Author: John Burnett-Larkins

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

CBE’s Wenzhen Li group sees fuel cell research published in chemical society journal

Dr. Wenzhen Li, Iowa State University Richard Seagrave Associate Professor, was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The research was conducted in collaboration with postdoctoral associate Dr. Yang Qiu, Ames Laboratory research scientist Lin Zhou, postdoctoral research associate Tao Ma, and others. The publication was titled: “BCC-Phased PdCu Alloy as a … Continue reading CBE’s Wenzhen Li group sees fuel cell research published in chemical society journal

CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Brent Shanks has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Great Plains Catalysis Society Award. The award, created by the society to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of catalysis, will be presented to Shanks April 19 at the … Continue reading CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

The ecological practice of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in paving products is not new. But the technique of adding a polymer to the mix to address a problem is – and it is yielding some promising results, as demonstrated in a just-published research paper authored by four researchers in Iowa State’s College of Engineering … Continue reading Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna and noted advocate for women in the field of engineering, Gayle Roberts continues to leave a legacy in the industry. Roberts, who is now retired after serving as president and CEO of engineering firm Stanley Consultants, has been featured in a recent story by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. … Continue reading CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

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