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110 ERL, 500 West 16th Street, Rolla, MO 65409  - Phone:  (573) 341-4193  - Fax: (573) 341-4192  - Email:  erdc@mst.edu

Joseph Smith, Director

Joseph D. Smith, Director
Laufer Energy Chair

Mission Statement


The Energy Research and Development Center (ERDC) serves as a focal point for Research, Development, and Deployment activities related to energy-related technologies and energy security. ERDC researchers focus on educating students to analyze and solve issues related to environmental and economic sustainability of energy systems that improve rural economies and expand resource diversity. The center fosters close collaboration between Missouri S&T and other research centers in industry, national labs, and other universities. Work conducted through the ERDC is aimed at benefitting the university, the state of Missouri and the nation.

 


Energy Facts

  • The U.S. spends over $1,205 trillion dollars annually on energy.
  • The U.S. used 22% of the total world petroleum consumption in 2012.
  • Energy demand is projected to rise by over 30% by 2020, much faster than the projected increase in domestic energy production.
  • The shortfall between energy demand and domestic production is projected to increase nearly 50% by 2020.

In the News

Undergraduate, Logan Turk's Intern Experience with Westinghouse
http://westinghousenuclear.com/About/News/Features/Logan#.VAjWuAi5UpE.email

 

 

 

 

 


 

Small Modular Reactor Research and Education Consortium (SMRrec)


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Small Modular Reactor

The Small Modular Reactor Research and Education Consortium (SMRrec) led by Missouri S&T provides its members with research results to advance the design, construction and operation of SMRs by collaborating in the development of precompetitive technologies.

SMRrec Press Releases

Two Initiatives to be Funded

S&T has selected two initiatives to be funded.

S&T to Lead SMRrec Consortium

System campuses in Rolla and Columbia to work with industry leaders Ameren and Westinghouse Electric to bolster research in nuclear energy.

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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MINING ON THE MOON

Dr. Leslie Gertsch takes a look at humanity's future in space.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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SLIMY STUFF

Paul Nam suggests the potential solution to several global problems is green slime (algae).

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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