Wound care technology invented at S&T hits marketplace

A technician works in the lab at Mo-Sci Corporation in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A glass-based wound care product that emerged from research by a doctoral student at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use and is now available on the commercial market.

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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…]

Delbert Day named Alumni Fellow by Penn State

Dr. Delbert Day.

Dr. Delbert Day.

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named an Alumni Fellow by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

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UMR’s Delbert Day honored by American Ceramic Society

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla and senior investigator at UMR’s Graduate Center for Materials Research, recently received the Distinguished Life Membership Award from the American Ceramic Society at the organization’s annual meeting in Cincinnati. This is the highest award bestowed by the American Ceramic Society.

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Extreme home: UMR researchers investigate construction on the red planet

As NASA continues to focus on sending explorers to Mars, two scientists at UMR are working on ways to house the astronauts when they arrive on the red planet by building with Martian minerals.

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Delbert Day elected into National Academy of Engineering for cancer research

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at UMR whose work with glass has resulted in a variety of inventions — from "glasphalt" for roads to an innovative approach to fight liver cancer using microscopic, irradiated glass beads — has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, the NAE announced Friday, Feb. 13.

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Using Glass to Heal Bones

Arthritis sufferers may soon find relief from an unlikely source: glass. UMR researchers are developing special glasses that could be used to repair bone and microscopic glass spheres that could be injected into arthritic joints

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