Researchers — including engineers from Iowa State University — have used transmission electron microscopy and 3D computational modeling to quantify and visualize why some desalination membranes work better than others. Their work is featured on the cover of the Jan. 1, 2021, issue of the journal Science.
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Kristen Constant, Iowa State’s vice president and chief information officer, a Morrill Professor, the Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and former chair of materials science and engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Each semester outstanding seniors are selected, representing majors in the College of Engineering. One outstanding senior is named student marshal, representing the college at commencement. Congratulations to fall 2020 student marshal, Luis Granadillo, materials engineering and all the outstanding seniors.
The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and University Museums partnered in the conservation of Start to Finish, a large sculpture representing the research, collaboration and innovation that takes place at the Applied Science Complex. Conservators with the University of Northern Iowa’s Public Art Incubator sandblasted the original paint, removed rust from within the columns and carefully repainted the sculpture to exactly match the paint to the artist’s original intent.
The state of Iowa has designated $2 million in federal CARES Act funding to support university research and development of a nanovaccine to protect against COVID-19 infections. Researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, led by Balaji Narasimhan, director of the Nanovaccine Institute, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, will work together on a nanovaccine they expect will be needle-free, single-dose and won’t require refrigeration.
Research led by Martin Thuo, associate professor of materials science and engineering, in collaboration with Aaron Rossini, assistant professor of chemistry, was featured on the cover of ACS Materials Letters’ September issue.
Rizia Bardhan, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, recently received three awards totaling $2.25 million to support her innovative research program in engineered medicine.
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.
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.