College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for …Continue reading “AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier”

CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been named to the Midwest Energy News 2017 “40 Under 40” award program. The program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Recipients and past 40 Under 40 honorees will …Continue reading “CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40””

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 3

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Day three of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started with plenty of sun for PrISUm Solar Car but ended with heavy rain. The team logged roughly 378 kilometers beginning the day just south of Elliott and finishing north of Barrow Creek. Skies were blue and mostly clear in the morning while …Continue reading “Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 3”

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 2

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car got 387 kilometers closer to the finish line in day two of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Temperatures hovered in the 90s and the skies went from clear to partly cloudy with a few sprinkles as the team progressed southward. Shortly after a brief stop in the town …Continue reading “Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 2”

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Iowa State’s PrISUm Solar Car team kicked off the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by driving 380 kilometers from Darwin to south of Katherine. Sean Collins, the team’s Aerodynamics Manager, drove the first leg of the race. The junior aerospace engineering major said he was able to utilize the information the …Continue reading “Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1”

Marston Hall renovation earns LEED Gold award

A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.

Change Agent: Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, aerospace engineering lecturer, NASA veteran

Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a 1998 Iowa State graduate, is back on campus after working as a NASA flight director. He’s passing on some of the lessons he learned at NASA while helping students with senior design projects related to space and courses in lab techniques and computer applications.

Researchers demonstrate engineering approach to combine drugs, control parasitic worms

Cyclone engineer Santosh Pandey helped lead a project that demonstrates an engineering technology used in cell studies can also be used for drug testing on parasitic roundworms used as a model whole organism. In this case, the technology quickly developed a cocktail of four drugs that was effective in paralyzing the roundworms.

Hartmann and Laflamme honored at Iowa State Annual Awards

  Congratulations to Simon Laflamme and Beth Hartmann for being honored at the Iowa State University Annual Awards. Laflame is an associate professor with the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), who also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the Award for Early Achievement in Research, …Continue reading “Hartmann and Laflamme honored at Iowa State Annual Awards”

IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation

Cameron MacKenzie, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor, were honored at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation. The annual ceremony, hosted by James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala, recognizes faculty and staff achievements over the past year. The convocation is also a …Continue reading “IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation”

Cyclone Engineering postdocs honored for research contributions

The College of Engineering is home to 52 postdocs, who make valuable contributions to Cyclone engineering research.

“Postdoctoral associates are key members of the College of Engineering’s research efforts,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research. “Postdocs bring specialized experience and knowledge and offer creative, fresh ideas and approaches to their research groups and serve as role models. They also help teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in hands-on experiential engineering experiences.”

Read more about four engineering postdocs’ experiences.