College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Enrollment trends upward

The College of Engineering is one of two Iowa State colleges that expects an enrollment increase for first-year and transfer students for fall of 2009, according to Joel Johnson, director of engineering student programs and services. July projections for the incoming class range from 1,510 to 1,540 students compared to 1,418 who enrolled in fall …Continue reading “Enrollment trends upward”

ABE researcher testing nitrate removal from field water

Alok Bhandari, an associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering, is leading a multiyear project to test how well bioreactors remove nitrates from the water that comes from tile-drained fields. In order to promote a more sustainable agriculture, the goal of this project is to facilitate adoption of nitrogen management practices in Iowa and the Upper …Continue reading “ABE researcher testing nitrate removal from field water”

Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory researchers win R&D 100 Awards

AMES, Iowa – Engineers Hans van Leeuwen and Mark Bryden are among researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory who have won two 2009 R&D 100 Awards, the editors of R&D Magazine announced Monday. The awards, presented annually since 1963, salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into …Continue reading “Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory researchers win R&D 100 Awards”

Iowa State’s external funding hits record $305.2 million in FY2009

The College of Engineering at Iowa State is responsible for attracting much of the record funding during fiscal year 2009. Projects range from the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals to rapid highway renewal, biofuels research, a clean gasification system, energy and transportation infrastructures, and solar energy. Read more .

Engineering Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon house

Tim Lentz, a mechanical engineering graduate student from Dubuque, is the project engineer for Iowa State’s Solar Decathlon Team, which is designing and building an energy-efficient solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy competition this fall in Washington, D.C. Read more.

Intelligent compaction set to help secure civil infrastructure, says CCEE researcher

David White, associate professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering and director of Iowa State’s Earthworks Engineering Research Center, spoke at an Intelligent Construction for Earthworks conference in April about the advantages of intelligent compaction and the savings to taxpayers. Read more .

Four Iowa State engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER Awards

Reaching an important milestone in their careers, four assistant professors in the College of Engineering have been awarded 2009 CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation(NSF). The faculty honored with this highly competitive award—Dionysios Aliprantis, ECpE; Eric Cochran, CBE; Zhiqun Lin, MSE; and Qingze Zou, ME—will each receive approximately $400,000 over five years in support …Continue reading “Four Iowa State engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER Awards”

Heindel named interim chair of mechanical engineering

Ted Heindel, professor and associate chair for academic affairs for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will serve as interim chair, effective July 1. Heindel succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who was appointed dean of Iowa State’s College of Engineering. Heindel is the director of the Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory. He was recently awarded the Bergles professorship and …Continue reading “Heindel named interim chair of mechanical engineering”