For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a black hole, and a Missouri S&T graduate played an important role. Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is among the collaborators on the international Event Horizon Telescope project to produce the first direct images of a black hole. Baganoff earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1985.Read More »
Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.Read More »
Armed with more than $5.1 million in federal funds, researchers at Missouri S&T and Phelps Health are helping the U.S. Army tackle the persistent problem of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among soldiers and recruits.Read More »
Artificial intelligence may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods such as those affecting portions of Missouri and the Midwest, thanks to the work of Missouri S&T researchers.Read More »
The power plant of the future could be smaller, highly efficient and even portable, and researchers at Missouri S&T could play a key role in making this transformation happen.
Missouri S&T recently received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop more efficient heat exchangers for energy production. Heat exchangers are devices used to transfer heat between two or more fluids and are commonly used in systems such as chemical plants, petroleum refineries, and refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.Read More »
Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a big boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from very small nanocrystals. He received a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in support of research to develop a new approach for direct fabrication of functional nanostructures from multiple materials.Read More »
Physics researchers have discovered a new way to control light — one that produces a concentrated, optically energetic laser beam when transmitted through diffuse media such as fog, biological tissue or white paint — rather than the typical weaker light with a lateral spread.Read More »
Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart speakers. Smart appliances.
Smart devices are improving people’s lives every day. Advances in smart technology are helping people stay connected, find information and organize their lives along with numerous other benefits.
With these advances also come a sense of unease and insecurity – concerns about privacy, personal data sharing and ethics.Read More »
A new book by a Missouri S&T researcher, her former doctoral student and the vice president of an additive manufacturing startup offer guidance for executives uncertain of whether to join the additive manufacturing revolution or wait until its adoption becomes more widespread.Read More »
Missouri S&T researchers have come up with a new way to design electronic circuit boards to reduce radio-frequency interference (RFI) without impeding signal integrity.Read More »