EPRC Student Scoop: Nick David

Graduate student Nick David collaborated with many others to develop a solar crate. The Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State University has received a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to develop a solar power crate to be installed at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. David recently received his Ph.D. in electrical … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Nick David

ECpE engineers publish tribocharge stability research findings in journal

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) researchers Myung Gi Ji, Qiang Li, Rana Biswas and Jay Kim recently published the outcomes of their research in Nano Energy, a prestigious journal in the field of nanoscale harvesting, storage and utilization of energy, with its impact factor at … Continue reading ECpE engineers publish tribocharge stability research findings in journal

Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Sometimes people joke that “it’s not rocket science” when referring to a non-technical matter. For one of mechanical engineering’s junior faculty members, her summer research experience with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab was in fact rocket science. Sarah Bentil, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), spent 12 … Continue reading Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

Three graduate students and recent graduates in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) have received departmental MSE Research Excellence Awards: Trishelle Copeland-Johnson, Emily Olson and Pratyasha Mohapatra. Trishelle Copeland-Johnson Copeland-Johnson, who recently received her Ph.D. from Iowa State in the fall 2020 semester, worked with MSE Professor Nicola Bowler. “My … Continue reading MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

Recent graduate Andrew Martin and Ph.D. candidate Yifan Li, both with Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), have received awards for their work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, respectively. The research award recognizes graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations, … Continue reading MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

Assistant Professor Zhaoyu Wang received the Harpole-Pentair title in 2017. This year, Wang had the award renewed for an additional year. The Harpole-Pentair Professorship at Iowa State University is awarded to outstanding junior faculty members with less than six years of experience and provides supplemental support and enrichment opportunities to its recipients. The award was … Continue reading ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

Issues caused by wear and tear on rotating machinery could be easier to detect and predict because of a research partnership between Iowa State University and Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer Corporation is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. The team has manufacturing facilities and regional offices around the … Continue reading Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

I E 413: Stochastic Modeling, Analysis and Simulation had a new twist this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I E 413 is part of the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) department’s operations research curriculum and the course focuses on modeling uncertainty, covering the basic concepts of stochastic processes, queueing theory and discrete-event simulation. … Continue reading IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

Co-founder and principal of Peterson Contractors, Inc., Gale M. “Cork” Peterson, Jr., and his family, have given a generous gift to establish the Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). The endowment will be used in a multi-prong approach to further research, teaching and industry … Continue reading Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE

A whirlwind of virtual activity near the end of the fall semester has once again netted some significant experience and major honors for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter. The AIChE Annual Student Conference was held virtually November 13-16, with the Iowa State chapter in action … Continue reading National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE