Research

Missouri S&T wins funding for four new research programs

Posted by on August 8, 2019

As part of a multi-campus research initiative of the University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T will establish four new research centers and laboratories that build on the university’s strengths in materials science and engineering, civil infrastructure, and electrical power systems. The Missouri S&T projects are among 19 from the UM System’s four universities selected 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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Researchers to quantify and reduce harmful black carbon emissions from jet fuels in global aviation

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Missouri S&T recently received $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine emissions characteristics of non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM), or black carbon, from burning conventional and sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJFs) in jet engines at cruise altitudes.

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Researchers seek participants for study of why people reject smart devices

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Two researchers at Missouri S&T want to interview people in the Rolla area who have purchased smart home devices but decided to stop using them. A smart device is an electronic gadget generally connected to other devices through wireless connections that a user can operate interactively. Drs. David Wright and Daniel Shank are studying why […]

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New program offers summer research for students from historically black universities

Posted by on July 29, 2019

Six undergraduate students from Tennessee State University in Nashville and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, spent two months this summer conducting engineering research at Missouri University of Science and Technology as part of a new program designed to encourage underrepresented engineering students to consider pursuing graduate studies. The six students took part in Missouri S&T’s […]

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Employees’ proactive behaviors can be risky business, psychologists find

Posted by on July 29, 2019

Organizations often expect their employees to show initiative through proactive behavior, and at the same time, expect them to work well with their co-workers to achieve goals. But proactive approaches may not always be welcome by other team members, according to new psychological research. The research, now published in the European Journal of Work and […]

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In new book, military historian takes ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian whose most recent books have dealt with the U.S. Army’s experience during World War II in Europe, now sets his sights on the Army’s role in the Pacific theater of World War II in a new book, the first of a two-volume history of the struggle. Fire and […]

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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 appoints new associate dean

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, will become associate dean for research and external relations in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) effective July 1, 2019. She has served in this role as an interim since July 1, 2018.

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Researchers capture microscopic manufacturing flaws via high-speed X-ray movies

Posted by on June 14, 2019

Microscopic defects that occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to big problems if undetected, and the process of fixing these flaws can increase the time and cost of high-tech manufacturing. But new research into the cause of these flaws could lead to a remedy. Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National Laboratory and […]

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