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Natural and Applied Sciences professors awarded for new research

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The world of the scientist is always changing due to new findings and equipment that lead to new possibilities. Several faculty from the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Missouri State University are contributing to this new research in their laboratories.

  • Dr. Chris Barnhart, professor of biology, recently received $24,955 from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for the project “Propagation and Restoration of the Neosho Mucket in the Cottonwood River in Kansas.”
  • Dr. Saibal Mitra, professor of physics, was awarded $49,689 for the project “Deposition of Conformal Antibacterial Nanocoatings Using Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) from NASA through the Missouri University of Science & Technology.


About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.

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