Author: Nancy Bowles

Missouri S&T researchers introduce new potential for semiconductors from a naturally occurring mineral

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Researchers at Missouri S&T are demonstrating a new two-dimensional material heterostructure – a basic building block for advanced semiconductor devices – that has great potential for future applications in compact sensors and detectors, optical communication, optical integrated circuits and quantum computers.

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S&T professor gets out of the classroom for a bug’s-eye view

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Dr. David Borrok is a geologist with weighty academic credentials: Gulf Oil Foundation Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri S&T, former chair of the geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, and current interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing. So, what’s his deal with taking close-up photos of bugs?

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Missouri S&T research gives ‘brain’ to military robots

Posted by on November 10, 2021

Robots are widely used in commercial applications and military and police operations around the world, but they lack visual perception and threat-recognition because they often operate solely on location sensors. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are using deep learning – a type of machine learning – to develop “leader-follower” robot swarms equipped with cameras that will allow them to visually perceive and learn, recognize threats and analyze options to keep humans safe from harm.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student receives NASA graduate research award

Posted by on November 1, 2021

When NASA sends humans to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years as part of its Artemis Exploration Program, research conducted by Missouri S&T Ph.D. student David Lund will help crew members understand the ways plasma and lunar surface dust interact.

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Dr. Frank Liou named to the College of Fellows of SME

Posted by on October 27, 2021

Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor and director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri S&T, has been named to the College of Fellows of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and will be honored at the 2021 SME Fall Gala on Nov. 10.  The SME fellows honor was established in 1986 to recognize outstanding contributions to the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession. Only those with 20 or more years of dedicated service can receive this honor.

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American Society of Civil Engineers 2022 president to speak at S&T

Posted by on October 18, 2021

Dr. Dennis D. Truax, the 2022 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), will present a talk titled “Engineering Our Future” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, on the Missouri S&T campus. He will discuss how ASCE envisions building a better infrastructure system using new methods and advanced materials to support a sustainable, inclusive and equitable society.

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S&T contributes to infrastructure durability and lifespan through national center

Posted by on October 15, 2021

As America’s infrastructure ages and climate change takes a toll on highways, railroads and bridges, Missouri S&T is researching stronger, longer-lasting materials and innovative technologies as a member of the only national university transportation center focused on improving the durability and extending the lifespan of infrastructure.

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Pernicka named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor

Posted by on October 1, 2021

Dr. Henry Pernicka, professor of aerospace engineering and Dean’s Educator Scholar at Missouri S&T, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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S&T researchers use historical sea-level rise to estimate effects of ice-dam collapse

Posted by on September 30, 2021

How widespread will the effects be as polar ice caps melt in a warming climate and release fresh water into our oceans? An international research group led by Missouri S&T researchers may have found some answers after investigating a lake on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala.

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Nobel scholar to share climate change solutions in 2021 Stueck Lecture at Missouri S&T

Posted by on September 24, 2021

Dr. Don Wuebbles, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois, calls climate change “the biggest challenge of our time.” Wuebbles, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will discuss extreme weather events related to climate change and possible ways to slow and mitigate the challenge during the 2021 Stueck Lecture at Missouri S&T.

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