Author: Sarah Hays

ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

  ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, research is on-going on how to ensure reliability of the power grid. With a secure power grid, people don’t have to worry so much about power failures and black-outs. This is … Continue reading ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain”

  ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain” Becoming well-known and often discussed in society, scientists are learning more and more about mental illnesses — where they come from, their impacts and how to treat them. The methods of treating mental illnesses are varied, some more serious than others. In certain circumstances, … Continue reading ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain”

EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly

  EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly With a goal to solve the existing problems in the power systems world today, research assistant Fankun Bu in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is working on four different projects revolving around helping the nation’s power grid … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly

EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid

  EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid For power grids around the world, stability and security are a necessity. Yanda Jiang, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University (ISU), is studying this exact topic in the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid

EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes

EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes In the ever-changing technological landscape society lives in today, it is hard to keep track of and understand all the new data. As technology changes, potential hackers have different opportunities to crash systems.  Burhan Hyder, a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data From power engineering to computer science, Kaveh Dehghanpour, a postdoctoral research associate at Iowa State University since 2018 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working on a monumental project with the Department of Energy (DOE) to leverage data science and machine … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award

Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award Farming and agriculture are the core of the Midwest, and especially Iowa — so enhancing sustainable farming practices is a must at Iowa State University. Ratnesh Kumar, Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa … Continue reading Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award

EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang

  EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang An electrical engineer at heart, Qian Zhang is never one to stop at a simple answer, always asking why. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and automation from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun Cody Newlun, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University from Hastings, Nebraska, is a true innovator in the power world. With a degree in physics from Hastings College, Newlun has an expansive background on mechanics and motion. While … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand Running your own remote business can be hard, but Bailey Steinfadt, a 2010 graduate in computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, is always up for a challenge. Driven and constantly learning through multiple facets, she … Continue reading Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand

Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott

Managing over 100 employees and two departments is no easy responsibility. But Iowa State University alum Brenda McDermott, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is driving new champions at her position as Director of Design and Construction at Xcel Energy in Minnesota, an investor-owned utility across ten states. McDermott has eight direct managers … Continue reading Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott