Category: Alumni

How a kid from Defiance, Iowa with an IE degree became a successful venture capitalist

From growing up in a town of fewer than 400 people to working with companies valued in the billions, Fred Dotzler has done a lot in his career but he never forgets about the role that Iowa State University played in shaping him personally and professionally as a young man. Dotzler grew up in Defiance, … Continue reading How a kid from Defiance, Iowa with an IE degree became a successful venture capitalist

ECpE alum Vivek Kumar Singh recognized with 2020 NASPI Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alum Vivek Kumar Singh has been recognized with the 2020 North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Outstanding Student of the Year – Graduate-level award for performing significant work in using or advancing synchrophasor technology. The mission of NASPI is to improve power system reliability and visibility … Continue reading ECpE alum Vivek Kumar Singh recognized with 2020 NASPI Outstanding Student of the Year Award

New professorship in Chemical and Biological Engineering awarded to Eric Cochran

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Eric Cochran has been named the inaugural Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson & Randy L. Hagenson Professor. The professorship has been made possible by a generous gift from Iowa State College of Engineering alumni couple Mary Jane and Randy Hagenson. Cochran, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from … Continue reading New professorship in Chemical and Biological Engineering awarded to Eric Cochran

Two Cyclone Engineering students named Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award recipients

Jordan Girolamo, senior in construction engineering, and Charles Kolar (’20 mech engr) have been named recipients of the ISU Alumni Association’s Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award honors outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.

ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alum Ardhendu Tripathy started a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He began the new position after receiving his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, receiving his doctorate from … Continue reading ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T

CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumnus Mark Lashier has been named president and chief operating officer of Phillips 66 effective April 1, 2021. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP since August, 2017. Lashier received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

From delivering groceries to climbing the career ladder with Deere

Growing up, John Lawson thought he would eventually take over the family grocery store. However, his father inspired him to pursue a different career path. In his youth, Lawson spent many hours working for his family’s downtown Moline, Illinois, grocery store, and fondly remembers delivering groceries to customers’ homes. He figured he would eventually become … Continue reading From delivering groceries to climbing the career ladder with Deere

Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow Nigel Reuel and two of his now-graduated students have been spotlighted by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Reuel, recent department Ph.D. graduate Sadaf Charkhabi, recent B.S. graduate Andee Beierle (who was an … Continue reading Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program