2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming

Four with ties to engineering will be recognized on October 28 At the 2016 Honors and Awards Ceremony, four engineering alumni will be recognized by the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The event, which will celebrate its 85th year, is open to the public and will be [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Panthani receives prestigious Air Force research award; one of three at ISU

Department Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Dr. Matthew Panthani has become one of a select group of researchers nationwide to be awarded a grant through The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Panthani, an assistant professor and Herbert R. Stiles Faculty Fellow, had his project, “Group IV Quantum Dots for [Continue Reading…]

ChemE Car team part of ISU CBE student group heading to national conference; your donations needed!

After qualifying in last spring’s regional competition, members of the Gengar Gang ChemE Car team are part of a large student contingent which will represent Iowa State chemical and biological engineering (CBE) in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national student conference in San Francisco. Donations through a FundISU page are being sought to [Continue Reading…]

National Academy of Engineering member Lanny Robbins to CBE faculty position

Lanny Robbins, an alumnus and member of the National Academy of Engineering, has joined Iowa State University.

CBE Hall of Fame to induct ISU alums Brady, Roberts

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame will soon grow by two with the upcoming inductions of ISU alumni Dr. Michael D. Brady and Gayle A. Roberts, P.E. Brady will be officially recognized as part of the department’s annual Honors and Awards Banquet November 4; Roberts will be officially recognized at a [Continue Reading…]

Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been officially recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the University Awards ceremony. She was presented with a framed certificate by Iowa State University President Steven Leath and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert. The title of distinguished professor honors exemplary [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Chevron team up to develop pilot plant, advance biofuel technology

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and [Continue Reading…]

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State’s ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1, Engineering ties for 22nd among public universities

U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings, and Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked the country’s best. In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 1 ranked program among all national universities, and 1st among public universities, a tie with Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering enrollment reaches 9,645

The information below originally appeared in a story written by Annette Hacker with University News Service. Iowa State’s enrollment continues to flourish. The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is the largest in school history, an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. In the last [Continue Reading…]

Mufit Akinc named interim director of the Iowa Energy Center

CBE Grad Seminar Series schedule offers researchers from near and far

Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has released its Graduate Seminar Series schedule for the fall 2016 semester, with numerous researchers from institutions nationwide and from Iowa State University set to present their work. Part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students at Iowa State, the seminars are open to [Continue Reading…]