Prakash Reddy publishes new text

Associate Professor of Chemistry Prakash Reddy new text Organofluorine Compounds in Biology and Medicine, 1st Edition was published January 28th. The book covers the synthesis and biochemical and therapeutic applications of organofluorine compounds, making it an essential source for researchers on fluorine chemistry and its biomedical uses. You can find the book at this link. 

Spotlight Signature Area Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure

Housed with the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies is the national-level effort Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure. Infrastructure is the foundation that connects the nation’s businesses, communities and people. It drives our economy and improves our quality of life. The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure signature area is critical to improving the nation’s infrastructure in an environmentally sustainable manner with focus on the following areas:

  • Rebuilding bridges.
  • Investing wisely.
  • Increasing investments.
  • Improving our economic health.
  • Restoration and advancement.

Note what President Obama said about ‘crumbling infrastructure” in the 2015 State of the Union address as reported in CBS News.Crumbling Infrastructure

Spotlight Signature Area Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is critical to economic development in Missouri and the nation. With leading researchers and facilities for additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, and sensor-enabled intelligent manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing at Missouri S&T is well-positioned to develop into a world-class research enterprise. Missouri S&T is one of 23 university partners in a national initiative to reinvent manufacturing through Digital Labs. The initiative was announced in February 2014 by President Obama as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

This signature area is co locating with ISC.

Spotlight on ERDC

The Energy Research and Development Center (ERDC) serves as a focal point for Research, Development, and Deployment activities related to energy-related technologies and energy security. ERDC researchers focus on educating students to analyze and solve issues related to environmental and economic sustainability of energy systems that improve rural economies and expand resource diversity. The center fosters close collaboration between Missouri S&T and other research centers in industry, national labs, and other universities. Work conducted through the ERDC is aimed at benefiting the university, the state of Missouri and the nation. We have recently moved into the first floor of ERL.

ERDC has Seed Funding; requests are typically solicited during the spring semester of every academic year.Seed funding requests for next year should be submitted to the Director of the Energy Research & Development Center in the form of a 2-page white paper and budget summary by May 2015. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply for funding.

ERDC solar villageis the home of the small modular reactor Research and Education Consortium (SmrREC) a provides its members with research results to advance the design, construction and operation of SMRs by collaborating in the development of precompetitive technologies. The member-driven Consortium facilitates the establishment of the highest quality multi-disciplinary teams of researchers to support the specific needs of the Consortium, thereby advancing the entire nuclear energy sector. The Consortium also provides educational and outreach opportunities to maintain a pipeline of trained engineers and scientists needed to support the nuclear industry renaissance.

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Spotlight on MRC

Focused on students before the technology the Graduate Center for Materials Research (MRC) is a multi-disciplinary research and development organization. Established in 1964 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, MRC provides a graduate education environment that fosters significant advances in the fields of materials science and engineering. MRC provides research facilities, an equipment base and a support infrastructure that enables faculty members, students and industry professionals to conduct successful, team-oriented research and development projects.

The Center provides graduate students in many academic departments (e.g. Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Physics) with advanced training in materials related engineering and science research.

The research conducted in the Center ranges from fundamental science to applied engineering and includes the development, evaluation, application, and understanding of metals, polymers, biomaterials, electronic materials and composites. Accomplishments from the Center include:  glass microspheres for treatment of liver cancer, transparent composites for windows/armor, environmentally friendly corrosion coatings, laser glasses, epitaxial chiral surfaces, biomineralization, fuel cell electrolytes and sealing materials, electrochemical biosensors, multi-layer nanocapacitors, enhanced magnetic materials, and thin film electromagnetic probes.

Spotlight on ISC

The Intelligent Systems Center (ISC) performs basic and applied research to develop generic methodologies and tools (both software and hardware) that can be applied to a wide variety of real-world problems, and to address technology and related issues in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and energy applications. The Center consists of five research thrust areas and has state-of-the-art research facilities distributed across the Missouri S&T campus. For more than 25 years, ISC has been working with government agencies and industrial companies to meet their needs. ISC is affiliated with four national research centers: the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologiesthe NSF ERC for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systemsthe NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems, and the NSF I/UCRC on Net-Centric Software and System.

Integrated Systems Lab at EMSE

Spotlight on CBSE

The Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering (CBSE) is a multidisciplinary research center with a mission to research and develop advanced biomaterials, devices and therapeutics for applications in the biomedical industry. The objectives of the Center are to:

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Enhance facilities and equipment for biomedical research
  • Train the next generation of biomedical engineers
  • improve patient outcomes and expand economic development in Missouri and the US.

Rahaman-BioSciCenter-300x162Research in the CBSE covers a variety of areas in biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, tissue engineering, biofabrication, biosensors, biomedical imaging and biomedical therapeutics. A partial list of current research areas are:

– Design and modeling of bioactive glass for medical applications

– Scaffolds for tissue engineering

– Bone regeneration and vascularization

– Regenerative medicine and stem cell biology

– Bioactive glass for wound healing and nerve regeneration

– Nanobiomaterials for drug delivery, cancer treatment and diagnosis

– Biomarkers for cancer detection

– Antibacterial coatings and implants for orthopedic surgery

– Biosensors and bioimaging devices for cancer treatment and patient care

Spotlight on ERC

The Environmental Research Center (ERC) operates out of the second floor of Butler-Carton Hall. As one of Missouri S&T’s interdisciplinary research centers it integrates biological and physical systems involving emerging contaminants in natural and engineered systems.

Mission and Vision:
The mission of the ERC is to establish the infrastructure and coordinated faculty base to conduct a wide range of large-scale externally-funded research initiatives designed to protect public health from emerging contaminants.

The vision of the ERC is to establish Missouri S&T and the UM System as the recognized leading research institution focused on the fate, effects and control of emerging contaminants.

ERC is into some  really cool stuff –  have you been to the green roof on top of Emerson Hall?green_roof

Spotlight on RMERC

The Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC), founded in 1964, maybe our oldest research center on campus. It provides research leadership in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields with emphasis on activities centered on or related to the mineral resource lease.

The Center serves the mining and petroleum industries, the nuclear industry, geological science and engineering and the related wider industrial manufacturing community. A particular emphasis is to foster innovative and responsive research in rock physics and all fields of science and engineering that deal with rock, including energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear and related fields.

Top things you ought to know about RMERC are:
• Gatherings are held each Friday during the academic year from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Rock Mechanics conference room (106). All are welcome; event is open to the public.
• We are located at the edge of campus @ 1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65409 across the street from Wendy’s fast food.
• You may ask us for seed funding which typically takes the form of graduate stipends, but some support is also available for preliminary data collection or meeting with potential sponsors. Requests are considered at the beginning of each semester. Please submit requests of no more than two pages to Dr. Stewart Gillies by Jan. 7 for the spring semester.
• We have some unusual research facilities/capabilities. We don’t mind sharing and we don’t mind getting dirty.