Year: 2020

ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

Assistant Professor Zhaoyu Wang received the Harpole-Pentair title in 2017. This year, Wang had the award renewed for an additional year. The Harpole-Pentair Professorship at Iowa State University is awarded to outstanding junior faculty members with less than six years of experience and provides supplemental support and enrichment opportunities to its recipients. The award was … Continue reading ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

Issues caused by wear and tear on rotating machinery could be easier to detect and predict because of a research partnership between Iowa State University and Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer Corporation is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. The team has manufacturing facilities and regional offices around the … Continue reading Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

Pothole research to improve water quality

Pothole depressions are a common feature in Iowa’s agricultural landscapes that flood following periods of significant rain and also tend to be places of low crop yield. Professors of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Michelle Soupir and Amy Kaleita, are designing a new conservation practice to reduce phosphorus losses from these in-field “hotspots.”   Kaleita and Soupir … Continue reading Pothole research to improve water quality

IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

I E 413: Stochastic Modeling, Analysis and Simulation had a new twist this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I E 413 is part of the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) department’s operations research curriculum and the course focuses on modeling uncertainty, covering the basic concepts of stochastic processes, queueing theory and discrete-event simulation. … Continue reading IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

Co-founder and principal of Peterson Contractors, Inc., Gale M. “Cork” Peterson, Jr., and his family, have given a generous gift to establish the Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). The endowment will be used in a multi-prong approach to further research, teaching and industry … Continue reading Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE

A whirlwind of virtual activity near the end of the fall semester has once again netted some significant experience and major honors for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter. The AIChE Annual Student Conference was held virtually November 13-16, with the Iowa State chapter in action … Continue reading National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE