Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss awarded teaching fellowship

Teaching high school science is usually not a career recent engineering graduates pursue. But for Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss, teaching and engineering has been a perfect fit. Voss was recently named a member of the 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. “I have found that my engineering experience has [Continue Reading…]

Shaw awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Santosh Shaw, a PhD student in materials science and engineering, was recently awarded a 2016 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Shaw was recognized for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or other light-based science. Working with MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri, Shaw’s research [Continue Reading…]

Materials engineering graduates branch out for new studies and new locations

This weekend during commencement, an anticipated 3,823 undergraduates will join the ranks of Iowa State alumni. For two materials engineering students, the education and experiences they acquired here at Iowa State will propel them forward into new adventures as Ph.D. students. Jake Sporrer will head to the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. in [Continue Reading…]

Department of Materials Science and Engineering names 2016 Departmental Award recipients

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University recently announced its 2016 Departmental Award recipients. Trivedi Best Paper Award Named for MSE Distinguished Professor Rohit Trivedi, the Trivedi Best Paper Award is given annually for the best MSE graduate student paper. The paper must be published or accepted for publication in a [Continue Reading…]

Building a Legacy: Materials engineering students keep their degrees in the family

Larry Genalo noticed an interesting trend in one of his classes. In his MAT E 316: Computational Methods in Materials course this spring, the University Professor had six different students who were related in some way to a student who had previously gone through (or in some cases, was still in) the materials science program. [Continue Reading…]

First-year engineering students gain unique experience through First-Year Honors Mentors Project

The desire to expand their reach and introduce another generation to engineering led a few first-year engineering students to pursue an interesting research project. The Iowa State University Honors Program runs the First-Year Honors Mentors Project. Participants are brought into an ISU faculty member’s research team where they work on research projects over the spring [Continue Reading…]

German student finds new research avenues and experiences at Iowa State

What brings a student all the way to Ames, Iowa from Münster, Germany? For Johannes Betz, it was the promise of expanding his battery research and achieving his goals of creating a sustainable future. Pursuing a master’s degree, Betz knew he wanted to expand his studies and go abroad. He reached out to his professors [Continue Reading…]

Cademartiri’s research featured in Advanced Materials

Research by MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri and his team was published online on March 23, 2016 in Advanced Materials. The paper, titled “Thermal Processing of Silicones for Green, Scalable, and Healable Superhydrophobic Coatings,” was co-authored by Ph.D. students Xinchun Tian, Santosh Shaw, and Kara Lind. The group found that silicones can become water-repellant after [Continue Reading…]

ISU Hyperloop returns from Design Weekend with new name, focus

Though not chosen to advance to competition weekend, materials engineering senior Andrew Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team walked away from the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Design Weekend with a bigger prize: the desire to continue working to revolutionize the world. Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team competed in the Design Weekend held January 29 and [Continue Reading…]

Thuo’s research featured in Scientific Reports

Research by MSE Assistant Professor Martin Thuo and his team was published in Scientific Reports, a journal from the publishers of Nature. The paper, titled “Mechanical Fracturing of Core-Shell Undercooled Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering,” was co-authored by postdocs Simge Cinar and Ian Tevis, Ph.D. student Jiahao Chen, and Thuo. Their work focused on heat-free [Continue Reading…]

Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching

Twenty years ago, a course called Toying with Technology℠ was just an idea. Now it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing engineering concepts to the classroom. Materials Science and Engineering University Professor Dr. Larry Genalo and the late Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Charles Wright designed the course through a Miller Faculty Fellowship [Continue Reading…]

Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors

Story originally published by The Ames Laboratory AMES, IA  – U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist and Iowa State University adjunct professor in materials science and engineering Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific [Continue Reading…]