College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, six projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for [Continue Reading…]

ECpE Professor wins IEEE Award for contributions to Optical Networks

This past December during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Globecom 2016 conference, Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, Ahmed Kamal, was awarded by the IEEE Communications Society Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) for his contributions to optical networks. The IEEE Communications Society ONTC recognized the significance of the contributions made [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State leads move to establish an alliance that builds statewide cybersecurity, literacy

Iowa State University cybersecurity experts are leading a statewide effort to establish the Iowa Cyber Alliance. The alliance is all about bringing partners together to provide cybersecurity education, outreach and training across the state.

Grace Hopper continues to inspire generations of women in engineering

Grace Hopper carries many titles: Navy admiral, computer engineer, co-creator of the term “computer bug” and most recently the posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her biggest claim to fame might be her work on Mark I, a naval computer that ran mathematical equations, which aided in the creation of the atomic bombs used [Continue Reading…]

ECpE student awarded for life saving actions

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering [Continue Reading…]

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 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 a [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.