Engineering researchers have stake in European Space Agency satellite launch

Brian Hornbuckle, an associate professor in agronomy as well as in electrical and computer engineering (ECpE), heads a research team working on a NASA project to track soil moisture. Hornbuckle’s group is on the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) team consisting of scientists throughout the world who will be gathering data from the European … Continue reading Engineering researchers have stake in European Space Agency satellite launch

Honey Creek Resort State Park to be home for Iowa State solar house

After successfully competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Iowa State University’s student-designed and built solar house has found a permanent home: Honey Creek Resort State Park at Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa. Read The Tribune‘s story and the Iowa State University news release. In a … Continue reading Honey Creek Resort State Park to be home for Iowa State solar house

Students to get hands-on experience with high-tech Deere tractor

AMES, Iowa–The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) has received a brand new 8245R series tractor from John Deere that will be used for teaching and research in the department. At a special ceremony on October 5, Tony Kajewski, continuing improvement engineering manager at John Deere Waterloo Tractorworks, presented gold keys … Continue reading Students to get hands-on experience with high-tech Deere tractor

Engineering researchers among those studying materials, combustion, cancer with new ‘T-ray’ instrument

A new, $500,000 instrument recently went about its work emitting and reading high-speed pulses of silent and invisible terahertz rays. As it did, Thomas Chiou explained how the technology would allow Iowa State University researchers to take a close and unique look at materials reliability, biofuels combustion, environmental clean-up, cancer screening, biomass conversion, ionic liquids … Continue reading Engineering researchers among those studying materials, combustion, cancer with new ‘T-ray’ instrument

ECpE professor working to develop ultrasound to locate breast cancer

Tim Bigelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is on a team of researchers working to make biopsies an unnecessary procedure. A noninvasive ultrasound would take the place of a biopsy to determine whether or not a breast tumor is benign or malignant. An Iowa State Daily article tells the … Continue reading ECpE professor working to develop ultrasound to locate breast cancer