mining and explosives engineering

Missouri S&T mining expert advises National Academies committee

Posted by on November 10, 2022

“The best practices we identified could be used anywhere.” Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, chair of mining and explosives engineering at Missouri S&T, contributed to a National Academies committee report on gold mining in Virginia.

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S&T’s Haunted Mine opens Oct. 21

Posted by on October 20, 2022

A group of mining engineering students at Missouri S&T have created things that go bump – and scream – in the night for this year’s Haunted Mine, which opens Friday, Oct. 21, at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

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Missouri S&T hosts Future of Coal workshop

Posted by on October 17, 2022

Industry and academic leaders, government representatives and other interested parties will gather in person and online at Missouri S&T to discuss research, workforce needs, market conditions and sustainable sourcing for coal in the first of a series of international workshops Oct. 19-20.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on September 28, 2022

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

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Carbon-capture research wins $1.7 million grant

Posted by on September 15, 2022

Researchers at Missouri S&T will develop a system to capture carbon dioxide and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonization of the cement industry. The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.7 million grant for the project.

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Johnson named Quenon Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at Missouri S&T

Posted by on August 29, 2022

Dr. Catherine Johnson, associate professor of mining and explosives engineering at Missouri S&T, has been named the Robert H. Quenon Associate Professor of Mining Engineering. She will begin serving in this role Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Missouri S&T makes list of “degrees of the future” for energy engineering

Posted by on August 14, 2022

Missouri S&T is one of 15 U.S. universities chosen by the science and technology website Gizmodo as schools that offer the best energy engineering programs in a recent “degrees of the future” report. “One of the most critical problems humans currently have is how to generate power efficiently,” Gizmodo’s editors wrote in the report, which […]

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Hidden danger in electric vehicle fires

Posted by on August 9, 2022

Like a fire in a wall, fires in electric vehicle (EV) batteries burn unseen. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working with mine operators and firefighting agencies to plan for and mitigate EV fire risks.

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Mining entrepreneur makes his own luck, shares his good fortune

Posted by on June 21, 2022

“We need more mining engineers than ever before,” says Missouri S&T alumnus George Webber. “Everything in this world is based on minerals — including today’s need for the key minerals that make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other clean energy devices.”

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Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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