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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.

  • Glass scaffolds that help heal bone show promise as weight-bearing implants
    Missouri S&T researchers are using small, porous glass scaffolds like these to regenerate bone.

  • 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.

As one of the world’s leading technological research universities, Missouri University of Science and Technology is nationally recognized for its research and scholarship.

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. 

As Missouri’s leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) public university, Missouri S&T researchers focus on our state’s areas of need first and foremost, including electrical and cyber systems, energy, the environment, manufacturing, materials and civil infrastructure.

This future-focused research will be carried out in S&T’s four signature research areas – Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure, Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments and Smart Living – which align with the university’s strategic plan.

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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CHAMPIONING STEM FOR MINORITIES

Emily Hernandez wants to see more diversity in the engineering fields, and is doing her part to help.

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SELFLESS ACTIONS, GLOBAL IMPACT

Melissa Elder’s travels to her mother’s homeland of Honduras have shaped her career path and research focus.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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PERFECT FIT

Hannah Frye is doing research that could lead to a treatment for diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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PEOPLE PERSON

Cagatay "Ty" Atmaca has accomplished a lot since being sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp. four years ago.

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PRINTING THE FUTURE

Jonathan Bopp used his 3D printer to create parts for the Mars Rover’s robotic arm.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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SAYING GOOD RIDDANCE TO SOGGY BUNS

Tyler Richards has designed a cap that keeps separated liquid from escaping ketchup bottles.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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