Archives for December 2016

Former CBE professor William Abraham passes away

William (Bill) Abraham, a former Iowa State University Department of Chemical Engineering faculty member, passed away December 28 at the age of 84. He was a resident of Ames, Iowa at the time of his passing. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from [Continue Reading…]

ME alum finds success as both an engineer and writer

Even though he studied and pursued a career in mechanical engineering, one Iowa State alum said that his alma mater was also the place that sparked his interest in writing. Gary Casey (BSME ‘66) grew up on a 160-acre farm near the northwest Iowa town of Peterson. He developed an interest in mechanical engineering at [Continue Reading…]

Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and [Continue Reading…]

CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards

Three graduate students earn honors for achievements in research, teaching The department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU CCEE) selected three graduate students for top university awards in research and teaching this semester. Two students, Zhen Cui and Liang Cao, earned the Graduate College Research Excellence Award. This award, which [Continue Reading…]

In time of giving, local families receive gifts from ISU AGC

Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) members mark season with donations to those in need When Nathan Pals organizes Iowa State University Associated General Contractor’s, or ISU AGC, donations during the winter season, the college sophomore has two standard questions he asks local families. “You ask them not only what they need, but what [Continue Reading…]

Civil engineering alum to lead Waterloo Water Works

ECpE student awarded for life saving actions

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

ABE alum creates ISU startup factory company to take on the mitigation of N and P

As Iowa State University researchers Dr. Martin Gross (former graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering) and Dr. Zhiyou Wen worked in their lab to develop an algal growth technology to create algal biomass, they never imagined that what they developed would also solve a problem much bigger and way beyond the original scope of [Continue Reading…]

Andersen: 5 tips for understanding manure management

ME alum named IIoT business development manager for Hilscher North America

CCEE celebrates fall class of 2016 graduates

More than 90 graduates were recognized during the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering’s (CCEE) Fall 2016 Pre-commencement Celebration. The celebration, held on Saturday morning at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, commended the success of the fall class of 2016. Both civil and construction engineering graduates were honored during the event. Each student present [Continue Reading…]