College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Laser Technology Inc. shearography camera donation advances CNDE capabilities

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has donated a LTI-2100 Digital Shearography Camera and its accessories to Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE).

The gift will expand CNDE’s research and education capabilities into shearography, a laser interferometric imaging NDE technique for detecting and measuring a range of defects on metallic and composite materials.

Two with CCEE ties elected to the National Academy of Construction

Two Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Construction 2021 class. Vilas S Mujumdar, professor of practice in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and alumnus Rao Surampalli (’85 PhD civil engr) are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field.

Building for the Future

Thanks to a $42 million gift commitment from C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen, the department will have a new facility that will serve as its home and provide technically enhanced research laboratory and learning spaces where industrial engineering students can gain the knowledge to design tomorrow’s innovative, nimble and intelligent processes needed now more than ever across all industrial sectors.

Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions, and new patents

Recognizing College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patents received.

Undergrad research takes flight: MSE’s Jun Cui mentor in Boeing research fellowship program

Jun Cui, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was a faculty mentor in the new Boeing Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The partnership with Boeing pairs undergraduate students with College of Engineering faculty and Boeing engineers to get hands-on research experience in cutting-edge projects in aerospace engineering, cyber security, autonomous systems, machine learning and more.

CNDE researchers awarded patent for microwave reflectometry innovations

M.T. Al Qaseer (M.T. Ghasr), associate scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and Reza Zoughi, director of CNDE, have been awarded a patent titled “Microwave Reflectometry for Physical Inspections.” According to the patent abstract the invention is “utilizing microwave reflections to compare a reference device with counterfeit and / or aging devices under …Continue reading “CNDE researchers awarded patent for microwave reflectometry innovations”