Much like National Weather Service sirens signal impending severe weather, so too may a similar system warn us before earthquakes strike or volcanoes erupt.
A Missouri S&T aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky exploratory missions when something goes wrong. [Read more…]
Stored in steel drums and buried in mountainsides, nuclear waste can remain radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Reducing the space needed to store the waste saves time and money and will reduce the overall environmental impact, says Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering. [Read more…]
By the year 2025, cars and light trucks will average 54.5 miles per gallon — at least that’s the goal set by the U.S. Department of Transportation in its corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. [Read more…]
Leslie Gertsch is baking asteroids in search of an interstellar water source that could one day lead to industrialized space travel. [Read more…]
Using the cab of a white Ford Ranger XLT with split bucket seats as a driving simulator, a team of Missouri S&T researchers is evaluating road sign configurations to see if alternatives could make drivers — and workers — safer in work zones on Missouri roadways. [Read more…]
Military historian John C. McManus is conducting research for a new two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asian theater during World War II through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which wants to make scholarly research more accessible to the public. [Read more…]
Elizabeth Cudney, PhD EMgt’06, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote Total Productive Maintenance: Strategies and Implementation Guide, which was published in July by CRC Press.
Kellie Grasman, a lecturer in engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote a textbook titled Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis. The text won the Book of the Year Award at the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.
Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, and Honglan Shi, an associate research professor of chemistry, are working with colleagues at Clemson University to develop a microscopic fiber optic probe that can detect changes in a single cell. The work is funded through a $567,311 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more…]
Unlike inkjet or laser printers, which use mixtures of various pigments to reproduce color on a printed page, a new process developed by a pair of S&T mechanical engineers uses nanomaterials for color printing with no ink. The finished product is visible only with the aid of a high-powered electron microscope. [Read more…]