Materials Science and Engineering

Missouri S&T among winners in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Posted by on February 1, 2021

The success of NASA’s future plans to explore and inhabit the moon may depend in part on research by university students, including a team of seven from Missouri University of Science and Technology who have won a grant from the space agency to develop a way to remove lunar dust from power-producing solar cells. The […]

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Missouri S&T student earns national research award

Posted by on January 26, 2021

Julian Kosacki, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering from Katy, Texas, recently earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments, the merit of the student’s research project and the student’s potential to advance in their graduate studies. Kosacki earned the award […]

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Entrepreneurial STEM students wanted for new Ph.D. program

Posted by on January 13, 2021

Powered by a $300 million gift to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation in the STEM fields, Missouri University of Science and Technology has established a new Ph.D. fellowship program for innovation-minded students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The new Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Doctoral Fellows Program provides 12-month […]

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Reidmeyer named fellow of American Ceramic Society

Posted by on January 4, 2021

Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, has been selected as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in recognition of her contributions to the ceramic sciences.

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20 significant research stories of 2020

Posted by on December 9, 2020

There’s a lot about 2020 that many of us would rather forget. Despite the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri S&T researchers advanced the frontiers of technical, scientific and scholarly discovery in many ways in 2020. Here are 20 examples. Combating COVID-19 The global pandemic led researchers everywhere to seek ways to detect the […]

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$20 million grant funds effort to develop ultra-high strength and lightweight steels for U.S. Army

Posted by on December 4, 2020

As the U.S. Army modernizes weapons systems and combat vehicles, researchers at Missouri S&T are developing lightweight and ultra-high-strength steels for next-generation combat vehicles that improve blast resistance and lower transportation costs.

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Huebner receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Posted by on November 20, 2020

Dr. Wayne Huebner, professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, received a 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education and was recognized during a surprise celebration on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Bringing the workforce up to speed for hypersonic flight

Posted by on November 5, 2020

Attaining hypersonic flight – the ability to fly and maneuver at more than five times the speed of sound – is a priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as it works to modernize the military and weapons systems. Materials engineering researchers at Missouri S&T are part of a multi-university team working to develop training programs for the future hypersonic workforce.

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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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Missouri S&T wins grant for high-resolution 4-D X-ray CT scanner

Posted by on September 23, 2020

By this time next year, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who study the properties of various types of materials will have a highly sophisticated scanning tool available to help them, thanks to a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation. The $918,397 NSF grant will help fund the purchase […]

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