Author: Liz Jacavino

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.  

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only

Friction and Function You hardly think about the complex relationship between your car’s tires and the pavement on which you spend your morning and evening commute. But for Omar Smadi, an associate professor in civil engineering, the interaction between tires and pavement surfaces shares a fascinating dynamic that can lower the possibility of car accidents. … Continue reading Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only

ISU environmental engineer researches the most effective methods to clean water (text only)

Cool, clear water With accessibility to clean water a major concern for many people, new research asks whether our old ways of cleaning water will continue to work . Kaoru Ikuma, an assistant professor in environmental engineering, finds that disinfection- a process for removing disease-causing microorganisms from drinking water- just help bacteria become resistant to standard … Continue reading ISU environmental engineer researches the most effective methods to clean water (text only)

ISU environmental engineer researches the most effective methods to clean water

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.

ISU CALS Assistant Dean of Research Hongwei Xin leaves ISU after 25 years

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Assistant Dean of Research, Egg Industry Center Director and Distinguished Professor Hongwei Xin leaves Iowa State after accepting the position of dean for agricultural research at the University of Tennessee. Xin’s research at ISU focused on air quality related to animal feeding operations. Some of his current projects … Continue reading ISU CALS Assistant Dean of Research Hongwei Xin leaves ISU after 25 years

Researchers share, discover, create new collaborations at ISU Research Day

More than 250 Iowa State researchers came together to celebrate their work while exploring the work of their peers at the third-annual ISU Research Day on March 28. ISU Research Day is designed to give Iowa State faculty and researchers an opportunity to interact outside their disciplines, enjoy research work that they don’t usually get … Continue reading Researchers share, discover, create new collaborations at ISU Research Day

Charles Sukup receives 2019 4-H Foundation Legacy Awards outstanding alum recognition

The Sukup name holds weight at Iowa State University and across the state of Iowa. Driving along I-80, silos with the Sukup name stand tall across the rolling farm fields. At Iowa State, students recognize the name from career fairs, Sukup Hall and the Sukup Atrium in the Biorenewables Complex.  An involved alumnus, part-time faculty member … Continue reading Charles Sukup receives 2019 4-H Foundation Legacy Awards outstanding alum recognition

Clean and green

A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials. “It … Continue reading Clean and green

Civil engineering researcher’s work creates faster technologies for high-rate systems

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.

Civil engineering researcher’s work creates newer and faster technologies for high-rate systems (text only)

We don’t yet drive hypersonic vehicles, but someday these fast-moving modes of transportation may be one more engineering innovation improved by the work of Iowa State researcher Simon Laflamme. New technologies and algorithms enable quicker decision making for high-rate engineering systems that will improve safety mechanisms and performance. For Laflamme, an associate professor in civil … Continue reading Civil engineering researcher’s work creates newer and faster technologies for high-rate systems (text only)

Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.     

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  … Continue reading 2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

Centennial Celebration: A glimpse at civil engineering alumnus Neal Garver

Neal Garver stepped off the train with only a suitcase, prior experience as a school teacher, a certificate from a second-grade teacher in hand and a dream of becoming a civil engineer. Four years later he graduated with a degree in civil engineering and went on to create Garver, a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.