Author: Brock Ascher

ECpE, EPRC sponsor two-day cyber security short course

The Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Center, held a two-day short course that covered basic principles of cyber security. The course, called ‘On Cyber Security of the Electric Power Grid with Attacks-Defense Training,’ was offered July 15-16 in Coover Hall. The course covered specific … Continue reading ECpE, EPRC sponsor two-day cyber security short course

Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Arun K. Somani, associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, was awarded the 2013 IBM Faculty Award. This year’s $20,000 award represents the third-straight IBM Faculty Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor, won in 2011 and 2012. “This award will be used … Continue reading Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Iowa State hosts NSF infrastructure workshop

Iowa State University hosted a three-day workshop on Policy and Social Perspectives of Energy, Transportation and Water Infrastructures, July 17-19 at the Memorial Union. The workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a number of Iowa State organizations, was held to stimulate collaborative research between policy experts, social scientists, and engineers regarding  sustainable … Continue reading Iowa State hosts NSF infrastructure workshop

ECpE’s Dalal Organizes Indo-US Organic Solar Cells Workshop

This summer, U.S. and Indian scientists met at a workshop to foster international collaborations while improving organic solar cells. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical Engineering and Director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC), is one of the event’s three principal organizers. The other organizers are National Renewable Energy Lab’s David Ginley and Indian Institute … Continue reading ECpE’s Dalal Organizes Indo-US Organic Solar Cells Workshop

Iowa State, Nazarbayev University partner for organic solar cell research

The safe, effective production of clean energy is a worldwide undertaking, so it’s only natural for researchers at Iowa State University to collaborate with scientists from around the world to develop solutions. Vikram Dalal, Director of the Iowa State Microelectronics Research Center and Thomas Whitney Professor in electrical and computer engineering, has developed a collaborative … Continue reading Iowa State, Nazarbayev University partner for organic solar cell research

Gaming at ECpE

This feature debuted in the Spring 2013 issue of ECpE Connections Magazine Brian Kraus, Robert Romore, and Jacob Cramer are architects, but they don’t build museums. They’re designers, but they don’t lay out magazines. They work with physics, but they’re not physicists. All three are software engineering majors, but they consider themselves game developers at heart. … Continue reading Gaming at ECpE

ECpE student shares her experience at 2013 Game Developers Conference

by Brittany Oswald, Senior, CprE This March, I had the privilege of attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It may sound cheesy, but going to this conference changed my life and has solidified my desire to pursue a career in game development. The theme for the conference was “Learn. Network. Inspire.” Well, I … Continue reading ECpE student shares her experience at 2013 Game Developers Conference

Max Mayfield: NCAA wrestler, computer engineer

Max Mayfield is the Iowa State Wrestling team’s 149-pound senior. He’s also a computer engineer. Mayfield, who graduated in 2012 with a degree in computer engineering, punched his ticket to the 2013 NCAA Wresting Championships in Des Moines with a second-place finish at the Big 12 Wrestling Championships in early March. “It’s a great feeling,” … Continue reading Max Mayfield: NCAA wrestler, computer engineer

Nlebedim wins best poster presentation award

by Thane Himes Ikenna Nlebedim, ECpE and Ames Laboratory postdoctoral research associate, won an award for best poster presentation at the 12th Joint MMM/INTERMAG Conference in January. In 2011, he received the best postdoctoral research associate presentation award. Nlebedim’s presentations are based on his work with functional materials, specifically magnetostrictive materials, which are materials that … Continue reading Nlebedim wins best poster presentation award

Liang Dong featured in Lab on a Chip Journal

By Thane Himes ECpE professor Liang Dong’s latest research recently was featured on the back cover of the journal, Lab on a Chip. Dong’s research project, which is a collaboration with Richard Martin, Professor, of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State, focuses on a high-throughput, low-cost way to monitor the movement of microscopic nematodes using a … Continue reading Liang Dong featured in Lab on a Chip Journal

ECpE Researcher Awarded International Young Scientist Fellowship

Ravi Hadimani, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the International Young Scientist Fellowship by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Hadimani will receive funding to travel to China and conduct research at the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, and the University of … Continue reading ECpE Researcher Awarded International Young Scientist Fellowship