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  • Researcher receives Young Investigator Award for wind tunnel research at Missouri S&T

    Blowing in the wind (tunnel)
    Wind tunnel testing of hypersonic aircraft and spacecraft capable of reaching speeds of Mach 5 or higher can be drastically affected by “noise” created at the tunnel wall. Lian Duan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is working to improve the reliability of data collected in those tests.

  • Internet addiction?
    Sriram Chellappan, assistant professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, tracked the Internet usage of 69 college students over a two-month period and found a correlation between certain types of Internet usage and other addictive behaviors.

  • Researchers study ‘smart’ rocks use for detecting bridge damage at Missouri S&T

    ‘Smart’ rocks detect bridge damage
    Genda Chen, the Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering at Missouri S&T is using rocks with imbedded sensors to monitor the structural health of bridge foundations, even when they’re buried in a riverbed deep below the water’s surface.

  • Scanning electron micrograph image of germanium nanowires electrodeposited onto an indium-tin oxide electrode from an aqueous solution. Research at Missouri S&T.

    Simplifying germanium nanowire growth
    The high conductivity of germanium nanowires makes them ideal for use in lithium-ion batteries, but germanium is expensive to process. Jay A. Switzer, the Donald L. Castleman/Foundation for Chemical Research Professor of Discovery at Missouri S&T, has developed a simple, less-expensive method to grow them.

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Our faculty, staff and alumni have been at the forefront of many of the world’s greatest achievements, including the world’s first trans-Atlantic telephone call, Doppler radar, the Apollo 11 moon landing and the creation of Twitter.

World-changing research occurs every day at S&T. Key research areas include biomedical science and engineering, civil infrastructure, energy research and development, environmental research, intelligent systems, materials research, and rock mechanics and explosives. Missouri S&T’s interdisciplinary approach to research involves students working alongside world-class faculty in a variety of fields – from the sciences and engineering to the humanities, business and the liberal arts. 

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