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Ian Ferguson named Royal Society of Arts fellow

Posted by on June 30, 2017

Dr. Ian Ferguson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in June.

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Greg Hilmas named interim chair of materials science and engineering

Posted by on June 27, 2017

Dr. Gregory E. Hilmas, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of the materials science and engineering department at Missouri S&T, effective July 1.

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NSF CAREER award supports metal composite research

Posted by on June 22, 2017

Dr. Caizhi Zhou, the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work in the field of metallic composites.

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S&T student earns fellowship to study in Korea

Posted by on June 16, 2017

Bader Almutairi, a Ph.D. student in nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology from the state of Kuwait, will work with a team of international peer students to research nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear risk management while traveling abroad this summer.

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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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Functional as a philosophy

Posted by on June 13, 2017

After working for several years at Chevron Corp. on government contracts in his native Pakistan, Malik Adnan Saeed decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. He says Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his work in the field of aerogels inspired his choice to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Louisiana scholar named chair of geosciences, geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 6, 2017

Dr. David Borrok, a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect August 1.

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Missouri S&T student earns ECS Fellowship

Posted by on June 5, 2017

Siddesh Umapathi, a Ph.D. student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fellowship for the 2017 summer. This fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue research work in a field of interest to ECS and includes a $5,000 cash award.

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Iowa State’s Dr. Richard W. Wlezien named vice provost and dean of engineering and computing

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Dr. Richard W. Wlezien, the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been named vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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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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