Missouri S&T researcher works to develop nanodiamond materials

Dr. Vadym Mochalin (left) and visiting researcher Atsushi Kume (DAICEL Corp.) working in the lab.

Dr. Vadym Mochalin (left) and visiting researcher Atsushi Kume (DAICEL Corp.) working in the lab.

When you think of diamonds, rings and anniversaries generally come to mind. But one day, the first thing that will come to mind may be bone surgery. By carefully designing modified diamonds at the nano-scale level, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to create multifunctional diamond-based materials for applications ranging from advanced composites to drug delivery platforms and biomedical imaging agents.

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View Missouri S&T student artists’ work at a Nov. 1 reception

This acrylic on canvas artwork was created by Alyssa K. Wagner. Photo by Jesse Cureton/Missouri S&T

This acrylic on canvas artwork was created by Alyssa K. Wagner. Photo by Jesse Cureton/Missouri S&T

The area community is invited to attend an artist reception to view paintings, drawings and sculptures by over 50 Missouri University of Science and Technology students and vote for a favorite piece of artwork.

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Rolla artist paints the town red … and green and purple

A sample of Wise's work that will be displayed in Leach Theatre.

A sample of Wise’s work that will be displayed in Leach Theatre.

Throughout the fall season, visitors to Leach Theatre can view a display of abstract paintings by artist Ramsay Wise. Wise, a Rolla native and adjunct lecturer of English at Missouri University of Science and Technology, primarily uses spray paint and acrylics to blur the line between abstract and representational pieces.

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Kate Drowne named associate dean

Kathleen Drowne

Dr. Kathleen Drowne

Dr. Kathleen Drowne, associate professor of English and technical communication at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will become associate dean for academic affairs in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business effective Jan. 1, 2015. [Read more…]