Field Trip to Ameren's Dorsett facilities and the ABB St. Louis Transformer Plant 09/29/2017

As part of the ELEC ENG 6001: POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION II course, the instructor Prof.Paul Nauert arranged a fried trip for the students to visit Ameren's Dorsett facilities and the ABB St. Louis Transformer Plant on September 29, 2017. 






Past News and Events


Critical Issues in the Supply Chain of Lithium for Electric Vehicle Batteries

September 21, 2012

Ona Egbue, a doctoral student in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology is studying potential disruptions to the long-term supply chain of lithium.  "Lithium batteries are top choices for high-performance rechargeable battery packs," Egbue says.   

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Grainger Power Engineering Awards

June 2012

Thirteen electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates each received a $5,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical engineering department.  The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. students at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently completed their own vehicle, a hybrid go-kart.         

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Students Build a Go-Kart

December 2011

While General Motors recently came out with its Chevrolet Volt, four electrical engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently completed their own vehicle, a hybrid go-kart.  

Andrew Jabrani drives the vehicle. Photos by B.A. Rupert

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Unvieling of EVie

October 17, 2011 1:00 PM | Permalink | Comments ()|

Hi! I’m EVie

I’m an electric truck and I’m pretty special. You can meet me at the St. Louis Science Center. I’ll be there for the first time during SciFest, October 17-23, 2011. Come and meet me and learn about energy.

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S&T to help establish new university in China

September 22, 2011 2:23 PM

Education officials from Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province, are seeking the assistance of Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to establish a new English-language university in China.

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Deployment of Electric Vehicles Ignites New Auto Tech and Safety Programs

Jeff Murphy WARRENSBURG, MO, Aug. 18, 2011

From the front view, the Newton, built in North Kansas City by Smith Electric Vehicles, looks like any other urban delivery truck -- the type that transports packages across town, or carries a full load of soft drinks and even snack items such as potato chips to the local supermarket. But take a closer look under the cab and along the chassis and you'll discover what makes this vehicle different. You'll see why it not only runs quieter than most trucks its size and releases zero emissions, but can achieve speeds up to 50 miles per hour at a range in excess of 100 miles - all without a drop of gas.

“We’ve developed a new certificate program for these vehicles, which is incorporated into the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology Management degree,” said Scott Wilson, program coordinator. “The students who complete the B.S. degree will also complete the certificate.”

The other university partner in the three-year federal grant, the Missouri Safety Center, is under the direction of Terry Butler. He said the center’s role in this partnership is to develop non-academic safety awareness training short courses designed to educate individuals on safety concerns related to advanced electric drive vehicles (AEV), including hands-on driver safety training. These courses will include educational outreach to AEV fleet purchasers, AEV technicians and maintenance personnel, AEV drivers (year one); law enforcement and emergency management services personnel (year two) and the general public (year three).

For more information about the Automotive Technology Management Program, contact Wilson at 660-543-4065. To learn more about programs offered by the Missouri Safety Center, contact Butler at 660-543-4213.;

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EcoCAR Summer Camp

What's Now & What's New - Plug-in Hydrogen EcoCARs
For rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

This week-long residential camp will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FC-PHEV) reduce global environmental impact by minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining performance, safety and consumer appeal.

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Epic Electric & Alternative Fuels - Missouri S&T EcoCAR Commercial

Uploaded by on May 19, 2011

The revolution of the auto industry will be epic. It is happening right now. As the possibilities of alternative fuels are endless, the options are also endless. One technology bridges the gap between current and future vehicles: electric drive. Whether it is paired with gasoline today, or alternative fuels tomorrow, electric vehicle technology adds convenience, efficiency, and appeal to motor vehicles.

What possibilities will alternative fuels bring to the auto industry next?
Tell us what you think in the comments section.

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Courses charge up future electric vehicle engineers

August 12, 2010 8:49 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) |

When Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi and Ph.D. student Andrew Meintz offered the inaugural class on electric and hybrid vehicles last January at Missouri University of Science and Technology, they made an instant connection with students from a variety of engineering disciplines.

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Energy Research at Missouri S&T

From: MissouriSandT  | Jun 24, 2010  |

Missouri University of Science and Technology's commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability and responsible energy research and development extends well beyond the labs and classrooms of our campus. As the first university in the United States to adopt ISO 14001 principles for its environmental management system, Missouri S&T is dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by integrating environmental stewardship into its education, research, administration and business activities.

For more information about Missouri S&T's energy environment and education initiatives, visit:

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EcoCAR Outreach - Missouri S&T

This month the Missouri S&T EcoCAR Team reaches out to the community. Dr. John Sheffield makes a presentation to the Rotary Club of Rolla Missouri.

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S&T researchers to develop renewable energy technologies for military installations

October 6, 2009 

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have received a $3.45 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop renewable energy technologies for advanced military installations.

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S&T receive $5 million for advanced vehicle project

August 5, 2009 3:03 PM

Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive $5 million in federal funding to provide educational and training programs for a new electric vehicle initiative in Missouri.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the funding today (Wednesday, Aug. 5) during a visit to Kansas City, Mo., where Missouri S&T is working with the city of Kansas City, Mo., to provide clean battery-powered transit vehicles to the city. The funding is part of a $2.4 billion initiative to speed the development of electric vehicles and battery technology nationwide.

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Bond secures $1.66 million for S&T plug-in hybrid project

December 11, 2008

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond has secured $1.66 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund a partnership between Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Kansas City, Mo., government to provide clean battery-powered transit vehicles to the city.

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Researchers help build 'Internet for energy' through new NSF center

September 4, 2008

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of seven universities in the United States and Europe involved in a new National Science Foundation research initiative that aims to transform the nation’s power grid into an Internet for energy that will speed renewable electric-energy technologies into every home and business.

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More information about the research may be found on the FREEDM center website,


Prize Paper Award

Deepak Somayajula, Andrew Meintz, and Mehdi Ferdowsi received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC). This year’s conference was held in Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. The paper is titled “Study on the Effects of Battery Capacity on the Performance of Hybrid Electric Vehicles”.