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.

Sri Sritharan named interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently appointed Sri Sritharan as interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives. Sritharan is the Wilkinson Chair in the College of Engineering and a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. In this new role, Sritharan will provide leadership in the area of wind energy and assist the college with strategic planning [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State nets $9.6 million to increase STEM diversity, prepare future faculty

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.

Iowa State researchers fabricate microfibers for single-cell studies, tissue engineering

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…]

ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers developing new steel for better electric motors

Researchers from Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory are leading development of a new kind of steel for the motors in electric vehicles. The new steel would help make the motors smaller, lighter, more powerful and more cost effective. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting the work with a three-year, $3.8 million grant.

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…]

Dean Rajala receives national ABET Fellow Award

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named a 2016 ABET Fellow Award recipient. She will receive her award at an Oct. 28 event in Baltimore. ABET accredits higher education programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology – they accredit more than 3,500 programs [Continue Reading…]

Sriram Sundararajan named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

Sriram Sundararajan has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The appointment took effect July 1. Sundararajan joined Iowa State in 2002 and is currently a professor in the mechanical engineering department. He also serves as professor in charge of the Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning [Continue Reading…]

Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Gül Kremer has been named the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Her appointment officially begins Aug. 16. Since 2013, Kremer has held the position of professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; and program officer in the [Continue Reading…]