College of Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2020 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions.
Author: Cyclone Engineering
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.
Nikita Kozek, senior in mechanical engineering from Waukee, Iowa, has been named a winner of the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association. He is one of only seven 2020 Iowa State University seniors to receive the honor.
Katelyn Brinker, a graduate student in electrical engineering, has received a second NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). The fellowship will support Brinker’s Ph.D. research developing chipless RFID nondestructive evaluation techniques, incorporating new tag designs and microwave imaging to increase utility.
Nanning Cao (’13 Ph.D. ag engr) loved math and chemistry as a high schooler and it led her to a career in data-driven food production innovation. Today, she is an instrumentation and data scientist at Ardent Mills, leading predictive analysis projects that advance the grain industry.
Software designed for developing video games could enhance the speed and accuracy of particulate flow simulations.
Valery Levitas is a co-author of two papers published within weeks by the high-profile journal Science. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vance Coffman Faculty Chair and professor in aerospace engineering, specializes in experimental testing and computational modeling of high-pressure mechanics, physics and mechanochemistry.
W. Samuel Easterling, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, has been named recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to the success of the fabricated steel industry.
The National Academy of Inventors is adding Cyclone Engineer Balaji Narasimhan to its roster of academy fellows. The academy announced it is recognizing Narasimhan, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair and the director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute, for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”
Xioli Tan is the worldwide expert on in a technique called in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), used to examine crystal structure dynamics. Tan lent his TEM expertise to a recent paper in Physical Review Letters on the atomic understanding of a type of perovskite antiferroelectic material.
President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.
Seven Cyclone Engineers will receive College of Engineering and Iowa State University Alumni Association awards at the ISUAA Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25 during Homecoming week.