A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with …Continue reading “ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber”
Arlene Grebasch has become an Administrative Specialist II in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will assist interim department chair Alric Rothmayer while managing office and employee duties, and assist the department in support of student and faculty needs. Arlene lives in Story City with her husband and four children ages 11, 7, 5 and …Continue reading “Arlene Grebasch to Aerospace Engineering’s administrative team”
Jim Huebener reflects on an adventurous engineering career, beginning in the US Marine Corps, that took him across the globe. Now residing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Huebener dedicates his time to his new adventure, Kettle Cove Enterprises.“I can sleep when I’m dead,” said Huebener. “I want to do as much as I can while I can.”
ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions From the beginning of his education to now, Amar Krishna, an alumnus of Iowa State University, has always been a driven dreamer. Just recently, Krishna created a groundbreaking start-up app called Chefling, a kitchen assistant app available on the app store at no cost. Although Krishna says he may …Continue reading “ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions”
The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes two lecturers ready to share their expertise. Matthew Nelson has been named lecturer in Department of Aerospace Engineering. Nelson was previously the director of the Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, which engages students in hands-on projects to help the understanding of engineering fundamentals. Nelson is an Iowa native, graduating …Continue reading “Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions”
Meghan Heavener, first-year MBA student and senior in Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University, is combining engineering with business to achieve her goals. The MBA program only added one year to her degree program, but she hopes that it will add a lot more to her skillset.
This year’s Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to three graduate students in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Guy Graduate Fellowship was established to promote research in soil and water conservation. Emily Waring is in the second year of her doctoral program. She is advised by Matt …Continue reading “2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students”
Islam El-adaway (PhDCE2008) was recently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as a top young professional of 2019. From the article … El-adaway earned his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in his native Egypt in 2003. He was then hired as a contract administrator for Nile Aster International …Continue reading “ENR Midwest recognizes ISU CCEE grad as top professional, “teaching star””
Suzanne Leonard and Ben Smith are this year’s recipients of the Henry Giese Memorial Scholarship, awarded through Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). This scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giese, a long-time professor in the structures and environment area of ISU ABE. Giese established the Midwest Plan Service and …Continue reading “Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students”
Hans Mueller, sophomore in industrial engineering, has taken his passion for FRIST Robotics worldwide, working with the U.N. to create Robots Without Borders.
A mechanical engineering professor has received funding from the Department of Defense to study film thickness using Raman spectroscopy. The Defense MicroElectronics Activity division of the Department of Defense awarded ME professor Xinwei Wang a $315,000 grant to develop a new technology that can measure film thickness at the nanometer (nm) level. “There could be …Continue reading “ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant”
Kelvin T. Erickson (Ph.D. ’83 elec engr) was named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Erickson earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1983 and is an award-winning faculty member at Missouri S&T.