Dr. William Bray, department head of mathematics, had a couple of productive years. In addition to his department duties, teaching classes and advising students, Bray has also published three papers. Old friends, new papers Bray collaborated with Dr. Boris Rubin, from Louisiana State University, for two of the papers. Bray has known Rubin for more than 20 years, having … [Read more...] about A scholarly year for our math department head
Dr. Mike Reed, two students, Laura Katzer and John Crooke, and several international collaborators recently published work on evolved (subdwarf) stars. Their paper, entitled, “Two p-mode dominated subdwarf B pulsators in binaries with F-star companions observed with K2” analyzed seismic reading of stars found with the Kepler space telescope. About their research Reed, … [Read more...] about Exploring the stars, one vibration at a time
Dr. Melida Gutierrez recently published an article on salt content of dairy farms. Her publication, “Salt content of dairy farm effluents as an indicator of salinization risk to soils,” is step one in a process to discover a salt balance at the watershed level. She and her collaborators look at salinity and amount of dairy farm wastewater to estimate the amount of salt … [Read more...] about On the hunt for dairy farms and salt
Dr. Tiglet Besara has only been at Missouri State University a couple years, but he is already making himself known. Besara, assistant professor of physics, recently published new work on a titanium gold compound. About his research Titanium and gold are not magnetic. If you combine them, the new compound becomes magnetic. This makes it an antiferromagnet. It … [Read more...] about New publication adds to metals research
One of our new assistant professors of chemistry, Dr. Cyren Rico, is on a roll. In addition to sharpening his teaching skills, he recently published two papers: Cerium oxide nanoparticles transformation at the root-soil interface of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Shifts in N and δ15N n wheat and barley exposed to cerium oxide nanoparticles Both … [Read more...] about Nanomaterials: How do they affect us?