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Solutions to big challenges worth exploring happen beyond the surface.

Our faculty and graduate researchers dive into the unknown to make life-changing discoveries and in the process become experts in fields that might not even exist yet, on Earth and beyond.

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Missouri S&T is investing in Missouri Distinguished Professorships to lead the university to a new era of convergent research, in which transdisciplinary teams work at the intersection of science, technology and society. [Learn more]

GAANN Fellowships

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a national fellowship program with a stipend of up to $34,000 per year for graduate students with demonstrated financial need. [Learn how to apply]

Research highlights

Dr. David W. Lipke, assistant professor of ceramic engineering, is developing more efficient heat exchangers that could lead to smaller, more efficient power plants. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Downsizing power plants, scaled-up efficiency

The power plant of the future could be smaller, highly efficient and even portable, and researchers at Missouri S&T could play a key role in making this transformation happen. An S&T research team led by Dr. David W. Lipke, assistant professor of ceramic engineering, received a $1.45 million, U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grant to develop more efficient heat exchangers for energy production.

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A view from the ground as a jet flies overhead.

Reducing jet fuel emissions

Armed with a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Missouri S&T researchers are studying the emissions characteristics of black carbon from burning conventional and sustainable alternative jet fuels in jet engines at cruise altitudes.“

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Grace Yan inspects a broken wall after a tornado swept through Missouri.

Assessing tornado damage to improve building codes 

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri last May, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by the tornado outbreak. The information she gathered there will help in her efforts to improve building codes for municipalities.

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Fall 2019 re:search Magazine

Highlighting our groundbreaking discoveries

Published by the Office of Sponsored Programs, re:search highlights some of the groundbreaking discoveries and advances of Missouri S&T’s research programs through detailed features and narratives.

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