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Missouri S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

Posted by on August 18, 2020

Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri S&T researchers who are developing the method.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student named Amelia Earhart Fellow

Posted by on July 20, 2020

Donna Jennings, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International Foundation in recognition of her research into satellite exploration of deep space.

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Missouri S&T student wins SMART scholarship

Posted by on July 10, 2020

Jill Davis of Republic, Missouri, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship to support her research on small satellites for deep space.

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Engineering management chair honored as fellow

Posted by on June 15, 2020

Dr. Suzanna Long, chair of engineering management and systems engineering (EMSE) at Missouri S&T, has been selected as a fellow by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), an honor granted to only 0.1% of the organization’s members in any given year. According to IISE, the fellow award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession […]

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Missouri S&T researchers study factors affecting renewable energy adoption

Posted by on June 9, 2020

Researchers at Missouri S&T have received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how utility customers use electricity, how utility companies distribute power, and how consumer acceptance levels and economic factors affect the adoption of renewable energy, specifically solar power.

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Missouri S&T concrete expert honored with Philleo Award

Posted by on May 8, 2020

The Concrete Research Council of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation has recognized Dr. Kamal Khayat, the Vernon & Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, with the 2020 Robert E. Philleo Award. The award acknowledges Khayat’s body of research, teaching, innovation and leadership related to high-performance concrete, and specifically his pursuit of knowledge transfer regarding the science, performance, design and testing standards of self-consolidating concrete (SCC).

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Missouri S&T researcher wins Google Faculty Research Award

Posted by on April 28, 2020

As electronic devices become more complex, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) they use need more components, including capacitors that prevent voltage fluctuations. Researchers say there is a gap between the theoretical understanding of the physics of designing and placing the capacitors and how to leverage that understanding to create the real product. That gap is the focus of research by Dr. Chulsoon Hwang of Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Google has recognized his work with a highly competitive Faculty Research Award.

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Missouri S&T professor wins prestigious CAREER Award

Posted by on April 7, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized Dr. Marek Locmelis, assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards. The five-year, $550,000 award will support Locmelis’ research into economically important metals such as […]

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Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

Posted by on April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study. They say the project is distinctive in that it measures topics of concern, subjectivity, social distancing and public sentiment rather than predicting the spread of infection.

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Researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to develop sensors for steelmaking

Posted by on March 13, 2020

Steelmaking involves the handling of corrosive metal and oxide fluids at extremely high temperatures – about 1,600 degrees Celsius, which is several hundred degrees hotter than fresh lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. Measuring the temperature, chemistry and fluid flow of molten steel under these conditions in real time is important to enable rapid responses to the changes in the steel during its production, according to researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Missouri S&T part of a $2.2 million grant to develop new, more efficient ways to measure temperature, flow and chemistry during steelmaking to cut costs and improve worker safety.

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