Author: Nick Fetty

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

ME students receive Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

Congrats to the following ME graduate students who were recognized by ISU’s Graduate College with the Research Excellence (REx) and Teaching Excellence (TEx) Awards:   Jake Lindstrom (REx) Sayani Maity (TEx) Heather Muchowski (TEx) Ryan Ogren (TEx) Mohammadkazem Sadoughi (REx) Srilok Srinivasan (REx) Cheng-Hao Wu (REx)

Three IE students part of champion broomball team

Three industrial engineering students were part of Iowa State’s champion intramural broomball team which nabbed the title last month. Those students were Audrey Fyock, a student in the concurrent B.S. in IE / MBA program; Courtney Middelkoop, a first year student in the IE masters program; and Ashley Swift, a student in the concurrent B.S. … Continue reading Three IE students part of champion broomball team

Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Iowa State University’s online masters program in mechanical engineering is among the top 25 in the nation, according to onlinesmasters.com. ISU’s online masters of engineering (MEng) degree ranked 21st on the list of the Best Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs for 2019. “We are pleased to be recognized by onlinemasters.com for our online masters of … Continue reading Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

A project by a mechanical engineering researcher could improve manufacturing processes for agriculture equipment companies in Iowa and beyond. Jaime J. Juárez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), and his research team have been studying ways that composites can be modified to create a stronger, more durable end product. Their research was the cover … Continue reading ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

Three ME student-athletes receive All-Big 12 honors in football

Three mechanical engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 honors for football. Charlie Kolar, a redshirt freshman tight end, and Kene Nwangwu, a redshirt sophomore running back, were both named All-Big 12 Second Team. Kolar pulled in 10 receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Nwangwu rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries and … Continue reading Three ME student-athletes receive All-Big 12 honors in football

Iowa State, U of Ottawa collaboration examines electrostatic charging of particles in insulating materials

A group of researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Ottawa in Canada have teamed up on a research project that will examine electrostatic charging of particles made of insulating materials such as plastic in fluidized bed reactors. Findings from this research can be applied to the industrial systems such as the production … Continue reading Iowa State, U of Ottawa collaboration examines electrostatic charging of particles in insulating materials

MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

As a summer research program within the mechanical engineering department prepares to enter its 10th year, program alums have reflected on their experience and how it helped them get to where they are now. The MoSAIc (Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging) REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program was launched at Iowa State in 2010. The … Continue reading MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond