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

Chemical engineering alum Tim Anderson to be inducted into CBE Hall of Fame

Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumnus Tim Anderson will be honored by the department with induction into the CBE Hall of Fame October 25 as part of a visit to Iowa State, where he will also be honored by the College of Engineering. Anderson (B.S. ChE 1973), who is a … Continue reading Chemical engineering alum Tim Anderson to be inducted into CBE Hall of Fame

New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

No stranger to news coverage, the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s tornado simulator in Howe Hall has once again achieved worldwide attention, landing in first place on a list of the most important natural disaster simulators in the United States. Produced by AccuWeather, the list looks at university facilities that play a key role in helping … Continue reading ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Dr. Kasra Momeni, an Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus and now a professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has had research published in the highly regarded interdisciplinary Naturepartner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications. “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials” reveals a new path for engineering atomically thin … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Department of Aerospace Engineering lecturer and director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Tomas Gonzalez-Torres will be a featured presenter when The Story Collider comes to Iowa State University. With a goal of presenting the human side of science, The Story Collider is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling true, personal stories about science through … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Jill Rollinger joins CBE staff in HR and data role

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes Jill Rollinger to the staff as Program Assistant for Business & Data Analytics. She will support many business activities in the department, including procurement; data collection, analysis and reporting; personnel/human resource activities and more. Jill is an Iowa State alumna, having received a B.A. in communication studies … Continue reading Jill Rollinger joins CBE staff in HR and data role

Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!

The kickoff for the 2019 Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab program is underway, with the application period running through November 30. Students currently enrolled in Ch E 357 and Ch E 381 are eligible to participate. Ch E 358 and Ch E 382 must be successfully completed in spring semester. Scholarships are available for students participating … Continue reading Ch E 357, 381 students: Apply now for Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab!