Q&A with ME alum Srikanth Padmanabhan

Srikanth Padmanabhan (PhDME ’91) – President of Engine Business at Cummins Inc. – visited campus earlier this semester and sat down with ME Communications Specialist Nick Fetty to discuss his upbringing in India, his experiences as a student at Iowa State, his memories of Iowa, Cyclone basketball during the Fred Hoiberg Jeff Grayer playing days, [Continue Reading…]

ME’s Claussen uses biosensors to help farmers with pesticide application

Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

ME’s Wickert reappointed as senior vice president and provost

Amy Kaleita: Soil Whisperer

From the air or highway, America’s fruited plains present a uniform vista of vast abundance. Not to Amy Kaleita. The associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University sees a “nonlinear, somewhat chaotic” array of micro-plots, each with unique hydrology, root depths, soil characteristics – and ripe opportunities for smart technology to [Continue Reading…]

Andersen: Understanding manure flow is a piece of cake

Daniel Andersen, Iowa State University assistant professor in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering specializing in Manure Management, recently addressed questions of how manure moves through the soil profile in a recent edition of his blog “The Manure Scoop.” Andersen, aka Dr. Manure, explains that there are some factors at play that determine how manure filters down — [Continue Reading…]

Remembering faculty and alum Paul Bond

Paul R. Bond, associate professor emeritus for the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away Oct. 31, 2016, after a 13-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 88. After graduating from John Brown University in 1952, Bond enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years at a radio relay [Continue Reading…]

Ashfaq Khokhar named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ashfaq Khokhar has been named the Palmer Endowed Department Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. His appointment officially begins Jan. 1, 2017. Khokhar is currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has held the position since 2013. Previously, he was [Continue Reading…]

Professor named finalist for Technology Association of Iowa award

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Diane Rover was recognized as a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) award in the Diversity Champion category on Thursday. The TAI awards recognize and celebrate women who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Rover has been an [Continue Reading…]

Resources guide start-up success

By Jenna Hrdlicka, jenna.hrdlicka@iowastatedaily.com After a long and frustrating day, all Nick Herrig wanted to do was go home and have a cold beer. The realization that he had none in his fridge could have led to despair, but instead sparked the creation of the Midwest Beer Club with his friend and business partner, Mason [Continue Reading…]

ME alum, Iraq War vet implements conservation farming practices in Northern Iowa

An Iowa State University mechanical engineering alumnus and Iraq War veteran was recently featured on the United States Department of Agriculture blog for his efforts practicing conservation farming techniques in Northern Iowa. Adam Boge joined the military right out of high school before attending ISU where he studied Ag Systems Technology and Mechanical Engineering. His [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE faculty highlighted in Nanoscale journal

Research led by two Iowa State University faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) recently was published in Nanoscale, a peer-reviewed journal specializing in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The publication highlighted the research on the back cover of its 44th issue. Rana Biswas, adjunct professor, and Jaeyoun Kim, associate professor, led the [Continue Reading…]