- Easterling receives American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award February 28, 2024
W. Samuel Easterling, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University, has received a 2024 American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award. The award recognizes Easterling for steel diaphragm research innovations that drove changes to standards governing the use of metal deck diaphragms in steel structures
- Emma Ewert found her path in environmental engineering February 28, 2024
“My journey hasn’t been a straight line. There have been twists and turns, U-turns and backups. But once you find your right path, like I have, the path feels steady and right.”
- Cyclone Engineers selected to lead $12-million Dept. of Energy project to build rural Iowa’s first ‘microgrid’ February 27, 2024
The $11.9 million investment would provide Montezuma with a microgrid, a small-scale electricity network that can operate as an independent system or can be connected to the larger grid.
- Could the future of powering Iowa homes and farms be microbes? February 26, 2024
“We’re developing computationally engineered enzymes that are faster and more efficient at breaking down lignin, the world’s second most abundant renewable carbon source, into simple saccharides and energy. This breakthrough holds promise for potential integration into non-toxic, biodegradable biobattery systems that could power agricultural tools and even whole houses.”
- Cheng Huang receives NSF CAREER award to attain omnidirectional and efficient wireless power transfer systems February 23, 2024
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor Cheng Huang has been selected for a 2023 National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his project, “Towards 3D Omnidirectional and Efficient Wireless Power.” CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The support aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education.
- Building in progress: Career comes full-circle for industrial engineering alum Danelda Allen February 21, 2024
For Danelda Allen (IE ’88), being assigned construction manager of the Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building project on campus is a full-circle engineering moment.
- Research Résumé: Kun Luo, exploring microstructures for high-performance materials February 21, 2024
Kun Luo is combining his experience in materials experimentation and theoretical simulations to explain the atomic mechanisms that create special properties in high-performance materials.
- Jacob Wheaton gains international collaboration through MSE February 16, 2024
“I like the fact there are a lot of different problems to solve in engineering,” Wheaton said. “There is always something to work towards, and it’s very satisfying when you find the solution. And I just really enjoy learning, and with materials engineering, it is easy to do a deep dive into a range of topics.”
- Jacob Eisbrenner: Guardsman, student and Cyclone Engineer February 15, 2024
“Ever since I was a kid, my dad and I were always in the garage, tinkering, tearing apart old cars,” said Jacob Eisbrenner, Ph.D. student in electrical engineering. “I used to always think about the design of all the different components and how they could be better.”
- A better way to (re)harvest rare-earth metals February 13, 2024
Ratul Chowdhury is fine-tuning the protein Lanmodulin so it can be used to recover rare-earth materials from e-waste.
- Hugo Villegas Pico receives NSF CAREER award to cement research of long-term electromagnetic-transient simulations February 9, 2024
Department of electrical and computer engineering Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been selected for a 2023 National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his project “Advances to the EMT Modeling and Simulation of Restoration Processes for Future Grids.”
- Abigail Schulte: Using research to digest classroom concepts February 9, 2024
“We as engineers must understand the impact of our actions and our work, and how to communicate that. For me, research has enabled me to practice and enhance that skill. “
- SAE goes the distance to encourage future Cyclone Engineers February 8, 2024
Current Cyclone Engineers help fuel interest for the next generation of Cyclone Engineers.
- Two mechanical engineering faculty recently named ASME Fellows February 7, 2024
Two mechanical engineering faculty, Adarsh Krishnamurthy, associate professor, and Eliot Winer, professor, were recently named Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
- Peter Collins and Richard LeSar to lead multi-university team for ONR-funded metallic gradient materials project February 1, 2024
The Office of Naval Research has funded a new project to conduct critical fundamental research on gradient metallic materials. The project, “Design and Manufacture of Metallic Gradient Materials,” is a three-university, five-year research partnership led by Iowa State University.
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