in suburban St. Louis, Rich Berger’s career aspirations were far from singular.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on December 21, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 17. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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Du named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Dr. Xiaoping Du, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T. Du will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers inducts new members

Posted by on October 27, 2016

Six professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus on Oct. 13. The academy recognizes outstanding alumni for their professional achievement and success, and provides […]

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Three Missouri S&T projects earn UM System grants

Posted by on June 17, 2016

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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Yang named 2016 ONR Young Investigator for metasurfaces research

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Dr. Xiaodong Yang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for his optical metasurfaces research.

Yang’s work has applications in areas such as optical wireless communication, car acceleration sensors, cell phone displays, disease diagnostics and mechanical energy harvesting.

“The ONR YIP is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country,” according to the Office of Naval Research. “Its purpose is to fund early career academic researchers — called investigators — whose scientific pursuits show outstanding promise for supporting the Department of Defense while also promoting their professional development.”

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on May 16, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 14. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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Bristow to lead Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

Posted by on May 12, 2016

ROLLA, Mo. — Dr. Douglas Bristow, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) at Missouri S&T. His appointment takes effect Thursday, May 19.

Bristow takes over for Dr. Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing and director of the Intelligent Systems Center at Missouri S&T. Leu was CAMT’s director since its founding 12 years ago.

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Missouri S&T, Honeywell team up in metals research

Posted by on April 12, 2016

From hip and knee joints to complex fuel injectors, metal additive manufacturing — an advanced form of 3-D printing involving lasers and powder-based metals — can produce components that traditional machining processes cannot match in time-to-part, geometric complexity and manufacturing cost.

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers is collaborating with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies in Kansas City, Missouri on a five-year project to perform material analysis for the selective laser melting (SLM) process in metal powder bed. Dr. Ming Leu, Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing and the director of the Intelligent Systems Center at Missouri S&T, is leading a team of seven other Missouri S&T professors on the project.

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