Two ME professors awarded patents

Robert C Brown
Atul Kelkar

Mechanical Engineering professors Robert C. Brown and Atul Kelkar were recently each awarded patents.

Brown was co-inventor with R. Christopher Williams, a professor in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State, and Mohamed Abdel Raouf Mohamed Metwally of Cairo, Egypt on U.S. Patent No. 9,546,276 entitled “Bio-oil Formulation as an Asphalt Substitute.” The patent was issued on January 17, 2017.

Kelkar was co-inventor with Thomas C. Waite of Des Moines on U.S. Patent No. 9,558,732 entitled “Active Noise Control System.” The patent was issued on January 31, 2017.