Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship

Ashley McKenna, a junior in materials engineering from Vinton, Iowa, recently received the $5000 MTI Bert Kisher Memorial Scholarship to assist in her undergraduate educational experience at Iowa State University. She was one of two recipients among applicants from North America, Europe, and Asia. McKenna has been an active student in the Department of Materials … Continue reading Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship

Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award

Boyce Chang, a second-year doctorate student in the materials science and engineering department, received the award for Excellence in Mentoring with the LSAMP-IINSPIRE program. He received the award at the IINSPIRE LSAMP Annual Conference on February 4, 2017. His mentor, Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, nominated Chang. … Continue reading Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award

Rohit Trivedi wins 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award

Dr. Rohit Trivedi has been selected to receive the 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) honors Trivedi “for his manifold and lasting contributions to the understanding and control of microstructures in solidification and phase transformations, key elements in materials processing.” Trivedi is one of two recipients of this prestigious … Continue reading Rohit Trivedi wins 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award

Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials

This feature story was published by Ames Laboratory. Read the original story here.   Creating materials in their solid state can be tricky, but offers some advantages over other methods. It typically involves subjecting the component elements to some type of mechanical force—such as stress, shear or strain—to drive a reaction. “You eliminate the need … Continue reading Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials

Heat-free soldering discovery makes 2016 a notable year for two MSE professors

For Martin Thuo, Ian Tevis, and their research group, there is a great deal of success to celebrate as they look back on the year of 2016. Thuo, Associate Professor, and Tevis, SAFI-Tech Chief Scientist and Affiliate Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, have led their groundbreaking work in discovering and advancing heat-free soldering. … Continue reading Heat-free soldering discovery makes 2016 a notable year for two MSE professors

Five MSE Students Enter Bladesmithing Competition

  Five materials science and engineering students recently completed their entry for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition that will take place February 26-March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. Their entry included producing a sword blade 20-120 centimeters long made by hand/trip hammering or forge pressing. They also submitted a ten-page report, five-minute video and a … Continue reading Five MSE Students Enter Bladesmithing Competition

MSE student highlight: Kaci Storm finds success in academics and athletics

As the start of spring semester begins, Kaci Storm is both celebrating and basking in her success of being a student at Iowa State University. Storm, a senior in Materials Engineering from Geneseo, Illinois, has learned to embrace her adventure at Iowa State by finding success in academics and in athletics. Her ability to balance … Continue reading MSE student highlight: Kaci Storm finds success in academics and athletics

MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

With the rise in demand for new electronics and better technology, there is also a rise in waste material. There is a need for a more efficient but affordable recovery processes. What happens to all the material waste after old and unused technologies get replaced? Is there value in the materials that remain? How can … Continue reading MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

The furnace is off, and the next chapter begins for the Iowa State University Gaffer’s Guild. They shut down the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio for the last time at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The glass studio has been operating in 1334 Sweeney Hall since April 29, 2000. The Gaffer’s Guild is led … Continue reading The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

Research and Teaching Excellence Awards given to four MSE students for the fall 2016 semester

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Graduate College have announced the recipients of the 2016 fall semester Research and Teaching Excellence Awards. The recipients include: Darrel Enyart- Teaching Excellence Award Stephanie Oyola- Reynoso- Research Excellence Award Jiahao Chen- Research Excellence Award Honghu Zhang- Research Excellence Award These graduate students have been recognized … Continue reading Research and Teaching Excellence Awards given to four MSE students for the fall 2016 semester

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory scientists create new compound, first intermetallic double salt with platinum

This story was originally published by Laura Millsaps, with Ames Laboratory.  Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are being credited with creating the first intermetallic double salt with platinum. Materials researchers Anja-Verena Mudring and Volodymyr Smetana were the first to create and accurately characterize the compound. Cesium platinide hydride, or 4Cs2Pt⋅CsH, forms a … Continue reading Iowa State, Ames Laboratory scientists create new compound, first intermetallic double salt with platinum

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian … Continue reading Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle