New approach to water splitting could improve hydrogen production

Research by Missouri S&T's Dr. Manashi Nath and colleagues was featured on the cover of the journal ChemSusChem

Research by Missouri S&T’s Dr. Manashi Nath and colleagues was featured on the cover of the journal ChemSusChem

A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have demonstrated a more efficient, less cost-prohibitive way to split water into its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. Their approach could make hydrogen fuel a more viable energy source in the future while addressing the technological challenge of developing clean and renewable energy without depleting earth’s natural preserves.

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Mariesa Crow receives IEEE award

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T.                         Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.” [Read more…]

Mariesa Crow to serve as vice provost for research

Dr. Mariesa Crow

Dr. Mariesa Crow

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been appointed to serve as Missouri S&T’s vice provost for research. [Read more…]

‘Very exciting time’ ahead for power industry, energy expert says

The growth in renewable energy, like wind and solar, will lead to new opportunities for power engineering.

The growth in renewable energy, like wind and solar, will lead to new opportunities for power engineering.

New developments in the field of power electronics could lead to greater flexibility for the nation’s electrical power grid, says an expert in power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T assists Phelps County Bank with solar panel installation

Tatiana Lopes, an undergraduate student from Brazil, conducted light and shadow studies on the roof of Phelps County Bank's downtown drive-through as part of the solar installation project.

Tatiana Lopes, an undergraduate student from Brazil, conducted light and shadow studies on the roof of Phelps County Bank’s downtown drive-through as part of the solar installation project.

Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will be drawing some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank (PCB) for more than 50 years. [Read more…]

S&T modular reactor consortium funds two initiatives

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Missouri’s multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium, led by Missouri University of Science and Technology, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding.

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New radio talk show to enlighten and energize

Dr. Joseph Smith, photo by B.A. Rupert.

Dr. Joseph Smith, photo by B.A. Rupert.

A new talk radio show covering everything energy related will soon be heard on public radio station KMST at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Everything from the current state of energy usage to innovations in small modular nuclear reactor technology will be discussed.

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Missouri S&T to receive $4.3 million from DOE SunShot Initiative

pbsunshot_color_hMissouri University of Science and Technology will receive $4.3 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to develop power engineering curriculum and launch the Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET). [Read more…]

S&T to lead partnership with industry in modular reactor consortium

 

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. are tapping into the expertise of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) to conduct research that will benefit the nuclear energy industry. [Read more…]