Tag: materials science

Greg Hilmas named interim chair of materials science and engineering

Posted by on June 27, 2017

Dr. Gregory E. Hilmas, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of the materials science and engineering department at Missouri S&T, effective July 1.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Posted by on June 20, 2017

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine. And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping.

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Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

Posted by on November 22, 2016

Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Glass scaffolds that help heal bone show promise as weight-bearing implants

Posted by on July 26, 2013

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a type of glass implant that could one day be used to repair injured bones in the arms, legs and other areas of the body that are most subject to the stresses of weight.

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Metal analyzer improves strength of metals and safety of troops

Posted by on October 10, 2008

Steel castings used in critical military applications can now be quickly analyzed to help improve the metal’s strength and performance thanks to researchers at Missouri S&T. The university recently purchased a metal analyzer that tests for non-metallic particles, called inclusions. Inclusions can reduce the durability of a metal part, which could lead to a shortened part lifespan in critical components, such as armor and canons.

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Huebner named chair of UMR’s materials science and engineering department

Posted by on January 16, 2007

Dr. Wayne Huebner has been named chair of the materials science and engineering department at the University of Missouri-Rolla, effective with the start of the current semester. 

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Superconductivity is key to conserving energy, says UMR researcher

Posted by on August 31, 2006

Dr. Fatih Dogan, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, is working with superconducting materials that might eventually revolutionize the way energy is conserved.

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UMR researchers develop environmentally friendly coatings for military applications

Posted by on July 31, 2006

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla are helping to develop a two-layer, chromate-free coating system to protect military equipment, especially aircraft, from corrosion. The two layers consist of a non-chromate conversion coating and self-priming ultra-violet light materials.

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U.S. News again ranks UMR among top graduate engineering programs

Posted by on March 31, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla is again one of the nation’s top graduate engineering schools, according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of graduate schools. The rankings also list five UMR programs as among the best in the country.

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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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