Category: CoE News

Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company

In “The Dark Knight” movie trilogy, Bruce Wayne (i.e. Batman without the mask) ventures into the Applied Sciences division of Wayne Enterprises. This is where he develops his unique, innovative tools for fighting crime in Gotham City. As major movie buffs and aspiring entrepreneurs, this served as the inspiration for the Jensen brothers when they … Continue reading Inspired by Batman’s ingenuity, Cyclone brothers team up to start their own company

Q&A with Cole Jensen

Cole Jensen graduated with his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2020 and now co-manages the company he and his brother founded, Jensen Applied Sciences. Why did you choose to attend ISU? I have always heard about Iowa State’s good engineering school and really liked the tour I went on, so I ‘Chose my Adventure’ at … Continue reading Q&A with Cole Jensen

Convocation celebrates Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff

James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering 2020 faculty and staff award honorees, named faculty positions and patent recipients at the College of Engineering’s fall convocation. This year’s interactive event was offered live online. Watch a replay here.

CCEE’s Buss receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship

Ashley Buss, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, recently received the Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship.  Buss is one of two Iowa State University researchers to receive this award during this most recent awarding period.  With this fellowship, Buss hopes to increase research and testing … Continue reading CCEE’s Buss receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship

Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 2 in U.S.

According to the newly released U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings in the biological/agricultural engineering category, Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems program is the No. 2 ranked undergraduate program among all national public universities for the second year in a row. Iowa State is tied for second with two other universities. “We … Continue reading Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 2 in U.S.

CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

  A-M Tahsin Emtenan, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, received an honorable mention and several awards for a recent research article.  “The paper studied both the impact of stop bar detection zone length and lane- or approach-based detector assignment on the ability of performance measures to accurately identify whether split … Continue reading CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

A white football helmet with the I-State athletic logo in red and yellow on the side

Cyclone Shields

With the start of the college football season upon us, we hear from two #CycloneEngineers who collaborated with equipment managers for Iowa State University to create an inexpensive way to modify the team’s helmets to be functional for the players, while also reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. The “Cyclone Shield” has made Iowa State’s … Continue reading Cyclone Shields

Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

The Dubuque Regional Airport is renaming its terminal in honor of Robert L. Martin, World War II combat pilot and member of the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) inaugural Hall of Fame class. The Dubuque Regional Airport Commission voted unanimously to endorse and accept a petition filed to name the … Continue reading Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

The obituary for Patricia Theil is found here. The Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is very sad to share that Distinguished Professor Patricia “Pat” Thiel passed away on Sept. 7, 2020. Thiel, a distinguished professor with ISU’s Department of Chemistry and MSE, as well as a faculty scientist with Ames … Continue reading In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

The following is taken from Kopplin’s obituary, with comments from the ECpE Department added below.   Julius “J.O.” Kopplin, former department chair of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose quiet strength, inquisitive mind, humor, work ethic, and abiding faith made him … Continue reading In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

EPA awards nearly $4 million in funding to five research institutions As part of its 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday $3,997,876 in funding to five institutions to conduct research to build resilience in communities and among groups, including children and older adults, … Continue reading Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

New faculty spotlight: Ping He

A new semester brings new people, new challenges and new opportunities to the grounds of Iowa State University (ISU). As the fall 2020 semester progresses, recently hired Department of Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Ping He continues to settle in. Dr. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sichuan University, China, in 2007. From … Continue reading New faculty spotlight: Ping He

Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

One of only two Iowa State researchers named to honor It’s all about reliability and predictability of systems with Kristin-Yvonne Rozier’s Laboratory for Temporal Logic. Her work with advanced automated reasoning techniques – algorithms and tools that filter what we want vs. what we don’t want, that can apply to things like security systems and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

Berk Gulmezoglu’s dedication to his research and analysis of potential microarchitectural attacks has taken him all over the world. Now, Gulmezoglu finds himself at Iowa State University, joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) as an Assistant Professor. Beginning his education at Bilkent University, Turkey, Gulmezoglu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in … Continue reading New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu