ME’s Robert Brown part of new New Carbon Economy Consortium

Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and director of the Bioeconomy Institute, are part of a “New Carbon Economy” consortium launched by the Center for Carbon Removal in partnership with several research institutions. The initiative has the goal of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into valuable products and services.

CBE’s Rodney Fox to be honored at conclusion of Francqui Chair term

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Rodney Fox has spent the last six months with an appointment to the International Francqui Chair at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. With his appointment reaching conclusion, he will be featured in a closing symposium at the university June 22. The day-long … Continue reading CBE’s Rodney Fox to be honored at conclusion of Francqui Chair term

CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Nine undergraduate students from around the nation are settling in to their summer home at Iowa State with the BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

Nicole Hashemi – an assistant professor of mechanical engineering – is the 2017 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award. This honor is awarded “[i]n recognition of superior, early achievements in research by young engineering faculty members as evidenced by demonstrated ability to conduct original research, by scholarly contributions to the literature, … Continue reading ME’s Hashemi wins Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award

Both Ikuma (left) and Da'er work with algae samples to develop cost-effective wastewater treatment systems.

Interdisciplinary student seeks solutions to overseas water crisis

With a scholarship opportunity, Yemeni doctoral researcher Sahar Da’Er pursues education to combat humanitarian disaster After waking up in her home in Sana’a, Yemen, Sahar Da’Er would turn on the faucet. She couldn’t rely on anything coming out of the pipe, though. “We’d wake up in the morning and, sometimes, you’d open the tap and … Continue reading Interdisciplinary student seeks solutions to overseas water crisis

ME assistant professors’ research featured on ASME news site

Two ME assistant professors recently had their work featured on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers‘ (ASME) news site. Nicole Hashemi and Reza Montazami – along with researchers from ISU’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, the Neuroscience program, and the Center of Advanced Host Defense Immunobiotics and Translational Medicine – published a paper in the journal Biomacromolecules last … Continue reading ME assistant professors’ research featured on ASME news site

Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

The “Iberian adventure” for 11 CBE undergraduates is now underway at the Universidad de Oviedo in northern Spain. They have kicked off this summer’s round of the annual study abroad program there involving students from Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin. The long-running program allows undergrads to work under the guidance of Universidad de … Continue reading Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Each year, doctoral candidates in electrical and computer engineering from around the world compete in the Test Technology Technical Council E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest. The award serves to promote impactful doctoral student work and provides students with the exposure to the community and prospective employers. Iowa State University’s doctoral candidate in electrical … Continue reading Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

Chemical and Biological Engineering University Professor James (Jim) Hill has announced his retirement, and was honored with a reception hosted by the department. Hill has been part of the CBE faculty since 1971 and served as department chair from 2005-2009. His work as a researcher, educator and advocate for students through the renowned ISU solar … Continue reading Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

The setup for recent research tests conducted by Alipour and Sarkar. Photo courtesy Alice Alipour.

Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

Joint research looks to uncover a design for longer-lasting traffic signal structures When you’re Alice Alipour, you go to the source of the problem. That’s exactly what the structural engineer is doing for her latest project. The Project Profs. Alice Alipour and Partha Sarkar This month, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) informed Alipour … Continue reading Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

CCEE graduate student published in “2016 Highlights of Measurement Science and Technology”

For second year running, structural engineer Austin Downey’s work makes the cut for highlights of prestigious scholarly journal For the second year in a row, Measurement Science and Technology has selected the work of an Iowa State University (ISU) graduate student for its research highlights of 2016. Doctoral student Austin Downey is lead author of the … Continue reading CCEE graduate student published in “2016 Highlights of Measurement Science and Technology”