Adjunct Faculty

Missouri S&T  employs qualified industry professionals to bring to the program authentic experience to reinforce classroom learning.  Students learn current industry application and benefit from qualified and proven professionals in applicable fields. We also employ exceptional faculty from other univeristies to provide breadth especially with distance offerings.


Dr. Jason Baird

Adjunct Associate Professor

Retired USAF LTC

Deputy Director of the Propulsion Division of the Propulsion Directorate

MLPA Blaster's Certification

Missouri Explosives and Phyrotechnicial Licenses

BATFE Explosives License

Research Interests:

Chemical Rocket Propulsion | Energetic Materials | Advanced Composite Materials | Explosive Taggants

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D. - University of Missouri Rolla

Mr. Steve Hall

Lecturer

Explosives Engineernig

Specialization:

Pyrotechnics | Fireworks Manufacturing

Education:

  • BS - Chemical Engineering UMR
  • MS - Explosives Engineering S&T

Dr. Vilem Petr

Adjunct Associate Research Professor

Explosives Engineering

Education:

  • Diploma of Mining Engineering - Technical University of Mining, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • M.S. Mineral Engineering - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Ph.D. Mining and Earth Systems Engineering - Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Jamal Rostami

Adjunct Associate Professor

Specialization:

Underground Construction | Tunneling | Construction Management | Micro-tunneling | Mine Design and Development | Rock Blasting and Fragmentation | Rock Reinforcement | Ground Control | Underground Space Design

Education:

  • Ph.D. Mining Engineering - Colorado School of Mines

Mr. Greg Shapiro

Lecturer

Specialization:

Missouri Licensed Blaster | 20+ Years operating a demolition company | President of a blasting company with over 30 projects completed

Research Interests:

Shapiro Brothers Inc.

Education:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Missouri

Mr. Matt Sutcliffe

Lecturer

Specialization:

President & CEO Premier Pyrotechics Inc. | Founding Member of the International Fireworks Association | Member of Pyrotechnics Guild International, American Pyrotechnics Association, National Firefighters Association


Dr. Gillian Worsey

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Co-owner of Worsey & Associates | Blaster Trained | BATFE Explosives License/responsible Person | Federal Regulations

Research Interests:

Transportation | Weapons Components | Reformulation of Energetic Materials

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering - UMR

Mr. Matt Coy

Lecturer

Specialization:

Licensed Blaster | Licensed Fireworks Display Operator | Licensed Pyrotechnician

Education:

  • BS Mining Engineering - S&T
  • MS Explosives Engineering - S&T

Mr. Jerry Vaill

Lecturer

Specialization:

Licensed Fireworks Display Operator | Licensed Pyrotechnician | Retired from the US Geological Survey

Education:

  • BS Civil Engineering - UMR
  • MS Explosives Engineering - S&T