Signature Area of Research at Missouri S&T
Infrastructure is the foundation that connects the nation’s businesses, communities and people. It drives our economy and improves our quality of life. Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure has been identified as a signature area of research in which Missouri S&T is positioned to become a national leader.
Seed funding is available to researchers working in this area.
Applications are due October 1, 2018.
The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure signature area is critical to improving the nation’s infrastructure in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Missouri S&T’s current leadership and resources address this national dilemma.
• In 2013, S&T was named a Tier-1 University Transportation Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT).
• In 2012, S&T was awarded $2.5 million by the U.S.DOT for specialized equipment for construction materials research.
• Plans to construct an Advanced Construction Materials Laboratory will further enhance our capabilities.
Missouri S&T faculty are among the nation’s best, and the university is recruiting new faculty members to build upon a strong foundation in this signature area. The university also has state-of-the-art research equipment for the design and testing of novel construction materials, metal casting, composites manufacturing and materials characterization, as well as six interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, RE-CAST University Transportation Center, Materials Research Center, Polymer and Coatings Institute in Chemistry, the Polymer Composite Manufacturing and Testing Laboratory in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, and the Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center.