Tag: materials engineering

In series of talks, professor promotes materials of tomorrow

Posted by on May 12, 2018

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As a boy, Dr. Joseph Newkirk was fascinated by artwork that depicted a sleek, space-age future of flying cars and robotic servants – the stuff of TV shows like The Jetsons. Today, Newkirk is still fascinated by a space-age future. But the Missouri S&T professor of metallurgical engineering isn’t dreaming about George Jetson’s speedy spacecraft. Instead, he’s thinking about what future materials will be needed to transport people to Mars or make robots stronger.

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Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

Posted by on November 22, 2016

Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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

Posted by on July 26, 2013

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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.

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Delbert Day elected into National Academy of Engineering for cancer research

Posted by on February 12, 2004

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. […]

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Researchers develop tougher "flaw-free" glass

Posted by on March 27, 2003

By testing glass in its "flaw-free" form, researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla have found a common commercial glass to be more than one and a half times stronger than was previously thought.

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