Geological Engineering – Geotechnics

Missouri S&T researcher works to clean up nuclear waste

Posted by on October 26, 2015

Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working to find a way to make certain nuclear wastes easier to consolidate in borosilicate glass, reducing the waste’s environmental footprint and lowering costs for storage.

The work is funded by an Office of Nuclear Energy grant for $210,747 per year for up to three years.

Stored in steel drums and buried in mountainsides, nuclear waste can remain radioactive for tens or hundreds of thousands of years. Reducing the space needed to store the waste, Brow says, saves time and money and will reduce the overall environmental impact.

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MEM’s the word for Missouri S&T, Chevron partnership

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Mechanical earth modeling (MEM) is the latest wave in petroleum engineering, and Missouri University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of offering this multidisciplinary approach to its students.

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Students explore Peru, Machu Picchu over spring break

Posted by on April 5, 2011

MachuPicchu-sm.jpgTwenty-one students from Missouri University of Science and Technology spent spring break exploring the ancient civil and geological engineering marvels of Peru.

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