Author: Kristin Clague

MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

Three graduate students and recent graduates in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) have received departmental MSE Research Excellence Awards: Trishelle Copeland-Johnson, Emily Olson and Pratyasha Mohapatra. Trishelle Copeland-Johnson Copeland-Johnson, who recently received her Ph.D. from Iowa State in the fall 2020 semester, worked with MSE Professor Nicola Bowler. “My … Continue reading MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

Recent graduate Andrew Martin and Ph.D. candidate Yifan Li, both with Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), have received awards for their work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, respectively. The research award recognizes graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations, … Continue reading MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Chris Cornelius has been named chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. He will hold the Wilkinson Chair in the department. His appointment officially begins Jan. 1, 2021. Cornelius is currently a chemical engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and diversity coordinator for the Mid-American Transportation Center … Continue reading Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

The obituary for Patricia Theil is found here. Updated on Oct. 5, 2020: In recognition of Thiel’s contributions, Iowa State University will name the north and south lobbies of Hach Hall in her honor; to be referred to as Thiel North and Thiel South. Forthcoming signage will reflect the names.   In addition, Thiel’s graduate students … Continue reading In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

The following is taken from Kopplin’s obituary, with comments from the ECpE Department added below.   Julius “J.O.” Kopplin, former department chair of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose quiet strength, inquisitive mind, humor, work ethic, and abiding faith made him … Continue reading In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

In Memory: ECpE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Grover Brown

The following information is from the obituary for Robert Grover Brown. Robert Grover Brown (“Grover”) passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2020, at 94 years old. Brown was born on April 25, 1926, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to Grover Whitney and Irene (Frink) Brown. He graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in … Continue reading In Memory: ECpE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Grover Brown