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

ME student named Academic All-Big 12 for swimming

A mechanical engineering student has been named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Team. Jessi Storer, a sophomore distance/fly swimmer, was a 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving first team selection, the conference announced last month. The Lincoln, Neb.-native finished 10th in the mile swim during the finals of the Big … Continue reading ME student named Academic All-Big 12 for swimming

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Three Cyclone Engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering

Three Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, an honor among the highest distinctions in engineering. Dennis A. Muilenburg (aero engr ’86), W. Mark Saltzman (chem engr ’81) and Charles E. Sukup (agr engr ’76, M.S. ’82) are honored for their outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.

ECpE professor wins USDA award

Liang Dong, associate professor of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, was part of the team that recently won a $472,363 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) award for the project titled, “Miniature, Low-Cost, Field Deployable Sensor To Advance High-Phenotyping For Water Use Dynamics.” Dong works with Project Director Michael Castellano,  Iowa State associate … Continue reading ECpE professor wins USDA award

ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

ShieldX Networks (ShieldX) named Iowa State University a finalist in the 2018 SC Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in the Professional Award category for its innovative use of the ShieldX APEIRO cloud security platform. The SC Awards are recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Iowa … Continue reading ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

Brendon Geils and Victory Omole, seniors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, make up two of the four-person team awarded the Hacker Prize at HackHarvard, at Harvard University, on Oct. 20-22, 2017. “I participated in my first hackathon (HackISU) in the fall of 2014, and I’ve been in love … Continue reading Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames

Mechanical engineering graduate student Joel Lynch recently received a $2500 grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium to study the coupling of microwave fields with solid rocket propellant combustion. His current project is entitled “Modeling of Flames Seeded with Alkali Compounds under the Presence of Alternating Electric Fields.” The research is taking place within the … Continue reading ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames

ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Two mechanical engineering graduate students recently received awards for their paper at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) national conference earlier this month in Los Angeles. Sanvisna Kogelen (MS, Mechanical Engineering) and Alex Wrede (PhD, Mechanical Engineering) along with Patrick Kreiser (Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor … Continue reading ME grad students combine skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research

Mechanical engineering graduate student Julie Bothell recently received $2500 from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium for her research related to multiphase X-ray radiography. Her current project is entitled “X-Ray Imaging of the Spray from a Coaxial Air Blast Atomizer” and is a collaborative effort between Iowa State and four other universities: Cornell University, University of … Continue reading ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research