Department of Chemistry

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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Missouri S&T to host Graduate Student Recruitment Day

Posted by on February 11, 2020

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its first Graduate Student Recruitment Day on Saturday, March 7. The informational event is open to college graduates, graduating college seniors and undergraduates interested in attending graduate school.

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Missouri S&T students chosen to speak at commencement

Posted by on December 10, 2019

Six graduating students at Missouri S&T were chosen to speak during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. Three students will speak at each of the two ceremonies.

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Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Missouri S&T has received a $1.96 million grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase and install a new supercomputing system on its campus in Rolla.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative to hold Research Symposium Sept. 14

Posted by on September 9, 2019

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps Health, as well as other institutions, will present their research at an annual symposium hosted by the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event is open to the public. The event will be held 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener […]

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