Tag: energy

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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The rise of renewable energy means utility companies must change business models

Posted by on July 21, 2022

With the rise of individual households producing surplus power via solar panels and selling energy back to power companies, the profitability of electric companies could drop and lead to acquisitions and mergers. The electric industry has also seen changes in renewable energy integration and regulatory changes that could lead to shrinking profits and firm consolidations.

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S&T physics researcher works to control light energy

Posted by on March 3, 2022

Light travels through opaque objects in random paths that are difficult to control but, thanks to new research by a team of physicists, light energy can be concentrated at a certain depth. This means that physicists could potentially target specific neurons or even early tumors inside tissue, which is known to usually strongly scatter light.

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Petroleum engineering researchers at Missouri S&T renew industry collaboration on gel to reduce excess water during oil production

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Dr. Baojun Bai has spent more than 20 years working to refine a particle gel he hopes could significantly reduce the amount of wasted water generated in oil production. But when it comes to describing the super-absorbent polymer, he reverts to an analogy that instantly resonates with anyone who’s had to wrangle a fussy newborn. The Missouri S&T researcher’s quest for a superior preformed particle gel that can be injected into oil reservoirs has the financial support of industry heavyweights such as ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum and Daqing Wantong Chemical (DQWT) in China.

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Missouri S&T to participate in $9.7M oil, gas exploration project in southeastern U.S.

Posted by on January 25, 2018

A Missouri S&T geologist is part of a four-campus research team that will receive nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy companies in a bid to boost unconventional oil and gas recovery in the interior southeastern United States. The project is part of a $30 million investment by the federal agency’s Office of Fossil Energy to boost production in reservoirs with less than 50,000 barrels per day of current production.

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New approach to water splitting could improve hydrogen production

Posted by on December 17, 2016

A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have demonstrated a more efficient, less cost-prohibitive way to split water into its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. Their approach could make hydrogen fuel a more viable energy source in the future while addressing the technological […]

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Mariesa Crow receives IEEE award

Posted by on August 26, 2016

Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.”

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Mariesa Crow to serve as vice provost for research

Posted by on March 8, 2016

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been appointed to serve as Missouri S&T’s vice provost for research.

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‘Very exciting time’ ahead for power industry, energy expert says

Posted by on May 26, 2015

New developments in the field of power electronics could lead to greater flexibility for the nation’s electrical power grid, says an expert in power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T assists Phelps County Bank with solar panel installation

Posted by on August 15, 2014

Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will be drawing some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank […]

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