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Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers

Soybeans are an important crop for the global economy, with widespread usage from cooking oil and livestock feed to biodiesel and industrial products. However, significant soybean yield losses are caused by pests and pathogens every year. Engineers at Iowa State University are working to solve these problems. The most damaging pest or pathogen of soybean … Continue reading Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers

EPRC Student Scoop: Jinqiang Liu

During his time at Iowa State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student Jinqiang Liu has collaborated with multiple individuals to help develop a solar crate. The Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State has received a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to develop a solar power crate to be installed at … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Jinqiang Liu

ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards

Stefan Peng, an undergraduate student majoring in computer engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has been recognized with the Stewart Research Award to support his honors project, “Development of a brain-on-a-chip microfluidic device.” Peng has also received the University Honors Program Grant along with the Stewart Research Award. Both … Continue reading ECpE undergraduate Stefan Peng recognized with two research awards

ECpE alum Vivek Kumar Singh recognized with 2020 NASPI Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alum Vivek Kumar Singh has been recognized with the 2020 North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Outstanding Student of the Year – Graduate-level award for performing significant work in using or advancing synchrophasor technology. The mission of NASPI is to improve power system reliability and visibility … Continue reading ECpE alum Vivek Kumar Singh recognized with 2020 NASPI Outstanding Student of the Year Award

ECpE Assistant Professor Wymore uses Twitch as an innovative way to deliver content to students

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Assistant Teaching Professor Mat Wymore is using the popular video live streaming platform Twitch to stream coding demonstrations to students enrolled in his courses. Wymore live streams his screen to his students and explains his coding demonstration on video while students have the ability to … Continue reading ECpE Assistant Professor Wymore uses Twitch as an innovative way to deliver content to students

ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alum Ardhendu Tripathy started a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He began the new position after receiving his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, receiving his doctorate from … Continue reading ECpE alum begins tenure-track position at Missouri S&T

ECpE’s Ajjarapu, Dickerson, Kamal recognized with professorship appointments

Venkataramana Ajjarapu has been awarded the title of Thomas Whitney Professorship. Ajjarapu previously held the title of David C. Nicholas Professor of Electrical Engineering before receiving the title of Thomas Whitney Professorship. The Thomas Whitney Professorship supports retention and recruitment of a faculty member who provides leadership in developing Iowa State University Department of Electrical … Continue reading ECpE’s Ajjarapu, Dickerson, Kamal recognized with professorship appointments

EPRC Student Scoop: Nick David

Graduate student Nick David collaborated with many others to develop a solar crate. The Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State University has received a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to develop a solar power crate to be installed at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. David recently received his Ph.D. in electrical … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Nick David

ECpE engineers publish tribocharge stability research findings in journal

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) researchers Myung Gi Ji, Qiang Li, Rana Biswas and Jay Kim recently published the outcomes of their research in Nano Energy, a prestigious journal in the field of nanoscale harvesting, storage and utilization of energy, with its impact factor at … Continue reading ECpE engineers publish tribocharge stability research findings in journal

ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

Assistant Professor Zhaoyu Wang received the Harpole-Pentair title in 2017. This year, Wang had the award renewed for an additional year. The Harpole-Pentair Professorship at Iowa State University is awarded to outstanding junior faculty members with less than six years of experience and provides supplemental support and enrichment opportunities to its recipients. The award was … Continue reading ECpE’s Zheng and Trajcevski recognized with Harpole-Pentair Professorship

ECpE’s Daniels and Mina recognized for years of service with Learning Community Awards

Learning communities help students integrate into college life and make long-lasting relationships, not only with their peers but also with faculty, staff and mentors. Learning community awards recognize some of the advisors who help make the Iowa State University learning communities possible. Two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members were recognized this … Continue reading ECpE’s Daniels and Mina recognized for years of service with Learning Community Awards

ECpE’s Liang Dong named Northrop Grumman Professor in honor of Fred W. O’Green

Liang Dong from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has been named Northrop Grumman Professor. The position has a two-year appointment, ending on Aug. 15, 2022. This professorship serves to support young faculty who exhibit a potential for leadership in electrical or computer engineering research, have a recognized commitment to excellence … Continue reading ECpE’s Liang Dong named Northrop Grumman Professor in honor of Fred W. O’Green