Author: John Burnett-Larkins

Apply now for the 2019 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Not every summer opportunity for college students involves skydiving, scuba dive certification and wilderness expeditions; but those who have those opportunities and more on their to-do list are submitting their applications now (click here) for the 2019 edition of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Spaceflight Operations WorkshopTM (SOW) August 7-18. The application period is open … Continue reading Apply now for the 2019 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is pleased to announce the new lineup of guest presenters for spring semester in its Graduate Seminar Series. Noted researchers and educators from institutions around the nation, including Iowa State, will make their way to Sweeney Hall throughout the semester to share their expertise in a variety … Continue reading Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

Sarah Beckman is new CBE Laboratory Coordinator

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes Sarah Beckman, who joins the department as Laboratory Coordinator. Sarah is an Iowa State University College of Engineering alumna, having graduated with a concurrent B.S. in Ceramic Engineering and M.S. in Materials Science Engineering in 1999. Following graduation from ISU she worked as a chemist for a … Continue reading Sarah Beckman is new CBE Laboratory Coordinator

ChemE connections abound in ISU theater production

The holiday spirit – and the spirit of Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering – were both alive and well in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a live radio play presented by Iowa State’s Department of Music and Theatre at Fisher Theater.

Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

A research group consisting of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Valery I. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student S. Ehsan Esfahani; and former ISU Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student (currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan) Iman Ghamarian … Continue reading Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Balaji Narasimhan will be honored by the U.S. Society for Biomaterials (SFB) for outstanding achievements and contributions in that discipline. Narasimhan will receive the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature during a ceremony at the SFB Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle, Washington in April … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Partha Sarkar has been elected as a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). The SEI is one of the nine institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an organization that has more than 150,000 members in 177 countries. Of 34,000 SEI members, only 234 are Fellows in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

Chemical engineering graduate student Rainie Nelson has taken first place in Iowa State’s final round of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition, coordinated by the university’s Graduate College. Presenting “Shining a Light: The Power of Perovskites” with the three-minute clock ticking, Nelson garnered the highest score from a panel of judges rating presentations from eight ISU … Continue reading ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

CBE alum Determan receives Industrial Progress Award at AIChE Annual Meeting

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumnus Michael D. Determan was honored with the Industrial Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a B.S. from Iowa State in 2001 (with a double major in economics) and his PH.D. in chemical engineering from … Continue reading CBE alum Determan receives Industrial Progress Award at AIChE Annual Meeting

Students, donors share the spotlight in CBE Awards Banquet

It was an evening of recognition for students and those who support them in the 2018 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Honors and Awards Banquet October 25. During the course of the program more than 70 department undergraduate and graduate students on hand were recognized as recipients of scholarships and fellowships in the 2018-19 … Continue reading Students, donors share the spotlight in CBE Awards Banquet

CBE’s Marston, PACE awardees honored by department

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has saluted two alumni guests as part of homecoming award ceremonies. Dr. Timothy J. Anderson, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in 1973, and Jim Fay, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from ISU in 1974, were both recognized. Anderson received the … Continue reading CBE’s Marston, PACE awardees honored by department

Aerospace Engineering alum and his wife are first Homecoming “Cyclone Sweethearts”

An Iowa State University aerospace engineering alumnus and his wife, also an ISU graduate, have claimed a place in ISU homecoming history by being the first “Cyclone Sweethearts,” in what may become a new addition to the celebration. Adam Kempers (aerospace engineering ‘04) and Allison Arnold-Kempers (early childhood education ‘06) will be in the spotlight … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum and his wife are first Homecoming “Cyclone Sweethearts”

Team from Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Lab finds criterion to predict phase transformations under general stresses

A research team consisting of four scientists: Nikolai A. Zarkevich, researcher with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory; Hao Chen, an Aerospace Engineering graduate student; Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering; and Duane D. Johnson, F. Wendell Miller Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has … Continue reading Team from Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Lab finds criterion to predict phase transformations under general stresses

CBE student group headed to competition, honors, education at national convention

Help support the ISU AIChE chemical engineering student chapter with a donation Iowa State’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is Pittsburgh-bound, with the hope of once again turning heads in two important competitions. The 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference hosts undergraduate chemical engineering students from around the nation October 26-29 … Continue reading CBE student group headed to competition, honors, education at national convention

Big project, big grant for multi-departmental resonant sensor research group

CBE’s Nigel Reuel is PI in project with five professors from five departments, three colleges A consortium of young Iowa State university researchers has gone where few like them have gone before – as recipients of a large grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to mature and translate a platform technology with a global … Continue reading Big project, big grant for multi-departmental resonant sensor research group