Department of Chemistry

Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Posted by on September 29, 2020

For the first time, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have shown that highly ordered copper thin films can be crystallized directly on a one molecule-thick layer of organic material rather than on the inorganic substrates that have been used for years.

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19 S&T faculty receive tenure, promotions

Posted by on August 24, 2020

Nineteen faculty members at Missouri University of Science and Technology received promotions and/or tenure effective Sept. 1.  Those faculty members are:

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Missouri S&T lab courses are “virtually” hands-on

Posted by on August 18, 2020

Automation engineering lab in electrical and computer engineering As students return to campus at Missouri S&T, many will be in hybrid courses that blend in-person and online education, and some may still be strictly online due to continuing social distance requirements. The move to online courses in the spring to protect students and faculty from […]

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Missouri S&T wins $1.5 million award to create cutting-edge spectrometer

Posted by on July 30, 2020

Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave spectrometer on its campus in Rolla.

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Researchers discover new chemistry of 2-D transition metal carbides and carbonitrides (MXenes)

Posted by on July 18, 2020

A new finding about the fundamental chemistry of two-dimensional materials called MXenes will change the way researchers work with them, and open up new areas of applications, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. MXenes are ceramics that make up one of the largest families of 2-D conductive materials. Their conductivity makes them candidates for use […]

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Researchers to streamline process for measuring aviation emissions

Posted by on July 9, 2020

The process that airlines must use to calibrate their jet fuel emissions measuring systems is costly and time-consuming. But researchers at Missouri S&T won an $847,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to find a faster and less expensive way to calibrate the devices. To reduce the impact of civil aviation on local air quality and […]

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Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

Posted by on May 22, 2020

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and inaccurate. This is why a pair of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are teaming up to develop a urine test to determine whether a patient may be at increased risk of having breast cancer.

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Missouri S&T faculty earn awards from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on May 1, 2020

Nine faculty members from Missouri S&T who are affiliated with the university’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) have been recognized for their positive influence on the lives of students and in the community at large. This is the first year for the slate of awards, which will be presented annually.

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Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.

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A heart and soul for research

Posted by on February 24, 2020

Nuran Ercal could easily be called the backbone of biochemistry at Missouri S&T. Named the Richard K. Vitek/Foundation for Chemical Research Endowed Chair in Biochemistry in 2009, Ercal combines academic expertise from analytical and environmental chemistry, biological sciences, and chemical and biological engineering to make significant and collaborative contributions to science.

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