Thomas Chiou, associate scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, has been awarded a patent titled “Soil nitrate sensing system for precision management of nitrogen fertilizer applications.”
Author: Breehan Gerleman
Two Iowa State University engineering faculty members have received awards from the Department of Defense under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
Chao Liu and Katelyn Brinker, graduate research assistants with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, won second place in the Best Student Paper Award at the 42nd annual meeting and symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association.
Zhang Zhan, associate scientist at Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), has been selected for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s inaugural class of the RISE Leadership Development Program for NDT Professionals.
The Iowa section of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing has earned a Silver ranking in ASNT’s President’s Award Standing. The ranking recognizes outstanding section management, operations and outreach activities.
Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE) researchers Song-Charng Kong and James Michael are answering key questions about UAS engine ignition in a new project funded by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
Mai Zheng, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to improve computer storage systems’ ability to protect data during crashes and other disruptions. He will receive more than $500,000 over the next five years to support his work.
A team led by Iowa State University’s Michael Bartlett has created a new composite, called a liquid metal programmed elastomer (LMPE), where liquid metal can be loaded up to 70% in precise, programmable patterns throughout the material.
Tom Mansell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to create engineered probiotics that may be a new way to treat illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Two Cyclone Engineers have received top faculty promotions, recognizing outstanding excellence in teaching, research, service and professional practice. Manimaran Govindarasu has been named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor. Gary Mirka has been named University Professor.
Cyclone Engineer Cristina Poleacovschi studies how to build community resilience during challenges like natural disasters or economic changes. In this time of unprecedented challenges, Poleacovschi offers steps her work has shown help community resilience.
A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. Cyclone Engineers lend expertise to a team that will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area – and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.
Three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers have been selected for 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Leifur Leifsson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Matthew Panthani, assistant professor chemical and biological engineering, and Soumik Sarkar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, join 11 other active CAREER awards in the College of Engineering.
Alex King, Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society. The award recognizes King’s outstanding leadership in promoting the understanding of material science’s significant impact on society.