Tag: ceramic engineering

Schwartz named fellow of ceramic society

Posted by on June 19, 2006

Dr. Robert W. Schwartz, professor of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been named a fellow by the American Ceramic Society. Schwartz will be officially recognized as a fellow during a society banquet this October in Cincinnati.

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Good to the last drop: UMR team wins coffee mug competition

Posted by on February 22, 2006

Ceramic coffee mugs created by students at the University of Missouri-Rolla recently survived 12-foot falls onto asphalt in Coco Beach, Fla., to win the American Ceramic Society’s national Mug Drop Contest.

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UMR engineering students to help Guatemalans rebuild homes

Posted by on June 23, 2005

When a major earthquake jolted Central America in January 2001, it left many Guatemalans wondering how they would rebuild their destroyed adobe homes. More than four years later, residents of Jerez are finding their answer in the hands of seven engineering students from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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Extreme home: UMR researchers investigate construction on the red planet

Posted by on August 19, 2004

As NASA continues to focus on sending explorers to Mars, two scientists at UMR are working on ways to house the astronauts when they arrive on the red planet by building with Martian minerals.

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UMR helps with nationwide effort to commercialize fuel cells

Posted by on August 10, 2004

The next battery-powered bunny may move to the beat of a different sort of battery — a solid oxide fuel cell — with the help of a new glass-ceramic seal being developed by researchers at UMR.

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Delbert Day elected into National Academy of Engineering for cancer research

Posted by on February 12, 2004

Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at UMR whose work with glass has resulted in a variety of inventions — from "glasphalt" for roads to an innovative approach to fight liver cancer using microscopic, irradiated glass beads — has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, the NAE announced Friday, Feb. […]

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Stronger tiles, safer shuttles

Posted by on February 5, 2003

In the wake of the Feb. 1 space shuttle Columbia tragedy, the national media spotlight turned to a couple of young faculty members in UMR’s ceramic engineering department. Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz have just started work on a three-year, $300,000 project for the Air Force to develop ultra-high-temperature ceramic tiles — tiles that also […]

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Making paper-making cleaner, cheaper

Posted by on December 19, 2002

That clean, white piece of paper in your laser printer is the result of a not-so-clean manufacturing process. But a UMR researcher is hoping to change that by improving the way paper-makers make black and white liquor.

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Hilmas wins "Oscars of Invention" award

Posted by on October 2, 2002

Dr. Greg Hilmas, assistant professor of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will receive one of Research and Development Magazine’s 2002 R&D 100 awards, also known as the "Oscars of Invention" and the "Pulitzer Prizes of Technology," on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Chicago.

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Using Glass to Heal Bones

Posted by on August 15, 2002

Arthritis sufferers may soon find relief from an unlikely source: glass. UMR researchers are developing special glasses that could be used to repair bone and microscopic glass spheres that could be injected into arthritic joints

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