ME’s Hsu named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, was recently named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. Each year Thompson Reuters, a Toranto-based mass media company, compiles a list of the top 1 percent of the most cited researchers with papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2004 [Continue Reading…]

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…]

$2.2 million grant will study bioprosthetic heart valve durability with computer simulations

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, is part of a research team recently awarded more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop computer simulations that improve the durability of bioprosthetic heart valves (BHV). The new study aims to build on existing research in the field of BHV and develop [Continue Reading…]

Experiential learning makes an impact

College is all about learning, and there’s no better way to test that knowledge than through hands-on experience. Students across the College of Engineering know experiential learning, such as internships or co-ops, is a great way to apply their coursework and prepare them for their future careers. One way students find out about such opportunities is through [Continue Reading…]

ISU’s mechanical engineering ranks 16th overall, 9th among public universities

Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering ranks 9th nationally among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings. ISU is in a three-way tie for the 9th place slot with the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iowa State’s ME program tied with the same two schools for 16th place [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…]

ME grad student recognized for wheelchair design research

Mechanical engineering graduate student Jonathan Vander Wiel was recently recognized for his research on efficient wheelchair design. Vander Wiel, who is currently in the third semester of his MS in mechanical engineering at ISU, received $1,000 for the paper he and his colleagues at LeTourneau University presented at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) student [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers treat printed graphene with lasers to enable paper electronics, devices

ME’s Prof. Vance to be honored by Women in Science and Engineering

Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Judy Vance will be honored by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at a luncheon later this month. WiSE is recognizing Vance because of her advocacy for women in STEM both in Iowa and nationally. Vance holds her BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering all from ISU. [Continue Reading…]

ME professor pens editorial about biofuels in Des Moines Register

Mechanical engineering professor Robert C. Brown penned an editorial in today’s Des Moines Register about one of his research specialties: biofuels. Brown – who holds both the Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering – is the author of 2012’s Why are We Producing Biofuels?: Shifting to the Ultimate Source of Energy. [Continue Reading…]

Building a strong foundation in innovation

Recent mechanical engineering grad is advancing his experience in research at UC Berkeley When Payton Goodrich participated in his high school’s robotics program, his passion for mechanical engineering ignited. The Minneapolis native brought that energy to Iowa State and excelled in the classroom and in research projects. Now, he’s starting his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, [Continue Reading…]

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