Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

San Diego, CA ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Charles “Chuck” Jahren, the W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor, construction engineering division leader, and associate department chair in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department, as a member of its 2018 class. He was inducted on Oct. 11 at the academy’s … Continue reading Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

An imbalance of certain chemicals in bodies can lead to a growth of diseases and illnesses. However, right now measuring the chemical levels of bodies is typically only possible with a trip to the doctor’s office. But now, with the work of Taejoon Kong, a graduate student at Iowa State University, it may soon be … Continue reading ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

ECpE alum recieves military awards

After coasting through the clouds on a military jet representing Iowa State, Philip Schmitz, a 2010 Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate, has now recently received the “Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to Marine Corps aviation. Schmitz was a weapons systems training officer and assistant … Continue reading ECpE alum recieves military awards

Team members from Cyclone Energy celebrate their win. Photos courtesy Beth Hartmann.

Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Cyclone Energy team has earned a first-place finish at the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC), held in Philadelphia on Sept. 29. The six-member team is comprised of civil and construction engineering students from ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Cyclone Energy … Continue reading Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

David Sanders, Incoming Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) inducted Greenwood Department Chair David Sanders into its Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Sanders earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees at UT Austin in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Induction ceremonies took place at UT Austin’s Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. … Continue reading Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

Winning a single national research award wasn’t enough for one competitive mechanical engineering student. He wanted to win more. Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering (ME), spent his summer as a Department of Defense High-Performance Computing (HIP) Intern at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen, Maryland. The HIP program at ARL provides … Continue reading ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

ABE professor recognized for peer-review work

Publons recently recognized Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor Jacek Koziel for his ongoing work in the field of peer reviews. Publons, a distinguished peer-review source, celebrated the #SentinelsofScience with the 2018 Global Peer-Review Awards. Koziel was named as a top reviewer for environment/ecology and a top reviewer for chemistry. The Publons Top Reviewer … Continue reading ABE professor recognized for peer-review work

MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, recently received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The award was given for his project entitled “Rapid, High Force Actuators through Mechanically ‘Invisible’ Heat Sinks.” According to DARPA’s website, “The objective of the DARPA Young … Continue reading MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He … Continue reading IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

Iowa State University chemical engineering alumnus Michael Determan, a senior technical manager with 3M Company, has received the Industrial Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award recognizes significant contributions by individuals working in industries served by chemical engineers who have received their highest academic degree within the previous 17 years. … Continue reading Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

ABE professor wins award for contributions to grain processing

Charles Hurburgh, a professor in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, was recently awarded the Stanley Watson Award. Established in 2001, the Stanley Watson Award is named in honor of an early corn wet-milling pioneer who started his research at the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) during the early 1940s. The award will be … Continue reading ABE professor wins award for contributions to grain processing