Author: John Burnett-Larkins

CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s 2019-20 Graduate Seminar Series has begun, and will again provide a showcase of current chemical engineering research from some of the nation’s leading scientists. The seminars are part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students, but are open to all Iowa State graduate and undergraduate students, … Continue reading CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Research led by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei has taken off – literally – into space with the NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Sheidaei was selected as one of a handful of principal investigators from around the nation to oversee various projects involving rodents in microgravity on board the SpaceX … Continue reading Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

CBE’s Narasimhan elected to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair Balaji Narasimhan of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been elected a fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The academy is composed of scientists from institutions of learning around the world who are recognized for their … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan elected to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering/Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and former Levitas student and post-doctoral researcher Biao Feng are part of a team of scientists from Iowa State University, Texas Tech and Cal Tech that have published a research paper in Carbon, a highly ranked material journal. Feng currently … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

CBE’s Donta tops in honors program research symposium

Maxsam Donta, a graduating senior in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), took top honors for research presentations in a recent College of Engineering symposium. Donta’s project is titled “Transdifferentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann Cell-like Phenotypes using Electrical Stimulation.” His faculty mentor is Dr. Surya Mallapragada. Each semester the College of … Continue reading CBE’s Donta tops in honors program research symposium

CBE junior “Kitty” Vang to lead Iowa State’s International Student Council

Yekaterina (Kitty) Vang, a junior (senior by credit) chemical and biological engineering major, has been elected president of Iowa State’s International Student Council (ISC), which serves as a platform for the university’s international students to promote fellowship, the exchange of ideas, showcase cultures, provide educational and social services, and more. Vang will begin serving her … Continue reading CBE junior “Kitty” Vang to lead Iowa State’s International Student Council

ISU again bound for nationals in AIChE Chem-E-Car competition

Third place finish in regional sends ISU to national competition for fourth straight year; Martin Asama takes first in research posters For the fourth consecutive year, an Iowa State University team will be taking part in the national Chem-E-Car competition with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The Iowa State Department of Chemical and … Continue reading ISU again bound for nationals in AIChE Chem-E-Car competition

CBE’s “Perfect Pitch” top research presenters are awarded

For the second consecutive year the clock and research presentations shared the spotlight for graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, in the Perfect Pitch competition. All chemical engineering graduate students who have completed their preliminary oral exams for their degrees presented their research projects to students, faculty and staff under a … Continue reading CBE’s “Perfect Pitch” top research presenters are awarded

CBE senior one of four ISU undergrads to receive peer mentor scholarship

Kyle Jackson, a senior in chemical and biological engineering, has been named a recipient of the Doug Grunewald Peer Mentor Scholarship. He is one of four Iowa State University undergraduates to receive the honor for the spring 2019 semester. The needs-based scholarship is for undergraduate students who have been hired to work as Learning Community … Continue reading CBE senior one of four ISU undergrads to receive peer mentor scholarship

Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Dr. Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, was honored in a special symposium in Panama City, Panama. Arranged by Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Liming Xiong and Dr. George Voyiadjis of Louisiana State University, it was held as part of the 25th International Conference on … Continue reading Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Davide Bigoni of the University of Trento, Italy will be a special guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He will present “Folding of Elastic Solids and Eshelby Forces in Elastic Rods.” The presentation is part of the Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series. It examines a process rarely encountered in nature but is common in mechanics … Continue reading Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

CBE major and Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow researches creation of fuel for Mars space missions Like many other middle school students, Brandon Vance went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Now, as an undergraduate university researcher, he will be headed back to the nation’s capital with a spot in the prestigious Posters on … Continue reading Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

Aerospace Engineering’s Marti Steelman honored for 35 years of ISU service

When you walk into the main office of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the first person you see will probably be Marti Steelman. And don’t worry about asking her that tough question. She’ll probably be able to answer it. Though relatively new to Aerospace Engineering, she’s been around the block a few times at Iowa … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Marti Steelman honored for 35 years of ISU service