Category: Academics

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

Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Chris Cornelius has been named chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. He will hold the Wilkinson Chair in the department. His appointment officially begins Jan. 1, 2021. Cornelius is currently a chemical engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and diversity coordinator for the Mid-American Transportation Center … Continue reading Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Gymnasts are often meticulous in their routines. They perfect their bodily mechanics to make their routine as efficient as possible. As a former student-athlete, Courtney Middelkoop is now applying this mindset to her company. After completing her M.S. in industrial engineering (IE) in fall 2019, Middelkoop returned to her hometown in suburban Dallas, Texas and … Continue reading An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many courses to be delivered virtually, one industrial engineering alum had an entirely online learning experience prior to the pandemic and said that it served him well. Michael Glazer completed his M.Eng. in industrial engineering (IE) in 2015. Considering he lives in the northeast, online delivery was the most … Continue reading Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

Creating a safe environment for in-person mechanical engineering classes

When Iowa State University was given the go-ahead to open up for fall classes, faculty, staff and student technicians in the mechanical engineering department quickly made every effort to prepare lesson plans, classrooms, labs and other spaces to be as safe as possible so students can get the hands-on engineering education Iowa State is known … Continue reading Creating a safe environment for in-person mechanical engineering classes

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A Hawkeye back home in Cyclone country

Despite being an alumnus from a public university on the east side of the state, one of industrial engineering’s newest faculty members has picked the right school for where to continue his career. Brendan Devine joined Iowa State University’s industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department as an assistant teaching professor beginning in fall 2020. Though … Continue reading A Hawkeye back home in Cyclone country

Industrial engineering associate professor Yiliang Leon Liao

IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department

With background in materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering, Yiliang (Leon) Liao brings a unique and diverse skillset to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). Liao joined IMSE as an associate professor for fall 2020. Prior to coming to Ames, he served as an assistant professor of … Continue reading IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department

Iowa State U, U of Iowa team up on energetic materials research project

Even though the Cyclones and Hawkeyes often duke it out on the field, court and mat, researchers from the two universities have come together to collaborate on a Department of Defense-funded project. The project, titled “3D-Printed, Hierarchical Polymer-Bonded Energetic Composites with Electromagnetically Switchable Porosity,” is being led by principal investigator (PI) Xuan “Sean” Song, assistant … Continue reading Iowa State U, U of Iowa team up on energetic materials research project