- Fall 2022 commencement student marshal and outstanding seniors December 6, 2022
Congratulations to the fall 2022 Cyclone Engineering student marshal and outstanding seniors.
- Efraín Rodríguez-Ocasio is growing a research career in the “corn place.” December 1, 2022
Growing up, Efraín Rodríguez-Ocasio did not foresee himself pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in a state he thought of as the “corn place.” But after discovering the opportunity to work with Laura Jarboe, Cargill Professor of Chemical Engineering, Rodríguez-Ocasio has found Iowa State fertile ground to grow a career in bioplastics research.
- CBE’s AIChE student chapter proudly represents ISU at national conference in Phoenix November 30, 2022
The Department of Chemical Engineering’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter recently returned from the organization’s Annual Student Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Twenty ISU student members took part in the event.
- Exploring how analytics can help farmers and policymakers achieve financial and environmental sustainability November 29, 2022
In their analysis and case study for corn production, professor and C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen IMSE Department Chair, Sarah Ryan, and recent PH.D. graduate, Görkem Emirhüseyinoğlu, discuss how climate uncertainties and global market volatility can impact annual farm management decisions.
- Tessonnier-led research bridges gap for more efficient conversions of lignin for cleaner and greener chemicals November 21, 2022
Effective conversion of lignin to increase the production of bio-oil and reduce a solid by-product called “char” has been addressed in Iowa State University engineering research and published in Energy & Environmental Science.
- CBE’s Shanks named Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fellow November 21, 2022
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty member Brent Shanks has been named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) Fellow for the Class of 2023.
- What does community sound like? For Anna Hackbarth, it’s marching band music November 21, 2022
“When I heard the ISU Cyclone Marching Band practicing during my first tour of campus, I just immediately fell in love. I knew I wanted to come to Iowa State and be in the band and be a part of all of it. And, lucky for me, because I always planned to major in engineering, Iowa State is a great band school and a great engineering school.”
- How big should a new foundation be? Students determine ideal foundation size in soil strength course November 18, 2022
In Civil Engineering 462/562, Site Evaluations for Civil Engineering Projects, seniors and graduate students use hands-on methods to learn various processes for testing soil in-ground. Taught by associate professor Jeramy Ashlock, the class is implementing CCEE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Handy’s in-ground soil strength test, known as the Borehole Shear Test, after digging a small hole, known as a borehole, for testing.
- Sky high: Khushi Kapoor innovates tomorrow’s aviation technologies November 18, 2022
For Khushi Kapoor, senior in aerospace engineering, innovating at Iowa State means reaching for new heights in aviation.
- Helping policymakers make informed decisions about agriculture, $1.9 million grant for broad-scope framework November 16, 2022
In the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, researchers received a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide a broad-scope framework presenting how FEW systems work together. Including elements like crop and animal production and ethanol generation among other things, the team is designing a series of maps that describe the food, energy and water data elements within the state of Iowa, and housing the maps in one user-friendly webpage.
- Hui Hu icing research study receives AIAA best paper honors November 15, 2022
A paper published by Department of Aerospace Engineering Martin C. Jischke Professor Hui Hu and three of his students has been selected to receive national recognition by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee.
- ECIC club wins first place in national construction management competition November 14, 2022
Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) National Electrical Contractor’s Association (NECA) club took home a $4,000, first-place award this fall at the annual Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge held during the NECA National Convention in Austin, Texas. The team placed first in the overall presentation portion of the challenge, an award determined by combining the scores of a written proposal and the oral presentation.
- Help uphold AIChE student chapter’s tradition of excellence! FundISU page is now available November 14, 2022
Twenty Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduates have made the trip to Phoenix for the AIChE Annual Student Conference. While the experience is definitely worth the trip, it is costly. Prior to departing, the chapter’s faculty advisor Dr. Stephanie Loveland estimated more than $10,000 had been spent on air and hotel reservations and conference registration fees alone. The chapter has established a FundISU page through the Iowa State University Foundation to allow contributions that will help defray some of these costs. Contributions can be made through December 9.
- Powering the future with biogas: Abigail Schulte places first in annual Three Minute Thesis Competition November 10, 2022
One of eight finalists in Iowa State University’s annual three minute thesis competition, Abigail Schulte is a concurrent student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering versed in advocating for the environment through clear research and communication.
- Grad student Dhananjay Dileep is working to make the chemical recycling of plastics more commercially viable November 10, 2022
Born into a family of doctors in India, Dhananjay Dileep, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, grew up wanting to help fix the world. Today, Dileep is working toward this goal by making the chemical recycling of plastics more commercially viable.
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