Author: Nick Fetty

Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Sometimes people joke that “it’s not rocket science” when referring to a non-technical matter. For one of mechanical engineering’s junior faculty members, her summer research experience with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab was in fact rocket science. Sarah Bentil, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), spent 12 … Continue reading Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

Issues caused by wear and tear on rotating machinery could be easier to detect and predict because of a research partnership between Iowa State University and Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer Corporation is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. The team has manufacturing facilities and regional offices around the … Continue reading Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

I E 413: Stochastic Modeling, Analysis and Simulation had a new twist this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I E 413 is part of the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) department’s operations research curriculum and the course focuses on modeling uncertainty, covering the basic concepts of stochastic processes, queueing theory and discrete-event simulation. … Continue reading IE course challenges students to consider COVID-19 when modeling and simulating

Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

A team of Iowa State University industrial engineering students took first place in a national contest which showcased their ingenuity in the time of COVID-19. The Iowa State team bested the field in the Data Analytics and Information Systems division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Mobile/Web App Competition. The contest recognizes … Continue reading Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click … Continue reading Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach … Continue reading IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

A team of Cyclone Engineers are the recipients of a national award in part because of advancements they have made in the field of nondestructive evaluation, specifically in thermal imaging. Hantang Qin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University, is the lead on the project titled “Data fusion approaches … Continue reading Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition

Cary L. Pint, Charles Schafer (Battelle) Chair of Engineering and an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently honored for groundbreaking innovations. First, Pint and his team were designated as winners of a prestigious 2020 R & D 100 Award in the Mechanical/Materials category. This is a worldwide competition that highlights revolutionary technologies as judged … Continue reading ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition