Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.
Iowa State’s College of Engineering offers nearly 20 different learning communities to meet the individual needs of incoming, transfer and current engineering students in a variety of majors. Learning communities continue to bring engineering students together in and out of the classroom.
The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to support the academic, professional and social success and retention of multicultural, international and women students in engineering.
The Mechanical Engineering Learning Teams (MELTS) learning community hosted a design Olympics competition in the Howe Atrium on Nov. 21.
The Engineering Exploration Learning Community is open to first-year undeclared engineering students. This learning community aims to provide support for more than 300 first-year students each semester as they discover their engineering interests.
Alex Wrede, a postdoctoral researcher with Hashemi Laboratory, is using engineering to unravel the mystery of traumatic brain injuries – and winning awards for how he tells the story of the impact of his work.
The 2019 CoMFRE Symposium and Member Meeting was held Oct. 28–29 in Ames. Industry members met in a closed meeting on Monday afternoon to receive updates on shared research and meet with CoMFRE faculty and students to discuss future research and goals for the center.
Pete Collins, Alan and Julie Renken professor of materials science and engineering, received two awards for the significance of his paper.
Trishelle Copeland-Johnson is a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering (MSE). She is currently researching the explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in 2011, and she recently was awarded the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Fellowship.
Reza Zoughi, a research and teaching leader in nondestructive evaluation, has joined Iowa State University as the director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and the Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Three new faculty have joined the College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Md Maruf Ahamed, assistant professor; Mohammad Tayeb Al Qaseer, research associate professor; and Hugo N. Villegas-Pico, assistant professor.
Alumnus Steve Zoz is returning to Iowa State University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Roy Sturgill has joined the department as an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering.
Nicola Bowler, professor of materials science and engineering, published a new textbook titled Eddy-Current Nondestructive Evaluation.