Archives for May 2016

Did you ever want to influence US Congress on a water project?

See: Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development

We have until 19 September 2016 to submit short proposal forms on projects or modifications of Corps of Engineer projects. Last year’s submissions included:

Navy Young Investigator Xiaodong Yang

Missouri S&T assistant professor Xiaodong Yang was one of 47 recipients of the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. There were 280 applicants for the award.

Xiaodong Yang Assistant Professor 227 Toomey Hall 573-341-6273

Congratulations Xiaodong! See eNews article.

Xiaoming He and Mingzhen Wei work together on groundwater flow

There is a nice write up in eNews on two of our very active assistant professors.


Dr. Mingzhen Wei Assistant Professor Petroleum Engineering Dept of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering (GGPE) Missouri University of Science and Technology 330 McNutt Hall Rolla, MO 65409 Email : Phone : (573) 341-4657 Website :

Dr. Xiaoming He.

Dr. Xiaoming He, Assistant Professor Ph.D. Virginia Tech 115 Rolla Building Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO 65409-0020 (573) 341-6208 Fax:(573) 341-4741 Email:


discoverer of three exoplanets

Jj bio pic.png Alumni research accomplishments include the ongoing work of this astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at Harvard.

Check him out.

scientific exploration of the Moon

F Al-Baz.jpgS&T alumni have held key positions. Do you know about Farouk El-Baz?

NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project


co-discoverer of the neutrino

Do you know about Clyde Cowen (Nobel Prize in Physics)?  Check out this alum’s story.

Clyde Lorrain Cowan Jr

Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing


The EERE intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean EnergyManufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy AndDecreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing.”

This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy ManufacturingInnovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturingcompetiveness in the process. Analysis shows that the development and deployment of cost effective new technologies to enable significant reductions in the life-cycle embodied energy and carbon emissions for materials production in the US economy relative to the use of primary feedstocks could offer energy savings on the order of 1.6 quadrillion BTU (quads) annually across four classes of waste materials – metals, fibers, polymers, and e-waste.

The resulting Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to be a Department of Energy supported Institute participating in the interagency National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) program.

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights


The National Science Foundation (NSF), with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is calling for the advanced manufacturing research community to unite in the establishment of the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights (the “Consortium”). NSF is the program lead and is solely responsible for administration of the solicitation and the resulting award. NIST, acting on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, is the program co-sponsor with NSF and provides financial and administrative support to NSF. The Consortium will:
– Embrace all fields of advanced manufacturing, including emerging areas and areas overlapping with other disciplines.
– Serve as a catalyst and enabler for and give a voice to the national advanced manufacturing research community in shaping the future of advanced manufacturing.
– Consider issues, challenges and opportunities facing U.S. advanced manufacturing, and source novel and unanticipated perspectives on technology priorities that can inform both the broad advanced manufacturing community and agency work.
– Provide a resource for rapid response expert advice to help inform cross-cutting federal research and development initiatives in advanced manufacturing. It is anticipated that these responses might be provided within from several days for simple informational items to several months for more complex issues.
– Serve as an intermediary for the Administration in soliciting the input of the broader manufacturing community and supply chains on technology strategies.

Mid-Career Researcher Award


The Mid-Career Researcher Award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials research made by mid-career professionals. The award recipient must also demonstrate notable leadership in the materials area.

The Mid-Career Researcher Award is made possible through an endowment established by Aldrich Materials Science.

Functional Materials and Applications


Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate is soliciting white papers and potentially technical and cost proposals under this announcement that support the needs of the Functional Materials and Applications mission. Functional Materials technologies range from materials and scientific discovery through technology development and transition are of interest. Descriptors of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate technology interests are presented in the context of functional materials core technical competencies and applications which focus on enabling innovative solutions, methods and understanding in the development and application of new materials devices and concepts to meet specific performance goals.