Geology & Geophysics

Missouri S&T professor wins prestigious CAREER Award

Posted by on April 7, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized Dr. Marek Locmelis, assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards. The five-year, $550,000 award will support Locmelis’ research into economically important metals such as […]

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe named interim associate dean at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 9, 2020

The new year brings a new associate dean for academic affairs to the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T. After five years, Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is stepping away from the post. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, will become interim associate dean.

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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to […]

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Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity

Posted by on August 8, 2019

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, one being a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

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Missouri S&T research uncovers possible trigger for beginnings of life on Earth as we know it

Posted by on July 9, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, […]

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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to state legislators on Thursday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T to host geotechnical engineering forum in St. Louis

Posted by on March 15, 2019

Civil and environmental engineering experts are the featured speakers when Missouri S&T hosts the 2019 GeoMo symposium May 10.

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U.S. News ranks 15 S&T programs among top online graduate offerings

Posted by on January 15, 2019

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Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree online have 15 nationally ranked programs to choose from at Missouri University of Science and Technology. U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs rankings, released today (Tuesday, Jan. 15), include Missouri S&T’s online MBA program, 12 online graduate programs in engineering, and programs that are highly ranked in U.S. News’ non-MBA business and computer information technology categories.

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Gao wins teaching excellence award at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 19, 2018

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Dr. Stephen Gao, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has won the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The award is presented annually to one faculty member at each institution of higher education in Missouri. This year’s recipients were honored at a reception in Jefferson City earlier this month. Gao’s nomination was considered by a campus committee of Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professors.

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Petroleum engineering researchers at Missouri S&T renew industry collaboration on gel to reduce excess water during oil production

Posted by on February 5, 2018

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Dr. Baojun Bai has spent more than 20 years working to refine a particle gel he hopes could significantly reduce the amount of wasted water generated in oil production. But when it comes to describing the super-absorbent polymer, he reverts to an analogy that instantly resonates with anyone who’s had to wrangle a fussy newborn. The Missouri S&T researcher’s quest for a superior preformed particle gel that can be injected into oil reservoirs has the financial support of industry heavyweights such as ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum and Daqing Wantong Chemical (DQWT) in China.

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