Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool® are closer than ever to the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is markedly more energy efficient than current gas compression systems. Currently, residential and commercial cooling consumes about one out of every five kilowatt-hours of electricity generated in the U.S., but a caloric refrigeration system … Continue reading Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

Engineers study nanodefects suspected of causing early failures of electrical materials

AMES, Iowa – Tiny defects in electrical insulating materials may lead to breakdowns, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Xiaoli Tan, an Iowa State University professor of materials science and engineering, is working to understand how those nanoscale defects, when subject to extreme electric fields, evolve into material failures. Those … Continue reading Engineers study nanodefects suspected of causing early failures of electrical materials

Engineering a career with Tesla

“Your gender shouldn’t determine what you can and cannot do,” Huber said. Accomplishing a variety of professional experiences, Sarah Huber faced the unique challenges of being a female in the male dominate world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sarah Huber graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical … Continue reading Engineering a career with Tesla

Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series highlighting alumnae, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Women’s History Month coverage. While Alice (Churchill) Camerlengo was the first female at Iowa State University to earn a degree in electrical engineering in … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Pioneering female electrical engineers: Carol Fisher

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

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

In memory of Richard Stanley

Richard H. Stanley died Nov. 17, 2017, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. He was an alum of the Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and recipient of the Iowa State College of Engineering Anson Marston medal and namesake of the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The Stanley Chair was established to … Continue reading In memory of Richard Stanley