College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

From Ames to Global Business Leader

CBE alumna makes a name for herself at 3M Karen Albertson was raised in Ames, went to Iowa State and has a cyclone family who bleeds cardinal and gold. Now, the 1983 graduate in chemical and biological engineering is traveling the world in her role as a Integration and Life Science Business Director in Separation …Continue reading “From Ames to Global Business Leader”

Innovative research in microfluidic soil sensor featured on front cover of journal

Iowa State University is no stranger to innovative research, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Liang Dong has proven just that. Dong’s research, which has been recently featured on the front cover of the journal Lab on a Chip, is about the development of tiny sensors helping farmers keep amounts of fertilizer under control in …Continue reading “Innovative research in microfluidic soil sensor featured on front cover of journal”

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo …Continue reading “ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award”

Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

When most of us drive our cars, we’re busy thinking about what’s on the radio, what we’re making for dinner and, hopefully, the other drivers and pedestrians around us. Most likely, we aren’t thinking about the elaborate computer systems keeping our vehicles running smoothly and safely. And thankfully, we don’t have to think about the …Continue reading “Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality”

Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu and colleagues have now had work featured as a “Research Highlight” in the journal Nature Reviews Materials. It stems from publication of “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” in the journal Angewandte Chemie in …Continue reading “Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication”

Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab

Ludovico Cademartiri and his research group have been working to provide tools for plant science and agronomy since 2012. After five years, their research has made major advancements for the plant science and agriculture communities enabling them to develop transparent soil technology and receive a generous grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. …Continue reading “Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab”

Ramirez – Infiltration: Your unplanned inlet can reduce air quality

By Brett C. Ramirez* and Harishchandra Jadhav, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Graduate Research Assistants. Proper air distribution from planned ceiling inlets plays a major role in providing an environment that is acceptable for both pigs and workers.

Hurburgh: Beware of moldy corn this spring

Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles. Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension grain quality specialist and ABE professor, says mid- to late February will bring reports of moldy corn, hot spots and blue eye mold …Continue reading “Hurburgh: Beware of moldy corn this spring”

ECE alumnus Greg Casey now a board member of the PCI-SIG

Greg Casey (MBA, ECE) now serves on the Board of Directors for Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG). Casey works as a Senior Architect and Strategist in the Server CTO team of Dell/EMC. He has worked with technologies such as T11 Fiber Channel Technical, IEFT Task Force, and GenZ. To read more about Casey, visit …Continue reading “ECE alumnus Greg Casey now a board member of the PCI-SIG”

ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya, with co-PIs Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (associate professor, ME), Soumik Sarkar (assistant professor, ME), Asheesh Singh (assistant professor, Agronomy), and Arti Singh (adjunct assistant professor, Agronomy). The project is …Continue reading “ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture”

Kristin Y. Rozier on her dream jobs

Kristin Yvonne Rozier was profiled recently by the Department of Computer Science at Rice University, Rozier’s alma mater. Rozier discusses her dream jobs, the first one being at NASA and her second one at Iowa State.  Click here to read the full article on Rice’s website. Kristin Yvonne Rozier applied for the Computer Science Ph.D. …Continue reading “Kristin Y. Rozier on her dream jobs”

Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

Cyclone Hockey’s Jake Uglem strikes a balance on the ice and in class If the first round of semester tests is stressful for you, imagine navigating class responsibilities while balancing an athletic schedule. Jake Uglem doesn’t have to imagine. Balancing responsibilities is a regular thing for the Cyclone Hockey defenseman. Uglem, an Iowa State University (ISU) junior …Continue reading “Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA”

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality …Continue reading “CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship”

Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship

Ashley McKenna, a junior in materials engineering from Vinton, Iowa, recently received the $5000 MTI Bert Kisher Memorial Scholarship to assist in her undergraduate educational experience at Iowa State University. She was one of two recipients among applicants from North America, Europe, and Asia. McKenna has been an active student in the Department of Materials …Continue reading “Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship”

Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award

Boyce Chang, a second-year doctorate student in the materials science and engineering department, received the award for Excellence in Mentoring with the LSAMP-IINSPIRE program. He received the award at the IINSPIRE LSAMP Annual Conference on February 4, 2017. His mentor, Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, nominated Chang. …Continue reading “Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award”