CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

Four chemical engineering graduate students have been honored with the department’s annual Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards. Jose Miguel Suástegui (Fall 2016) and John Matthiesen (Spring 2017) received awards for effort and results in their respective research projects, while Benjamin Schlichtmann (Fall 2016) and Li Zhe (Spring 2017) were honored for their engagement with … Continue reading CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

Agricultural engineering and animal science professor named CALS Assistant Dean for Research

Hongwei Xin has been named the new assistant dean for research in CALS. Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor who holds the Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professorship in the agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science departments, Xin was named to the newly created position effective April 1. He will focus on the promotion … Continue reading Agricultural engineering and animal science professor named CALS Assistant Dean for Research

ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Neelam Prabhu-Gaunkar, Ph. D. student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), was selected as an IBM Fellowship Awardee for the second year in a row.  According to IBM’s research website, “The IBM Ph. D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph. D. students who … Continue reading ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups — led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering — just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. To read the full post by Mike Krapfl, click … Continue reading Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Dr. Balaji Narasimhan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor and Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors outstanding achievement in advancing engineering science, technology or policy having national and international impact in academics, industry, public service, … Continue reading CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

The 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) grant has been awarded to Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Long Que and Genetics/Development and Cell Biology Professor Donald Sakaguchi for their research in mimicking 3D brain models. Out of 21 proposals, Que and Sakaguchi’s project, Prototyping of an Automated Microsystems for In Vivo-Mimicking 3D … Continue reading Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Surya Mallapragada has joined an elite group of research and academic officials following her official induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The honor was bestowed at the Sixth Annual NAI Conference in Boston. Dr. Pat Halbur, DVM, executive director of the … Continue reading High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Students test out an early version of one structural engineering app (Photo courtesy Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu

CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum

Three faculty members awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship from Iowa State University for augmented reality research Starting in Fall 2017, some students could find themselves using iPads and apps in traditional engineering courses. Three professors from Iowa State’s College of Engineering are teaming up to bring augmented reality into civil engineering courses. Drs. Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, An … Continue reading CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum

Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Just this past March, U.S. News and World Report ranked graduate programs from all around the United States. Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECpE) was ranked on the list, as well as many other engineering departments at Iowa State. The computer engineering department tied for 46th overall and tied for 26th among … Continue reading Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

The Iowa State University Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, which opened in 2015, has celebrated a major milestone: It recently launched its first production run of biopolymers – plastics that are made from the conversion of fats and vegetables. Construction of the plant, which is located in the ISU BioCentury Farm, was spearheaded by Department of Chemical … Continue reading Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They’ve installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence … Continue reading Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport