Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE

College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bloebaum will succeed Rich Wlezien on August 1, 2017. Wlezien accepted a position as Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. Bloebaum, who has been … Continue reading Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE

The setup for recent research tests conducted by Alipour and Sarkar. Photo courtesy Alice Alipour.

Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

Joint research looks to uncover a design for longer-lasting traffic signal structures When you’re Alice Alipour, you go to the source of the problem. That’s exactly what the structural engineer is doing for her latest project. The Project Profs. Alice Alipour and Partha Sarkar This month, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) informed Alipour … Continue reading Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg

Graduating aerospace engineering students were honored at a reception on Saturday morning. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Hoover Hall to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. The reception featured a surprise visit from aerospace engineering alum Dennis Muilenburg ’86 who is this year’s commencement … Continue reading AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg

AerE alum, Dennis Muilenburg to deliver commencement address

Dennis Muilenburg (AerE ’86) will deliver the Spring Commencement address on Saturday, May 4 at Jack Trice Stadium. Muilenburg, who serves as chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company, will address a record 4,322 graduates. The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing employs approximately 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. … Continue reading AerE alum, Dennis Muilenburg to deliver commencement address

CNDE announces new associate directors

The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation has announced the appointment of three new associate directors, Prof’s Peter Collins (MSE), Stephen Holland (AerE) and Simon Laflamme (CCEE). These appointments aim to strengthen CNDE’s faculty engagement and growth in activities as it moves forward in alignment with both the University and College level grand challenge theme in advanced materials and … Continue reading CNDE announces new associate directors

Iowa State selected for 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition

Iowa State was one of 12 universities selected to compete in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Held during the WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, May 7-10, the Collegiate Wind Competition requires students to build a model wind turbine and develop a business and deployment plan for their … Continue reading Iowa State selected for 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition

AerE 462 students test-fly R/C planes

Students from Dr. Wei’s AerE 462 Senior Design course built remote controlled planes in his class this semester. On Saturday morning, they put them to the test at Central Iowa Aeromodlers Park.  Senior Design Class – Test Flight from Iowa State Aerospace Engineering on Vimeo.

Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering as well as faculty scientist at Ames Laboratory, and his postdoctoral researcher Biao Feng (currently, at Los Alamos National Laboratory) suggest a new approach for increasing the highest achievable pressure for scientific research. Currently, the highest possible static pressure is produced by … Continue reading Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

Arrow, the newest aircraft created by the Make to Innovate Program, Cardinal Flight, had it’s inaugural flight on Sunday morning in an airfield in Newton, IA. Arrow is a 18 ft. wingspan electric powered sailplane designed to incorporate solar panels. The aircraft was designed and manufactured entirely by students of Cardinal Flight. With Arrow, Cardinal Flight’s goal is … Continue reading M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

Tom Rudolphi retiring after 38 years at Iowa State

Tom Rudolphi, professor in Aerospace Engineering will retire following the the 2016-2017 school year. Rudolphi has spent 38 years at Iowa State, originally working in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, which would eventually become the Department of Aerospace Engineering Rudolphi served as the department chair for 8 years, once from 1996-2003, and again … Continue reading Tom Rudolphi retiring after 38 years at Iowa State