Tag: chemistry

In Nature Materials paper, researchers describe new method to boost electron mobility, conductivity

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Two Missouri S&T chemistry researchers are part of an international team that has designed a new metal-organic framework that exhibits dramatic improvements in electron mobility, which could lead to new applications for fuels cells, batteries and other technologies. The team describes its research in a Nature Materials published online Monday, June 4.

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Missouri S&T student wins fellowship to conduct research at national laboratory this summer

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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A Missouri S&T student will spend most of his summer working at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois.

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Missouri S&T doctoral student works to improve drug safety, efficacy with new chiral templates

Posted by on April 26, 2018

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In the early 1960s, the Thalidomide drug scare caused thousands of worldwide infant deaths and birth defects from a morning sickness medicine for expectant mothers. The disaster transformed drug regulation systems, and changed the pharmaceutical industry’s understanding of chiral properties: the notion that molecules with otherwise identical properties are in fact mirror images, like your right and left hands. Missouri S&T materials science and engineering doctoral student Meagan Kelso wasn’t even close to being born when the chiral consequences of Thalidomide first became apparent nearly 60 years ago. But the drug industry’s continued efforts to fine-tune how it first identifies and then separates chiral compounds is driving the native Texan’s Ph.D. research.

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Nanodiamond research shines brightly on S&T chemistry student’s success

Posted by on March 22, 2018

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With an enthusiasm for chemistry that’s hard to miss, and scientific achievements that defy her age, Cholaphan Deeleepojananan, a senior in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, chose her path while in high school in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

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New MXene materials could capture wasted frictional energy from smartphones, and more

Posted by on January 31, 2018

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Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone, it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone’s battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T.

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A fight against aging

Posted by on August 1, 2017

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For years, Jatin Mehta watched his mother’s health degrade as she dealt with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes. When she passed away on March 5, 2016, Mehta dedicated his research to her, and to the millions of others around the world that die from age-associated diseases every year.

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Chemistry researcher receives prestigious honor

Posted by on July 21, 2017

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A renowned researcher and educator at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected to join an exclusive group of chemists. But he says the honor has more to do with the quality of research, education and community outreach at Missouri S&T than with his individual accomplishments. Dr. Yinfa Ma, associate dean for research […]

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Functional as a philosophy

Posted by on June 13, 2017

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After working for several years at Chevron Corp. on government contracts in his native Pakistan, Malik Adnan Saeed decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. He says Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his work in the field of aerogels inspired his choice to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T student earns ECS Fellowship

Posted by on June 5, 2017

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Siddesh Umapathi, a Ph.D. student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fellowship for the 2017 summer. This fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue research work in a field of interest to ECS and includes a $5,000 cash award.

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Researchers create shape-memory aerogels with rubber-like elasticity

Posted by on May 2, 2017

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Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly impossible to improve on a substance considered the final frontier in lightweight materials. But chemists from Missouri University of Science and Technology have done just that by making aerogels that have rubber-like elasticity and can “remember” their original shapes.

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