Category: Alumni

Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

Joel Montalbano, a 1988 graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named manager of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program. The appointment became effective June 29. “I am confident Joel’s leadership of this program will continue to expand the role of the space station as a national asset for exploration, science, and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Advancements are being made within the field of hybrid manufacturing because of a research collaboration between Iowa State University and John Deere. Matt Frank, a professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has spent the past year working alongside researchers in John Deere’s Advanced Technology and Engineering group as part of a professional development assignment, … Continue reading Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

In Memory: ECpE Associate Professor J. (Joseph) Don Musil

J. (Joseph) Don Musil, who went by Don, former faculty member of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on April 30, 2020, at the age of 99. Musil attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, graduating in three years with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He … Continue reading In Memory: ECpE Associate Professor J. (Joseph) Don Musil

An Emergency Response

McCormick Place in Cook County, Illinois, is being transformed from a massive convention center to an alternative care facility for treating low acute COVID-19 patients. Meet the #CycloneEngineer who is part of the team.

MSE alums shape space technology future at SpaceX

Matthew Swift (‘18 mat sci engr & physics) and Chris Whitmore (’16 mat sci engr) had a Cyclone Engineering experience that propelled them to jobs revolutionizing space technology at SpaceX. Both Swift and Whitmore say their hands-on Iowa State education – in and out of the classroom – was a key to their success.

IE alum joins effort to combat COVID-19

Though Iowa State’s industrial engineering curriculum does not specifically cover pandemic situations, like the one the world is currently experiencing, one alum is using the skills and methods he developed at Iowa State to assist with efforts to combat COVID-19. Shubham Khoje is a manufacturing engineer for the NSK Corporation facility in Clarinda, Iowa. The … Continue reading IE alum joins effort to combat COVID-19