Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase attracts record participation, attendance

Nearly 140 attend showcase to compete, learn The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30 in Howe Hall Atrium. The showcase attracted almost 140 attendees, with nearly 60 posters submitted for competition. Georges Bou-Saab is the president of [Continue Reading…]

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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…]

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…]

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…]

Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosts its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30. The event takes place in Howe Hall Atrium on Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This year, CCEE’s Graduate Student Council accepted nearly [Continue Reading…]

ME Grad Student Gets Double Win with Research Poster

This article was written by Robert Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute Jake Lindstrom, Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, has recently won two awards for his research poster on thermal deconstruction of biomass to increase monosaccharide yields. He won the best student poster award conference at TCS 2016, marking the third straight time an [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Yue Wu receives chemical engineering honor at conference

Dr. Yue Wu, Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. He was presented with the group’s prestigious Nanoscale Science & Engineering (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. The honor recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by [Continue Reading…]

Iowa Energy Center Impact Award for CBE’s Zengyi Shao

Dr. Zengyi Shao, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has received the Iowa Energy Center Impact Award. It was presented as part of the recent Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency Iowa Energy Summit. She was recognized in the category of Bioenergy for her work to make biomass conversion more efficient and [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.