Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Five chemical engineering graduate students were honored for their work in research and education in a special ceremony held April 19. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017-18 have been presented to David Chadderdon (research), Xiaotong Chadderdon (research), Toni Pfennig (research), Fatima Enam (teaching) and Atefe Hadi … Continue reading Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Iowa State’s College of Engineering is celebrating the seven CAREER awards received by College faculty. “This year, three assistant professors of ECpE competed for the prestigious NSF CAREER award, and two were selected,” Professor and Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar said. “This is indeed a phenomenal success! The history of national level recognition of young … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Kathryn “Katie” Neilson, a junior in materials engineering from Morton, Illinois, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention recipient. The Goldwater Scholarships are granted to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the United States based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering fields. Neilson was one of two Iowa … Continue reading Neilson is selected as a Goldwater Scholar with Honorable Mention

Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Iowa State structural engineering researcher earns prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) funding to increase resiliency of electric power networks under windstorm and aging effects In March, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Iowa State Structural Engineering Assistant Professor Alice Alipour a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Alipour is the principal investigator of the … Continue reading Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

ECpE Ph.D. student receives U.S. Army Research Laboratory Journeyman Fellowship Award

Vivek Singh, a Ph.D. student with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Journeyman Fellowship Award. From September 2017 to January 2018, Singh completed an internship through the ARL Research Associated Program (RAP), working on a joint team project, including researchers from Idaho National … Continue reading ECpE Ph.D. student receives U.S. Army Research Laboratory Journeyman Fellowship Award

McLaren, Taylor, Gronewold, and Shah with their Student Chapter of the Year trophy. Photos courtesy ISU MCA.

Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

Mechanical Contractors Association of America awards Student Chapter, Educator of the Year to Iowa State students and faculty member On Mar. 28, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded the ISU Mechanical Contractors Association (ISU MCA) with the MCAA Student Chapter of the Year. Brad Perkins, adviser of ISU MCA and senior lecturer of construction … Continue reading Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

ME researcher will use computational modeling to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will use computational modeling to improve treatment processes for various cardiovascular diseases. Adarsh Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Krishnamurthy is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher will use computational modeling to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

ECpE moves up in U.S. Engineering School Rankings

Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is making strides, moving up in the U.S. News 2018 Best Engineering Schools Rankings. The department is on its way to having its electrical engineering (EE) and computer engineering (CE) programs ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation, a goal Professor and Palmer Department Chair … Continue reading ECpE moves up in U.S. Engineering School Rankings

NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor and Jack and Carol Johnson Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She is one of eight recipients of the award from Iowa State this year, seven of whom are from the College of Engineering. Shao’s … Continue reading NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

Engineering Online Learning’s Paul Jewell receives ASEE Distinguished Service Award

Paul Jewell, director of industry relations and Collaborative Technology Services for Iowa State’s Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO), was honored with the 2018 Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Service Award at the annual American Society for Engineering Education’s Continuing Professional Development Division. “This is the highest award presented by the CPDD division and is given to someone … Continue reading Engineering Online Learning’s Paul Jewell receives ASEE Distinguished Service Award

ME grad student receives tribology research award

A mechanical engineering graduate student looks to advance the field of tribology and lubrication engineering with an award he received from that field’s largest technical society. Sougata Roy, a PhD candidate in ME, recently received the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ (STLE) Early Career Award in the student category. Tribology is the study of … Continue reading ME grad student receives tribology research award

Two IEs named Academic All Big-12 in swimming

Two industrial engineering student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Team. Evan Hundley, a junior sprint freestyle/backstroke swimmer, and Katherine Mueller, a sophomore diver, were both 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving first team selections, the conference announced last month. Hundley made the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the second … Continue reading Two IEs named Academic All Big-12 in swimming