College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

CCEE Researcher Sri Sritharan tests a sprayable form of UHPC, a ‘blend of concrete and steel fibers’

Iowa State University researchers have been studying a new material known as UHPC (Ultra-High Performance Concrete) for nearly two decades. UHPC – a combination of cementitious material and steel fibers – is significantly more durable than concrete and can extend the service life of bridges beyond 75 years. But now, they are exploring the use of sprayable/pumpable UHPC to accelerate bridge construction.

Rural applications research at Iowa State University receives boost from Ericsson and NSF-Funded PAWR Project Office

Ericsson today announced an agreement with the National Science Foundation-funded Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program to supply Ericsson’s industry-leading and globally-deployed Radio Access Network (RAN), core, and services in support of the Agriculture and Rural Communities (ARA) testbed at Iowa State University (ISU).

Faculty Professional Development Assignment leads to patent for IMSE prof

The Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA) taken by one industrial engineering professor has paid off in the form of a patent. Matt Frank, the John B. Slater Professor of Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, and a team of engineers from Deere and Company were recently issued U.S. Patent 11,364,536 B1 for the “layered slab manufacturing system and method”

CCEE’s Cassie Rutherford Receives $300,000 Grant Creating Adaptive Climate Change Strategies for Alaskan Community

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) professor and researcher Cassie Rutherford recently received a planning grant from the National Science Foundation for $300,000 through the ‘Navigating the New Arctic’ project to work with communities, stakeholders and government officials to find ways to adapt to the ever-changing environment to help communities battle climate change.

Remembering Sue Ziegenbusch: A Bright Light in ABE

Known for her contagious enthusiasm and passion for helping others, Sue Ziegenbusch was a bright light as an academic advisor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

On June 1st, 2022, Sue passed away and left behind a legacy of laughter and passion for putting students first. Many remember Sue for her laugh, her enthusiasm and her ability to solve problems with her humor and knowledge.

Soft, porous microelectrodes to better understand TBI mechanisms

Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) Associate Professor and CoMFRE affiliate Nicole Hashemi has received over $600,000 grants from the Office of Naval Research and a $225,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research to better understand mechanisms of injury from mechanical forces in TBI.

Summer of undergrad research underway in Aerospace Engineering with LAUNCH-UAS

The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s LAUNCH-UAS undergraduate research program has initiated its takeoff for 2022.
Eight students from around the nation are making Iowa State University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) their summer home for the ten-week program.

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