Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion. Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards
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Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering honors Xiaoli Tan, professor, and Zhongming Fan, graduate research assistant, who have made the cover of Applied Physics Letters for their research studying a dual-stimuli in-situ transmission electron microscopy technique. They demonstrated the technique on the relaxor ceramic 0.75(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3–0.25SrTiO3 and proved that this technique is indispensable for exploring the rich … Continue reading MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters
Tabitha Wacuka Kiiru, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, has been awarded MPOWER Financing’s prestigious Global Citizen Scholarship. The MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship Program awards $5,000 to international students at supported schools. MPOWER Financing is a start-up dedicated to removing financial barriers for the … Continue reading ECpE senior awarded MPOWER global citizen scholarship
Simulation of fluid moving through a valve Simulation of heart movement Simulation of fluid moving through heart valves Adarsh Krishnamurthy and Ming-Chen Hsu got to talking about their research interests – Krishnamurthy works in simulating cardiac mechanics and Hsu in simulating valve dynamics – when they had an idea. “He has the heart without the valve, … Continue reading In a heartbeat: Machine learning speeds up heart-valve simulations
Zach Ungerleider, sophomore in industrial engineering, began his internship at Walt Disney World in January and will finish in August. His work as an entertainment project analyst has given him the chance to get hands-on experience using engineering skills he’s learned as a Cyclone Engineering student – and to learn new ones that will be … Continue reading Making Magic at Disney: Industrial Engineering Internship
Antonio Alvarez-Valdivia is getting hands-on research experience, working with mentor Jaime Juarez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, to build a first-of-its-kind portable viscosity instrument.
Michelle Soupir, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 McNair Scholars Faculty Mentor of the Year award. Each year, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Iowa State awards the McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year achievement to one faculty member in recognition of his or her work for … Continue reading Soupir receives McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year Award
Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering, Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering, and faculty fellow of the Virtual Reality Applications Center, is set to retire at the end of the semester. Vance has been an integral member of the Iowa State community since she became a student here in the fall of … Continue reading ME’s Judy Vance to retire at the end of the semester
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER), funded by a partnership between the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Jiang and his team will investigate methods of using CRISPR-Cas9, a sequence of DNA that is able to cut DNA strands to make edits, to create varieties in crops.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, led a research group that discovered two variables that can be controlled to create certain types of polymers. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
At the 57thAnnual Quad City Engineering & Science Council (QCESC) Banquet on Thursday, February 21, the 10-year partnership between the QCESC, Putnam Museum and ISU College of Engineering Community Outreach was recognized for the Engineering Kids Camps that take place each July. Members of QCESC who work for John Deere donated funds from the John … Continue reading John Deere employees donate funds for QCESC summer camps
Q&A with Zack Schaaf (‘11 mech engr) Why did you choose Iowa State? I considered some schools out of the state, but for mechanical engineering, I knew Iowa State would be the perfect fit! Both my sister and brother graduated from Iowa State, so Iowa State is the family way! How did you get involved … Continue reading ME alum recalls time at ISU and shares advice for success
The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services … Continue reading Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet
Two juniors in mechanical engineering, Jacob Koutas and Scott Zmuda, play soccer with the ISU Men’s Soccer Club. Their time management skills lead to success both in the classroom and on the field. Q: Tell me a bit about yourself. Jacob Koutas: I am from Rolling Meadows, Illinois. I chose to attend Iowa State because … Continue reading ME students manage time with club soccer
Photo courtesy of Megan O’Leary, far right. Interview with Megan O’Leary (’99 BSME, ’00 MSME) Why did you choose Iowa State? My mom is a fellow Iowa State graduate (’68), and I fell in love with the beautiful buildings and manicured lawns on campus visit during a family trip when I was 14. I was … Continue reading ME alumna shares advice for success