Author: Nick Fetty

Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Advancements are being made within the field of hybrid manufacturing because of a research collaboration between Iowa State University and John Deere. Matt Frank, a professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has spent the past year working alongside researchers in John Deere’s Advanced Technology and Engineering group as part of a professional development assignment, … Continue reading Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

A team of researchers have developed a novel way of distinguishing the atomic and molecular level thermal non-equilibrium in nanoscale materials, which can have a significant impact in the area of heat transfer according to one Iowa State University professor. Xinwei Wang, professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State, was one of the authors … Continue reading Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

Energy storage reliability and safety could be improved on everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines because of a research project involving an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University engineers. Chao Hu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is the principal investigator (PI) on a project titled “Physics-Based Probabilistic Prognostics for Battery Health Management.” Simon … Continue reading Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

ME students poses in front of sign that says "NASA RESEARCH PARK" a giant model of a spaceship hangs at the top of the photo.

ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

From New Jersey to Australia to Michigan to California and back to Ames, Sara Mayne has done a lot during her short time as a mechanical engineering student at Iowa State University. Mayne grew up in South New Jersey, east of Philadelphia. She was attracted to STEM at an early age because of her parents, … Continue reading ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

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ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic vastly altered the everyday lives of people across the globe, a group of mechanical engineering (ME) faculty and staff at Iowa State University were working on ways to bring virtual, hands-on labs into the homes of students via the internet. In 2012, Jonathan Wickert, then dean of Iowa State’s College … Continue reading ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors

Two mechanical engineering (ME) faculty members are recipients of the 2019-20 Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year award presented by Pi Tau Sigma. Margaret Mathison, associate teaching professor, and Paola Pittoni, assistant teaching professor, have been recognized as the department’s top educators for this award issued annually by the Iowa State chapter of the national … Continue reading Two ME faculty receive Professor of the Year honors