Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh is a PhD student in industrial engineering and a graduate researcher in Dr. Iris Rivero‘s Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design lab. He was recently awarded the Wakonse Fellowship. “Wakonse” is the Lakota Indian term for “to teach, to inspire.” As part of the fellowship, Sri will attend a five-day conference at Camp Miniwanca in … Continue reading Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

A College of Engineering student group is currently on a tour of Iowa high schools to teach teenagers about automotive engineering opportunities at Iowa State. Iowa State’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently traveled to Marshalltown High School where they brought a few of their vehicles and told the students about opportunities … Continue reading CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

Q&A with Austin Downey

Austin Downey is currently pursuing a PhD in Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy administered by the mechanical engineering department. He was recently named an honorable mention for Iowa State’s Zaffarano Award which recognizes excellence in graduate research. This marks the fourth year in a row that a ME student has won the award or been named honorable … Continue reading Q&A with Austin Downey

CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

A research project by a group of College of Engineering researchers aims to develop a bio-based carbon fiber that could be used in anything from cars to wind turbines. The project was first started two years ago when the College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Project provided seed funding for the preliminary studies. Findings from those … Continue reading CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

William Graham, a student concurrently pursuing a MBA and BS in mechanical engineering, ran in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday. The 23-year old finished 29th out of 14,142 males who completed the 26.2-mile race. “My teammates and I from the Iowa State Running Club, trained for the Boston Marathon all through the winter,” said Graham. “Seeing our … Continue reading ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

Two staff members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of working at Iowa State University. Krista Briley, an administrative assistant and assistant to the department chair, as well as Mike Renze, an information technology systems support specialist, were both recognized last month at the 83rd Annual … Continue reading Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

ME grad student wins teaching award

A mechanical engineering graduate student is the most recent recipient of Iowa State’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Teaching Award. Emmanuel Hitimana, a PhD student, was among five candidates selected this semester for the honor. He currently serves a teaching assistant for the lab component of ME 421: System Dynamics and Control. “When I got notified … Continue reading ME grad student wins teaching award

Two IMSE professors receive tenure

Two faculty members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) have been granted tenure following a decision from the Iowa Board of Regents. Associate professor Michael Dorneich and assistant professor Stephen Gilbert were both given tenure after the moves were approved by the Iowa Board of Regents during their April 12 meeting in Council … Continue reading Two IMSE professors receive tenure

Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award

A graduate student advised by IMSE assistant professor Stephen Gilbert recently won the award for best poster presentation at an Iowa State research conference. Adel Sulaiman, a PhD student in computer science, was named the best poster presenter by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate at the 5th annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference … Continue reading Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award

Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

For one industrial engineering (IE) student, it took leaving Iowa for her to discover how much she loves her home state. Emily Robinson is about to complete her first year in Iowa State’s IE program. Prior to her decision to return to Iowa she studied industrial engineering at Purdue University but left after one year … Continue reading Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

IE students present research at the statehouse

A group of industrial engineering students recently traveled to Des Moines to present their research to lawmakers, media members, and other members of the public at the capitol. Undergraduate research assistants from industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) assistant professor Hantang Qin’s Flexible Electronics and Additive Printing (FEAP) Lab visited the statehouse on April 3 … Continue reading IE students present research at the statehouse

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage