materials science

Educational research mini-grants awarded to five faculty projects

Posted by on July 5, 2018

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Expanding the sophomore design curriculum for aerospace engineering students and maximizing the co-op experience are a couple of topics faculty will be researching with the help of mini-grant funding. The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) recently provided nearly $25,000 in mini-grant funding for the following projects:

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Professor presents in Paris on materials research

Posted by on March 6, 2018

Dr. Joseph Newkirk, professor of materials science and engineering, delivered the keynote address at the 15th annual Congress on Materials Research and Technology Feb. 19 in Paris. His talk was titled “Creating the Materials of Tomorrow.”

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Professor presents paper at plasticity conference in Puerto Rico

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Joseph W. Newkirk, professor of materials science and engineering, delivered an invited paper at the International Conference on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 7. The paper is titled “Selective Laser Melting of Fe-Co Intermetallics and Resulting Grain Boundary Performance.” This is part of his research with the Kansas City National Security Campus. He is investigating improved permanent magnetic materials.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Forty-one faculty members have received the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016-17. The winners were recognized at a ceremony in November. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Grad students compete with three-minute theses

Posted by on December 5, 2017

The office of graduate studies hosted a Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) in October and November. The competition provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to develop their communication skills. Congratulations to the winners:

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Nanodiamonds research published in ACS Nano

Posted by on December 5, 2017

An S&T faculty member and undergraduate student are co-authors on the paper, “The Effect of Surface Chemistry on the Fluorescence of Detonation Nanodiamonds,” published Oct. 31 in an American Chemical Society journal, ACS Nano.

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Nuclear engineering students, faculty present at national conference

Posted by on November 7, 2017

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Several Missouri S&T Ph.D. students and faculty members gave presentations at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Presentations included:

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Three-Minute Thesis finale planned tonight

Posted by on November 2, 2017

Six student finalists will highlight their graduate research in three-minute presentations during the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) finale at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. The six finalists and their areas of study are:

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Three receive NSF CAREER awards

Posted by on June 6, 2017

Three Missouri S&T faculty researchers recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. It is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Recipients are:

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MSE awardees announced

Posted by on May 3, 2017

The department of materials science and engineering recently presented awards at its spring banquet. Honorees are:

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