Thimsen receives competitive MURI Award

Thimsen receives competitive MURI Award

Elijah Thimsen, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is part of a team that received a $6.4 million five-year grant for research investigating how to use dusty plasma, or plasma in which particles are suspended, to make new materials.
Advancing the capability of high-powered fuel cells

Advancing the capability of high-powered fuel cells

A team of engineers in the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a high-powered fuel cell that operates at double the voltage of today’s commercial fuel cells. It could power underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft at a significantly lower cost.
When a defect might be beneficial

When a defect might be beneficial

Rohan Mishra, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, led a widespread team of researchers — including at Washington University, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and at the University of Missouri-Columbia — that studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer.