Tag: materials

In series of talks, professor promotes materials of tomorrow

Posted by on May 12, 2018

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As a boy, Dr. Joseph Newkirk was fascinated by artwork that depicted a sleek, space-age future of flying cars and robotic servants – the stuff of TV shows like The Jetsons. Today, Newkirk is still fascinated by a space-age future. But the Missouri S&T professor of metallurgical engineering isn’t dreaming about George Jetson’s speedy spacecraft. Instead, he’s thinking about what future materials will be needed to transport people to Mars or make robots stronger.

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New signature areas focus on materials for extreme environments, smart living

Posted by on May 6, 2014

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Two new best-in-class or signature areas at Missouri University of Science and Technology were announced Tuesday (May 6) by Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader.

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First two of four ‘signature’ areas named

Posted by on January 17, 2014

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Missouri University of Science and Technology made significant headway in carrying out its strategic plan this week by identifying two of four areas in which the campus aims to achieve best-in-class, or signature, status as a research university.

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Researchers study ways to make stronger materials in 3-D

Posted by on September 17, 2013

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Aided by funding from NASA and using methods similar to 3-D printing, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are running computer simulations of processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for the space agency.

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Missouri S&T gets a microscope that magnifies objects a million

Posted by on January 31, 2008

Missouri University of Science and Technology has a new research toy — a focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscope that is capable of shrinking images of objects a million times and then etching them on the head of a pin.         

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Blowing glass out of proportion (on purpose)

Posted by on December 4, 2007

Many Missourians have long associated glass blowing with artisans who populate Silver Dollar City. Now, students at the University of Missouri-Rolla can watch glass blowing — and practice it themselves — on campus.         

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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 creates scholar program with University of Naples Federico II

Posted by on June 30, 2006

Six graduate students from the University of Naples Federico II, founded in 1224 in Naples, Italy, are conducting research this summer at the University of Missouri-Rolla as part of a new scholar program between the two universities.

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Professor, alumni honored for "real-world" corrosion solution

Posted by on March 27, 2003

For helping an electronics company solve a problem with corrosion, Dr. Matthew O’Keefe, associate professor of metallurgical engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received the Best U.S. Paper Award at the 2003 Electronics Assembly Process Exhibition and Conference (APEX) conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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Researchers develop tougher "flaw-free" glass

Posted by on March 27, 2003

By testing glass in its "flaw-free" form, researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla have found a common commercial glass to be more than one and a half times stronger than was previously thought.

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