CAREER award funds research on carbon nanotube interactions

Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his proposal, “CAREER: In-Situ Process-Structure-Property Evaluation of CNT Forests.” Carbon nanotubes have been a big focus of Maschmann’s research since the Mizzou Engineering alumnus joined the faculty of his alma … Continued

MU Engineering bestows annual alumni, faculty, staff awards

Two outstanding alumni, three brilliant faculty members and a pair of dedicated staff members were honored with top awards at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia. Alumnus Steve Pierson was the night’s marquee honoree, receiving the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. The award pays tribute to … Continued

Civil engineering professor featured by NBC News

Civil engineering Professor Carlos Sun was interviewed by NBC News for a story on the future of automobile transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles. The story also cited Sun and his colleague’s renowned research into the increased safety provided by diverging diamond interchanges, which reduce fatal crashes by more than 60 percent.  Read the story here.

Three engineers chosen for this year’s Mizzou ’39 honors

Being selected to Mizzou ’39 is a tremendous honor for any University of Missouri senior. The award highlights the top 39 seniors in terms of academics, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community. This year, three College of Engineering seniors earned that lofty accolade. Bioengineering majors Creighton DeYoung and Briana Wilson and industrial engineering … Continued

Robotic technology creates cost-effective method to study Missouri crops

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping. Gui DeSouza, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) Laboratory have partnered with researchers from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to study the effects … Continued

College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete … Continued

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

For the first time, Applied Optoelectronics Inc., and the University of Missouri College of Engineering teamed up in an attempt to uncover novel methods of chemical sensing. AOI and Mizzou paired to provide two winning proposals from MU College of Engineering research teams with $150,000 each in seed money as part of the first-ever AOI … Continued

Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The College of Engineering partnered with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association to provide the infrastructure needed for students to get a world-class experiential education. That MAPA-sponsored lab is now up and running and was installed as part of the recent Lafferre Hall renovation project. The lab, along with an existing on-campus lab and two additional … Continued

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infections are a critical problem in the medical world, including the area of regenerative medicine. This form of antibiotic-resistant staph infection can cause serious complications after typical invasive procedures and can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact. MRSA is one of the foremost causes of osteomyelitis, a disease that … Continued