Five MSE Students Enter Bladesmithing Competition

  Five materials science and engineering students recently completed their entry for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition that will take place February 26-March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. Their entry included producing a sword blade 20-120 centimeters long made by hand/trip hammering or forge pressing. They also submitted a ten-page report, five-minute video and a [Continue Reading…]

MSE student highlight: Kaci Storm finds success in academics and athletics

As the start of spring semester begins, Kaci Storm is both celebrating and basking in her success of being a student at Iowa State University. Storm, a senior in Materials Engineering from Geneseo, Illinois, has learned to embrace her adventure at Iowa State by finding success in academics and in athletics. Her ability to balance [Continue Reading…]

Engineering students, staff, faculty and alumni honored during WiSE banquet

Throughout the past year, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering has been commemorating its 30th anniversary with a variety of events and activities that included key note speakers, a STEM Fest and tailgate. On Dec. 3, WiSE wrapped up the festivities with a banquet. More than 150 individuals attended the event, including Mary Ann [Continue Reading…]

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…]

MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

With the rise in demand for new electronics and better technology, there is also a rise in waste material. There is a need for a more efficient but affordable recovery processes. What happens to all the material waste after old and unused technologies get replaced? Is there value in the materials that remain? How can [Continue Reading…]

Mallapragada receives induction into National Academy of Inventors

This article was originally published by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service. Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who [Continue Reading…]

The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

The furnace is off, and the next chapter begins for the Iowa State University Gaffer’s Guild. They shut down the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio for the last time at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The glass studio has been operating in 1334 Sweeney Hall since April 29, 2000. The Gaffer’s Guild is led [Continue Reading…]

Ames Laboratory awarded $5 million to improve metal powders for advanced manufacturing

Research and Teaching Excellence Awards given to four MSE students for the fall 2016 semester

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Graduate College have announced the recipients of the 2016 fall semester Research and Teaching Excellence Awards. The recipients include: Darrel Enyart- Teaching Excellence Award Stephanie Oyola- Reynoso- Research Excellence Award Jiahao Chen- Research Excellence Award Honghu Zhang- Research Excellence Award These graduate students have been recognized [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory scientists create new compound, first intermetallic double salt with platinum

This story was originally published by Laura Millsaps, with Ames Laboratory.  Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are being credited with creating the first intermetallic double salt with platinum. Materials researchers Anja-Verena Mudring and Volodymyr Smetana were the first to create and accurately characterize the compound. Cesium platinide hydride, or 4Cs2Pt⋅CsH, forms a [Continue Reading…]

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers study glass in batteries as a way to increase performance and safety

Iowa State University’s Steve Martin has researched battery materials for 30-plus years. He has a new grant that will allow him to expand his fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for actual batteries. He calls it a “dream-come-true” project.