Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Parker Freudenberger, a Ph.D. student in ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, works on glass artwork developed in collaboration with her sister, Chandlee Freudenberger, a student at Winthrop University. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine.

And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping. [Read more…]

Biomaterials expert Delbert Day named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Delbert Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day, a prolific inventor whose work with specialty glasses has led to treatments for cancer, bone tissue regeneration and wound care, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

The NAI announced Day’s selection today (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016) in recognition of his “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.” He will be inducted into the NAI on April 6, 2017, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. [Read more…]

Richard Brow named interim vice provost and dean for College of Engineering and Computing

Dr. Richard Brow Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Richard Brow (Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim vice provost and dean for the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T effective July 15. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T students fare well in Materials Bowl

Research image from Missouri S&T's Materials Research Center. (Sam O'Keefe photo.)

Research image from Missouri S&T’s Materials Research Center. (Sam O’Keefe photo.)

Four Missouri S&T students put their knowledge of materials science to the test last weekend, finishing second in a Jeopardy!-style quiz game, the TMS Materials Bowl. [Read more…]

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

Missouri S&T researchers are using small, porous glass scaffolds like these to regenerate bone.

Missouri S&T researchers are using small, porous glass scaffolds like these to regenerate bone.

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. [Read more…]

S&T grad student honored for glass research

Lina Ma (left) receives the Kreidl Award from Kelly Simmons-Potter, chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division, for her work on the structure of phosphate glasses. Photo courtesy of ACerS.

Lina Ma (left) receives the Kreidl Award from Kelly Simmons-Potter, chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division, for her work on the structure of phosphate glasses. Photo courtesy of ACerS.

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. [Read more…]

UMR graduate student invited to meet with Nobel Laureates

A graduate student at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Steven Jung, has been invited to participate in the 2007 Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany.         

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UMR research aimed at protecting hypersonic missiles from high heat

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla have received $450,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the continued study of ultra-high temperature ceramics.

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Schwartz named fellow of ceramic society

Dr. Robert W. Schwartz, professor of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been named a fellow by the American Ceramic Society. Schwartz will be officially recognized as a fellow during a society banquet this October in Cincinnati.

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Good to the last drop: UMR team wins coffee mug competition

Ceramic coffee mugs created by students at the University of Missouri-Rolla recently survived 12-foot falls onto asphalt in Coco Beach, Fla., to win the American Ceramic Society’s national Mug Drop Contest.

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