Professor Mike Kessler interviewed on ScienceLives

The NSF/Live Science website features Professor Kessler and his group’s work with biorenewable plastics and self-healing composites.  It also includes an interview with Professor Kessler with responses to questions such as: What inspired you to choose this field of study? What is the best piece of advice you ever received? What was your first scientific … Continue reading Professor Mike Kessler interviewed on ScienceLives

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Advancing ultrasound technology

Combining his interests in the medical and engineering fields, Grant Riesberg, sophomore in electrical engineering, is gaining valuable industry insights as an undergraduate research assistant. Riesberg is working with Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Timothy Bigelow to advance the technology and application of ultrasound therapy. Bigelow says ultrasound histotripsy, which he first heard … Continue reading Advancing ultrasound technology

Advancing ultrasound technology

Combining his interests in the medical and engineering fields, Grant Riesberg, sophomore in electrical engineering, is gaining valuable industry insights as an undergraduate research assistant. Riesberg is working with Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Timothy Bigelow to advance the technology and application of ultrasound therapy. Bigelow’s method of treating cancer through ultrasound therapy … Continue reading Advancing ultrasound technology

Iowa State alumnus named Medtronic Technical Fellow

Medtronic, one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers, has appointed Iowa State alumnus Charles Sidebottom (BSEE’68) a technical fellow. The appointment acknowledges his 31 years of leadership and exemplary contributions to the company. Medtronic established the Technical Fellow Program to recognize top technical employees who are distinguished in their field. Of the approximately 40,000 … Continue reading Iowa State alumnus named Medtronic Technical Fellow

Ames Laboratory participates in Department of Energy innovator challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies have joined forces in DOE’s America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge to create jobs in Iowa. The program gives start-up companies the opportunity to sign an option to license technologies created by national laboratories at reduced costs. On June 30, IPAT signed an … Continue reading Ames Laboratory participates in Department of Energy innovator challenge

ME graduate student launches new company

Iowa State mechanical engineering graduate student Andrew Friend has started his own company with the help of Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, and Bernard Breen, president of Breen Energy Solutions. Based on a newly developed biorenewable fuel pellet, Friend launched Renovo Fuel Technologies, a company he plans to use as a consulting … Continue reading ME graduate student launches new company

ME graduate student launches new company

A mechanical engineering graduate student is bringing the Latin word renovo to life on Iowa State’s campus. Translated to English, renovo means to repair or restore, and it’s the underlying concept of Andrew Friend’s company Renovo Fuel Technologies. The company is based on Friend’s thesis research in renewable fuel. “We are hoping to market an … Continue reading ME graduate student launches new company

Symposium Showcases Student Research on Wind Energy

Ten weeks of research, group projects, industry trips and more culminated Aug. 4 for eleven students at Iowa State University’s Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy Symposium, held in 3014 Coover Hall. Each student presented his/her topic, ranging from the materials of wind turbines, to the environmental impacts of wind farms to how wind will … Continue reading Symposium Showcases Student Research on Wind Energy

Wipf named interim department chair of CCEE

Professor Terry Wipf will serve as interim chair for the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) beginning August 16. He succeeds Professor Jim Alleman, who will return to the faculty to pursue his teaching and research interests in environmental engineering and wastewater treatment. Wipf came to Iowa State in 1983 after finishing his … Continue reading Wipf named interim department chair of CCEE