ECpE graduate student paper places second at IEEE Sensors Conference

Early this November, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Graduate Student Silu Feng was awarded the prestigious IEEE Sensors Conference 2016 Best Paper Award. Her paper, accepted as an oral presentation and entitled “Rapid Detection of Theophylline Using Aptamer-Based Nanopore Thin Film Sensor,” placed second out of 617 accepted papers. According to ECpE [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…]

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…]

Iowa State engineer developing tools, technologies to make a better, smarter power grid

Iowa State’s Zhaoyu Wang has four grants supporting his work to develop a smarter, more reliable power grid. His work includes developing a tool that will help utility companies recover from natural disasters, modeling power demand down to the level of homes and businesses, studying cascading power outages and investigating an advanced business model that helps manage the power system’s risks and uncertainties.

Iowa State project taking Nobel Prize further

Iowa State University’s Magnetic Research Group is investigating topological electromagnetic sensors, a subject related to the recent Nobel Prize for physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. The Nobel Prize was awarded half to David J. Thouless at the University of Washington, Seattle, and half to F. Duncan M. [Continue Reading…]

Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE External Advisory Board members share advice for students

On Oct. 14, 18 External Advisory Board (EAB) members for Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, along with additional faculty and staff, attended the annual EAB fall meeting held on campus in Coover Hall. The ECpE EAB is a board of experts, including some alumni, in the electrical and computer engineering industries. [Continue Reading…]

ECpE Department receives major external research awards

During the months of July through September 2016, Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) received many external research awards from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other groups. Major grants from the DOE include an award of $1,162,477 for a project entitled “Autonomous Tools for Attack [Continue Reading…]

Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering and received her medallion at a campus ceremony Sept. 29. This deanship enables the college to leverage human and financial resources to increase the impact of education, research and engineering programs. [Continue Reading…]

New faculty member garners millions in grants

In August of 2015, Iowa State Electrical and Computer Engineering added Zhaoyu Wang as an assistant professor. In the short time Wang has called Iowa State home, he has acquired over $3 million in research grants from groups like the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and industry leaders.  “I really enjoy working with Zhaoyu,” noted [Continue Reading…]