James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering 2020 faculty and staff award honorees, named faculty positions and patent recipients at the College of Engineering’s fall convocation. This year’s interactive event was offered live online. Watch a replay here.
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A new study shows how two responses in separate locations inside plant cells work in concert to help corn plants respond to heat stress. The research was made possible by the Enviratron, an innovative plant sciences facility at Iowa State University that utilizes a robotic rover and highly controlled growth chambers. The Enivratron’s plant measuring robots were developed by ABE’s Lie Tang.
New research led by Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, shows that the nanoparticles could be the key to more environmentally friendly paints and coatings. The results were published in the August issue of Materials Horizons.
IMSE’s Matt Frank and Leslie Potter created the “Cyclone Shield” for Iowa State football helmets.
Iowa State industrial and manufacturing systems engineers created the “Cyclone Shield” for football helmets.
Cyclone Engineer Nigel Reuel is leading development of a closed, contact-free diagnostic sensing system that could be used to quickly test for COVID-19 or other outbreaks.
Iowa State and University of Texas engineers have developed high-fidelity computational models of replacement heart valves to examine the performance of biological tissues built into the valves. They found that thinner tissues can flap and flutter, which can damage the valves and even the blood that flows by.
Researchers led by Nicole Hashemi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, are using their expertise with the manufacture of microstructures to study how the collapse of microbubbles within the skull can damage brain cells. Their research, which is supported by the Office of Naval Research, could lead to the design of better helmets.
Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research has selected four teams led by or including Cyclone Engineering researchers for COVID-19 project seed funding.
College of Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2020 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions.
Each semester 12 outstanding seniors are selected, one for each major in the College of Engineering. One outstanding senior is named student marshal, representing the college at commencement.
Nine Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff will be honored during Iowa State University’s annual awards ceremony in September.
ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has been helping Iowa manufacturers get needed protection to health and safety workers while also protecting manufacturing jobs threatened by a severe slowdown.