Professor, Laufer Endowed Energy Chair
Hybrid energy systems, Fuels combustion and gasification, Industrial gas flare design, operation, and regulation, Process modeling, monitoring, control, and operation
Professor and Department Chair
Professor and Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair
Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering
Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Dr. Gao's research emphasizes the combination of geology, physics, mathematics, and computer science to explore the Earth. We image the structure of the Earth's deep interior using elastic waves produced by earthquakes, and study the distribution of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in space and time.
Professor, Geology and Geophysics
I am a geophysicist with a teaching and research interest in both exploration geophysics and solid-earth geophysics. My expertise includes 3-D seismic data interpretation, digital signal processing, computational and observational seismology, seismic hazard mitigation, and layered structure detection in the earth's mantle.
Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering
climate change-related and seismic hazards, infrastructure resilience against natural hazards, applications of remote sensing and AI in geological (geotechnical) engineering, and carbon detection and capture.
Director of Information Technology
Holding a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Park College, he has more than 25 years of experience in software development, systems administration, technical instruction, computer aided instruction design, product development, development and support team operations, project and program management, and strategic development. Mark currently serves as the director for Research Support Services at Missouri S&T, a directorate within the IT organization.
Interface problems, computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics, stochastic PDEs, boundary integral equations, feedback control
Finite element methods, domain decomposition methods, extrapolations
Computational plasma physics (Particle-In-Cell method)
My general research areas are applied mathematics, scientific computing, and numerical analysis. I am particularly interested in reduced order modeling of partial differential equations (PDEs), computational feedback control of PDEs, and applications in control theory, engineering, and mathematics.
Aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, uncertainty quantification, hypersonic flows and systems, computational fluid dynamics, planetary entry/descent/landing of spacecraft, multidisciplinary analysis and design of aerospace vehicles, robust design, numerical methods.
Additive manufacturing, Electronics and photonics manufacturing, Thermal/laser assisted manufacturing, Laser annealing and crystallization, High-throughput and low cost micro/nano-manufacturing, Solution processing of nanomaterials, Molecular dynamics simulation, Transport phenomena in nano-manufacturing processes.
Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage system, renewable energy system, grid energy storage, nano, macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructure, multiphysics, multiscale experiment and simulation.
Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics of energy systems. Heat and mass transfer in buoyant flows, second-law and exergy analysis, numerical simulation of transport phenomena and experimental methods.
Curators Distinguished Professor