Author: Nick Fetty

Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Teams from the Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering (I E 434X) course took the top two spots at the Engineering Pitch Competition earlier his month. Brad Lechton (senior), Brian Fleming (senior) and Konner Koerselman (junior) all of whom are majoring in industrial engineering (IE), took first place at the competition, while mechanical engineering (ME) seniors Taylor Goodness … Continue reading Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

IE students attend Cirque Mechanics performance

A group of industrial engineering students attended the Cirque Mechanics performance hosted by the Iowa State Center earlier this month. Macie VanNurden, a freshman in IE, was among those in attendance. She won a signed playbill from the performance, entitled 42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. “It was astounding to see the incredible talent from each … Continue reading IE students attend Cirque Mechanics performance

ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

A mechanical engineering graduate student was recognized at one of the largest conferences for optics and photonics for his research in the field. Vignesh Suresh, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, won the “Best Student Paper Award” in the OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices) category at the SPIE Photonics West 2019 Conference in San … Continue reading ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation … Continue reading ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

A mechanical engineering professor has received funding from the Department of Defense to study film thickness using Raman spectroscopy. The Defense MicroElectronics Activity division of the Department of Defense awarded ME professor Xinwei Wang a $315,000 grant to develop a new technology that can measure film thickness at the nanometer (nm) level. “There could be … Continue reading ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

ME grad student receives industry award

A mechanical engineering graduate student has been recognized by an international optical component manufacturer for his research on microplastic contamination in water. Anthony LoCurto, a Ph.D. candidate in ME, is a recipient of Edmund Optics’ (EO) 2018 Education Award. The “award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, … Continue reading ME grad student receives industry award

ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

With the holidays right around the corner, a pair of mechanical engineering students hope that they can one day spread the holiday cheer through their passion to design children’s toys. Madeline Turner, a senior in ME, and Lucille Murphy, a sophomore, are at different stages in their academic careers but the duo share the goal … Continue reading ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers