Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

Three Iowa State College of Engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 football honors for the 2017 season. Jake Campos, a redshirt senior in biological systems engineering, was a second team All-Big 12 offensive line selection. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound, two-time letterman out of West Des Moines Valley has started 34 games in his Cyclone career, including … Continue reading Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

Kristen Cetin and Soumik Sarkar recently received research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Cetin, an assistant professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering with a courtesy appointment in mechanical engineering, is the lead for a project entitled “Simulation, Challenge Testing & Validation of Occupancy Recognition & CO2 Technologies.” Cetin’s project falls within Category … Continue reading Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

Mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The status of Fellow is bestowed upon ASME members with 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the organization. Of the approximately 130,000 ASME members, roughly 3,000 … Continue reading ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

A mechanical engineering graduate student bested 42 of his peers to take first place at Iowa State’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition on Monday. Alex Wrede, who is pursuing a PhD in ME, discussed Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and the cavitation of micro bubbles during the competition which was hosted by Iowa State’s Graduate … Continue reading ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

ME professor’s research featured on back cover of ‘ChemPhysChem’

Mechanical engineering professor Xinwei Wang and his research team recently had a research paper featured on the back cover of the journal ChemPhysChem. Below is the abstract from the paper entitled “Identifying the Crystalline Orientation of Black Phosphorus by Using Optothermal Raman Spectroscopy”: Current polarized Raman-based techniques for identifying the crystalline orientation of black phosphorus suffer … Continue reading ME professor’s research featured on back cover of ‘ChemPhysChem’

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car finished the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in classic Iowa State style: blasting Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as they crossed the finish line in South Australia’s capital city. The team finished the 3021-kilometer journey around 2 p.m. local time on Friday. The day began in Port Augusta and the … Continue reading Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day