College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Aerospace engineer partners with Goodrich to advance fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

Hui Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, is working with engineers from the Goodrich Corp. to test and characterize the next generation of fuel nozzles. The joint project is supported by a $78,305 grant from the Grow Iowa Values Fund, a state economic development program. Read the full story.

Jacobson named IEEE Fellow

Doug Jacobson, director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center and a university professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE. “It is an honor to be recognized among many other individuals who …Continue reading “Jacobson named IEEE Fellow”

Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

  Hui Hu, left, and Zifeng Yang are working with engineers from Goodrich Corp. to analyze the performance of the nozzles that spray fuel into jet engines. Photo by Bob Elbert. Contacts: Hui Hu, Iowa State Aerospace Engineering, 515-294-0094, Kevin Gordon, Goodrich Engine Components, 515-271-7289, Mike Krapfl, News Service, 515-294-4917, Iowa State …Continue reading “Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems”

Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Professor Max Morris has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), effective January 3, 2011. Morris succeeds Gary Mirka, who was named the College of Engineering’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education. Morris holds a joint appointment in the Department of Statistics and IMSE. Prior to joining Iowa …Continue reading “Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering”

SWE banquet features ME alumna, recognizes members

On November 30, the Iowa State chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) honored 50 members during their annual banquet with SWE membership points. See the list below to see a list of members recognized at the banquet. Cynthia Lord, BSME’82, was the keynote speaker at the banquet. Lord congratulated the members and encouraged …Continue reading “SWE banquet features ME alumna, recognizes members”

FIRST LEGO League team creates a hand for child in Georgia

When a new prosthetic device helped a little girl in Duluth, Ga. born with a congenital hand deformity to grip a pencil for the first time, there was great rejoicing in Iowa. A research team in Ames developed the custom adaptive device for 3-year-old Danielle Fairchild, who was born missing the fingers and most of …Continue reading “FIRST LEGO League team creates a hand for child in Georgia”

Dalal elected American Physical Society fellow

Ames, Iowa – Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his pioneering applied research in physics of thin-film photovoltaic materials and devices and for inventing industrially important photovoltaic devices. Being elected a fellow is a distinguished honor signifying recognition …Continue reading “Dalal elected American Physical Society fellow”

About students, by students (Part III)

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of student profiles written by students in JLMC 321, Public Relations Writing. Our thanks to the authors, to senior lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch, to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, and to the subjects. Read Part I and Part II.) Andrew Gall Leader. Driven. Inspiring. …Continue reading “About students, by students (Part III)”

ME Design Expo

One team of Iowa State University mechanical engineering students has designed a simple device to sort coffee beans. Another team designed a low‐cost prosthesis. And another has designed a new kind of grain bin. Their assignment in Mechanical Engineering 270 (Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design) was to design something to create sustainable economic activity for …Continue reading “ME Design Expo”

Three with engineering ties win Women of Innovation Award

On November 11, 2010, the Technology Association of Iowa honored 46 women leaders from across the state and awarded 10 professionals, academicians, and students with Women of Innovation awards. Julie Dickerson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Nicola Pohl, professor of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering; and Emma White, PhD student in materials …Continue reading “Three with engineering ties win Women of Innovation Award”

ConE program receives donation for new lab

Master Builders of Iowa has contributed $325,000 to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Iowa Department of Education to support engineering and construction programs. Iowa State’s College of Engineering received $150,000 to create the Tom and Ro Jellinger Laboratory in the school’s construction engineering program. The laboratory will provide virtual site …Continue reading “ConE program receives donation for new lab”

ChemE student interacts with “Most Powerful Women”

As a speaker at the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington D.C., Meredith Gibson was in someprominent company. President Obama also took the podium, as did Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo Inc., and Ursula Burns of the Xerox Corporation. Gibson, a junior in chemical engineering, was one of only two college women to speak …Continue reading “ChemE student interacts with “Most Powerful Women””

Always an engineer

At the start of the fall semester, I was asked to speak to a large freshman class of undeclared students along with my colleagues—the deans of the other colleges on campus. Our charge was to outline our personal career paths, and to convey a bit of what we were thinking as 18-year-old new arrivals on …Continue reading “Always an engineer”

Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo

Mechanical engineering students exhibited projects they have worked on since August at the first Design Expo at Howe Hall. “The purpose is to showcase all the work that the students have done this semester on design projects,” said Dr. Erin MacDonald, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “They work so hard to have these tangible outcomes …Continue reading “Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo”