Tag: research

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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Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs

Posted by on January 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the power of water as an energy source. About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the DOE’s […]

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19 important research stories of 2019

Posted by on December 17, 2019

From out-of-this-world discoveries to fresh insights into the origins of life, designing nanoscale holograms, new treatments for brain injury and a “boldly revisionist” look at World War II, Missouri S&T researchers made significant contributions to our understanding of the world around us in 2019. Here’s a look back at 19 of the most significant research […]

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Research shows people are overconfident about identifying phishing emails

Posted by on September 26, 2019

People may not be as cyber-savvy as they believe they are when it comes to identifying email phishing scams, according to Missouri S&T researchers. But employers may benefit from teaching employees how to spot phishing by regularly sending them fake phishing emails. Phishing is a method of gathering personal information, banking and credit card details, […]

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Researchers seek participants for study of why people reject smart devices

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Two researchers at Missouri S&T want to interview people in the Rolla area who have purchased smart home devices but decided to stop using them. A smart device is an electronic gadget generally connected to other devices through wireless connections that a user can operate interactively. Drs. David Wright and Daniel Shank are studying why […]

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Missouri S&T research uncovers possible trigger for beginnings of life on Earth as we know it

Posted by on July 9, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, […]

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Nationally regarded engineer and academic leader chosen for chancellor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on May 16, 2019

Dr. Mohammad Dehghani of Stevens Institute of Technology will become Missouri S&T’s next chancellor on Aug. 1, 2019.

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The year in research: 18 stories worth revisiting

Posted by on December 17, 2018

From studies on how DNA could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatments to research on how to develop trust with artificial intelligence to studies on gender bias, traumatic brain injury, electric vehicle charging and more, Missouri S&T faculty and students explored a variety of research topics in 2018. Here are 18 major research stories from S&T for the 2018 calendar year.

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Building better aerogels by crushing them

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Strong, flexible and ultralight aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their mechanical properties at the nanoscale level.

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University of North Texas dean to lead Missouri S&T research and graduate studies

Posted by on May 3, 2018

Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas in Denton, will become vice chancellor of research and dean of graduate studies at Missouri S&T effective Sept. 4.

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