Students from various clubs participated in a daylong workshop in which they brainstormed and produced a door design for bulldozers and other machinery. The event was hosted by Caterpillar Inc. and took place October 15, 2016 on the Iowa State University campus. Check out the video below as well as photos from the event.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering toasted two of its own prior to the annual University Honors and Awards ceremony. Department alums Dennis (Denny) J. Vaughn (B.S.’70) is the recipient of the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award; and Matt J. Kipper (B.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’04) is the recipient of the Professional Progress …Continue reading “Award recipients Vaughn, Kipper are honored by CBE”
Anhydrous ammonia is a popular farm fertilizer because it’s highly concentrated and cheaper than other options, said Mark Hanna, extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University.
By popular demand Dr. Matt Helmers set out to address some of the common questions, and sometimes misconceptions, about nitrate loss and drainage in this month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar. Helmers is the Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa …Continue reading “Q&A: Nitrate reduction and drainage with Iowa State’s Matt Helmers”
Iowa State’s Zhaoyu Wang has four grants supporting his work to develop a smarter, more reliable power grid. His work includes developing a tool that will help utility companies recover from natural disasters, modeling power demand down to the level of homes and businesses, studying cascading power outages and investigating an advanced business model that helps manage the power system’s risks and uncertainties.
Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, brings his research on soft, bio-inspired materials to Iowa State. Bartlett completed his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From the research he performed as a graduate student, he developed a strong, reusable adhesive inspired by the gecko’s toe. Named Geckskin, this material can hold …Continue reading “Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties”
Iowa State University’s Magnetic Research Group is investigating topological electromagnetic sensors, a subject related to the recent Nobel Prize for physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. The Nobel Prize was awarded half to David J. Thouless at the University of Washington, Seattle, and half to F. Duncan M. …Continue reading “Iowa State project advances topological phases of matter”
Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was …Continue reading “Holland continues success in cybersecurity”
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently announced the winners of their annual video contest based on the question, “How does human factors/ergonomics help people?” Desmond C. Bonner, human computer interaction and industrial engineering PhD student with Dr. Michael Dorneich, won second place for his video entitled “That’s Human Factors!” The video features students and …Continue reading “Bonner takes silver in human factors video contest”