Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration

Kaitlin Bratlie is an associate professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering. She has been a biomaterial researcher and professor at Iowa State since 2011. Bratlie earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley … Continue reading Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration

With mentorship from ABE professor, Brian Steward, local high school robotics team finds success at regional competition

A team of high school students from Story County 4-H, Team Neutrino, designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Team Neutrino also won the Engineering Inspiration award which “celebrates outstanding success … Continue reading With mentorship from ABE professor, Brian Steward, local high school robotics team finds success at regional competition

Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State

In early March, two leaders of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) were celebrated at the annual Iowa State University 25 Year Club Banquet. Dr. Steve Mickelson, ABE Department Chair, and Sylvia Anderson, program assistant, were recognized for their 35 years of service to Iowa State. Mickelson and Anderson were recognized alongside 41 … Continue reading Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State

Collins is selected to collaborate in a research program for US Navy

Peter Collins, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected to be a collaborator in a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program for the United States Navy. The team of collaborators will focus on properties, defects, and instabilities in advanced manufactured alloys, an area of great importance to the Navy. The … Continue reading Collins is selected to collaborate in a research program for US Navy

Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Kathryn “Katie” Neilson, a junior in materials engineering from Morton, Illinois, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention recipient. The Goldwater Scholarships are granted to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the United States based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering fields. Neilson was one of two Iowa … Continue reading Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Iowa State University center leads the charge on water quality improvement and innovation

AMES, Iowa – A research center at Iowa State University is seeking new proposals for water-quality projects, forging ahead with its mission to provide the scientific support necessary to address one of the state’s most pressing concerns. The Iowa Nutrient Research Center began accepting proposals this week from scientists to address water-quality issues related to nutrient loss from … Continue reading Iowa State University center leads the charge on water quality improvement and innovation

Highlighting the Women of ABE

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering highlights the women faculty who contribute to the success of research and teaching in ABE at Iowa State University. These women demonstrate leadership and innovation in the classroom and laboratories and working with students, faculty, and industrial partners. Amy Kaleita Associate Professor … Continue reading Highlighting the Women of ABE

Medallion for LEED gold certification installed in Sukup atrium

In early February, a large medallion was installed in the Sukup atrium. This engraved glass medallion recognizes the gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building council for the construction of Sukup and Elings halls. From Inside Iowa State on March 30, 2017 by Anne Krapfl … Continue reading Medallion for LEED gold certification installed in Sukup atrium

Martin Thuo as ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Researcher of the Month

Martin Thuo, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was named the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry Researcher of the Month, recognizing his ongoing work in the area of polymers and soft materials. He is the first recipient as it is new recognition.