Carter Francis brings awareness about materials science and engineering research to legislators in Des Moines and Washington D.C.

Carter Francis, a junior studying materials engineering from Prior Lake, Minnesota, recently had the opportunity to be a voice for science and engineering by visiting with representatives at the state and national Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa and in Washington D.C. On March 28, 2017, Francis participated in the annual Research in the Capitol Day … Continue reading Carter Francis brings awareness about materials science and engineering research to legislators in Des Moines and Washington D.C.

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees … Continue reading Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

As the semester and academic year come to an end, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are recognized for their achievements and success. The Trivedi Best Paper Award Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the 2016-2017 Rohit Trivedi Best Paper Award. Her major professor is … Continue reading Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Two graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Santosh Shaw and Xinchun Tian, have been selected to receive the Graduate Research Excellence Award. The Research Excellence Awards are given to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically … Continue reading Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

Two faculty members and one staff in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to receive the annual departmental awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teaching Effectiveness Award was given to Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Collins. The Departmental Research Award was given to Assistant Professor, Dr. Martin Thuo, and the Departmental … Continue reading Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Expand your Materials Engineering Learning Abroad

The world has much to offer including beautiful landscapes, vibrant cultures, learning experiences, and wild and serene adventure. Many students and faculty in materials science and engineering at Iowa State have sought out education and new experiences abroad. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has two summer study abroad programs that give students the … Continue reading Expand your Materials Engineering Learning Abroad

Frozen in a Flash

Rapid solidification keeps materials on cooling fast track Story originally published by DOE Ames Laboratory.  Cooling materials super-quickly, called rapid solidification, prevents the normal crystalline structures of materials from forming, often creating unique properties in the process. If single crystal growth techniques sit at one end of the materials synthesis spectrum, promoting the growth of … Continue reading Frozen in a Flash

Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Mufit Akinc has received the Fulbright Grant to Turkey for the 2017-2018 academic year. He will become Senior Lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for the spring semester of 2018. Dr. Akinc currently holds many titles at Iowa State University. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and … Continue reading Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab

Ludovico Cademartiri and his research group have been working to provide tools for plant science and agronomy since 2012. After five years, their research has made major advancements for the plant science and agriculture communities enabling them to develop transparent soil technology and receive a generous grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. … Continue reading Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab