A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016 as a post-harvest engineer and feed technologist in Iowa State’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
Nine Cyclone Engineers received top alumni awards at the Iowa State University Alumni Association 2017 Honors and Awards Ceremony. ANSON MARSTON MEDAL by the College of Engineering Dr. James L. Melsa, electrical engineering ‘60, Naperville, Ill. James L. Melsa, dean emeritus of the ISU College of Engineering, is a distinguished scholar, an award-winning educator, and a visionary corporate … Continue reading Cyclone Engineers honored at Homecoming alumni awards ceremony
Rachael Barnes, a senior in biological systems engineering, won best poster in an undergraduate and graduate student poster competition at the 2017 Borlaug Lecture on Oct. 16. The competition was sponsored by Iowa State’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences Council for posters about research in the area of world food … Continue reading ABE’s Barnes wins best poster honors at 2017 Borlaug Lecture
Shweta Chopra, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was selected as Best Speaker at the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2017 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration meeting. Chopra’s talk was titled “Efficiently Teaching Engineering and Technology Students through Effective College Industry Partnerships.” Chopra will be honored at a special award luncheon at the … Continue reading ABE’s Chopra wins Best Speaker award at ASEE CIEC conference
Matt Darr, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Robert McNaull, program coordinator in agricultural and biosystems engineering, were awarded a patent for a new grain mass flow estimation technique. From the patent abstract: “a method of calibrating a mass flow sensor while harvesting grain includes sensing an accumulated mass of a portion of grain … Continue reading ABE’s Darr and McNaull awarded patent for grain mass flow estimation method
Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing new catalysts made of rust nanostructures that convert light into fuel faster and cheaper than other leading catalysts. Her research holds the promise of using hydrogen as a sustainable clean energy.
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A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.
The College of Engineering is home to 52 postdocs, who make valuable contributions to Cyclone engineering research.
“Postdoctoral associates are key members of the College of Engineering’s research efforts,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research. “Postdocs bring specialized experience and knowledge and offer creative, fresh ideas and approaches to their research groups and serve as role models. They also help teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in hands-on experiential engineering experiences.”
Read more about four engineering postdocs’ experiences.
From NPR’s All Tech Considered: “Last year, Halil Ceylan, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, installed two 15-by-13.5-foot slabs of conductive concrete at a corner of a hangar at Des Moines International Airport. It’s in an area for smaller planes, and Ceylan can turn on the heated pavement with an … Continue reading Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?
Manjit Misra, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of Iowa State’s Seed Science Center, was presented with the Global Agriculture Academic Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.
Over 900 people attended the second annual STEM Fest on Saturday, September 16 in Howe Hall. The event, hosted by the program for Women in Science and Engineering, is open to the public each year, with a special emphasis on the involvement of the area’s elementary school age children. WiSe designed the festival to engage … Continue reading WiSE’s STEM Fest engages and excites kids about engineering, science, math and technology
Nine College of Engineering faculty and staff will receive top university honors at the annual awards ceremony on Monday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Jacek A. Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, won two Publons Peer Review awards. He was ranked in the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Environmental Science, ranking 35th overall in that category. Koziel was also ranked as one of the top peer reviewers for Iowa State University.
On Sept. 7, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala welcomed the college community to the new academic year in her 2017 convocation address. Rajala updated faculty, staff and students about the college’s outstanding accomplishments of the last year, outlined goals for the coming year, and recognized new named faculty position, … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Honored During 2017 College of Engineering Convocation