Author: Cyclone Engineering

Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2021 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions: D.R. Boylan Eminent Award for Research Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Mid-Career Achievement in Research Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor, chemical and biological engineering Early Achievement in Research Kristin … Continue reading Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Sri Sritharan appointed assistant dean for research

Sri Sritharan has been named assistant dean for research in the Iowa State University College of Engineering. In this newly created role, Sritharan will provide visionary leadership to help expand the scope of research endeavors in the college, assist with achieving strategic research goals and enhance research productivity and volume.

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

Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions

College of Engineering staff were named winners of 2021 Iowa State University Learning Communities achievement awards and recognized for years of service. Patrick Determan, academic advisor for software engineering, received an Early Achievement in Learning Communities Coordination award. The award citation reads: “Patrick is the co-coordinator of the Software Engineering learning community (SELC). When learning … Continue reading Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions

Honoring spring 2021 student marshal and outstanding seniors

Each semester outstanding seniors are selected from among College of Engineering graduates. One outstanding senior is named student marshal, representing the college at commencement. Congratulations to spring 2021 student marshal, Carissa Moyna, civil engineering, and all the outstanding seniors: Stephanie Jou, aerospace engineering Marty Knepper, agricultural engineering Victoria Martin, biological systems engineering Divyesh Kumar, chemical … Continue reading Honoring spring 2021 student marshal and outstanding seniors

Robot in between crop plants

Vision for ultra-precision agriculture includes machine-learning enabled sensing, modeling, robots tending crops

Rather than tending fields by the hundreds of acres, farmers could one day tend each and every plant with the help of machine learning, robots and other technologies. A five-year, $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help researchers develop such a cyber-physical system. The project is led by Soumik Sarkar, the Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow in Engineering and an associate professor of mechanical engineering.

Alum Fatima Enam named ISUAA STATEment Maker

Fatima Enam (PhD ’19 chem engr) has been named a 2021 Iowa State University Alumni Association STATEment Maker. The honor recognizes Iowa State alumni 34 years or under whose professional and personal accomplishments have made differences in their own lives, the lives of others, their communities, and their professions