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…]

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…]

Delbert Day to receive Phoenix Award

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2010 Phoenix Award Glass Person of the Year, the glass industry’s top honor. The Phoenix Award is given annually to a living person who has made outstanding contributions to the industry.

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Missouri S&T selected to help support nation’s new energy goals

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of 31 U.S. universities selected by the Department of Energy to advance nuclear technologies in support of the nation’s energy goals.
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Blowing glass out of proportion (on purpose)

Many Missourians have long associated glass
blowing with artisans who populate Silver Dollar City. Now, students at the
University of Missouri-Rolla can watch glass blowing — and practice it
themselves — on
campus.         

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Idea for glass balloons gets UMR graduate student international recognition

Making a balloon out of glass might not seem like such a great idea on the surface – but Hank Rawlins, a graduate student in metallurgical engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, thinks glass balloons might turn out to be the best way to put monitoring equipment in the upper atmosphere.         

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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’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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UMR gets funding for fuel cell research

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the materials science and engineering department at the University of Missouri-Rolla $100,000 for the continued development of glass-based seals for solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

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‘Bridge of the future’ to open in Greene County Feb. 22

The state’s first bridge constructed of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) will officially open to travelers on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Greene County.

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