College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

“Spirit of innovation” helps lift Jean-Philippe Tessonnier to National Academy of Inventors

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Hugo Villegas Pico receives NSF CAREER award to cement research of long-term electromagnetic-transient simulations

Department of electrical and computer engineering Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been selected for a 2023 National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his project “Advances to the EMT Modeling and Simulation of Restoration Processes for Future Grids.”  

Davarnia receives NSF CAREER award, his second early career award in two years

Danial Davarnia, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for research of efficient scalable methods for solving large-scale network optimization problems.

NSF CAREER Award will support Sheidaei microstructural materials research for many applications

Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei’s research in microstructural materials has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the NSF CAREER Award.

CCEE welcomes 2024 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

Each year, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) honors legacy-creating alumni for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and high degree of integrity and character through two different recognitions.

Jun Cui and ChaoChao Pan get double win in R&D 100 awards

Cui, and graduate student Chaochao Pan, in conjunction with Ames National Laboratory, invented a continuous hot-roll process to manufacture nanograin neo magnets. It won in the mechanical/materials category and won bronze in the green tech category.

Ted Heindel receives ASME 2023 Freeman Scholar Award

Theodore (Ted) J. Heindel, the Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, University Professor of mechanical engineering, and director of Iowa State’s Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE), has been selected to receive the 2023 Freeman Scholar Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Kejin Wang: Elevating the world of engineering and inspiring future generations

Kejin Wang, professor in construction engineering, says doing what you love is the key to success. Her unwavering passion for her field has earned her the title of distinguished professor, the first woman to ever receive this honor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

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