Category: CoE News

ECpE’s Daniels and Mina recognized for years of service with Learning Community Awards

Learning communities help students integrate into college life and make long-lasting relationships, not only with their peers but also with faculty, staff and mentors. Learning community awards recognize some of the advisers who help make the Iowa State University learning communities possible. Two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members were recognized this … Continue reading ECpE’s Daniels and Mina recognized for years of service with Learning Community Awards

Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the corresponding author on a paper featured on the cover of Physical Chemistry Letters. The image on the cover is from the article “Unique Orientation of the Solid−Solid Interface at the Janus Particle Boundary Induced by Ionic Liquids.” The results of this study highlight the … Continue reading Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Kristen Constant named AAAS Fellow

Kristen Constant, Iowa State’s vice president and chief information officer, a Morrill Professor, the Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and former chair of materials science and engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Honoring fall 2020 student marshal and outstanding seniors

Each semester outstanding seniors are selected, representing majors in the College of Engineering. One outstanding senior is named student marshal, representing the college at commencement. Congratulations to fall 2020 student marshal, Luis Granadillo, materials engineering and all the outstanding seniors.

ECpE’s Que receives NSF award for silicon nanotube research

The innovation and development of advanced nanotube technology has massive potential to affect progress in several research fields. Iowa State University Associate Professor Long Que is one of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members working on the advancement of this technology. Que is the principal investigator of the project “A Microfabrication … Continue reading ECpE’s Que receives NSF award for silicon nanotube research

Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Connor Smith has been chosen as the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Lawrence E. Burkhart Memorial Award recipient for the fall 2020 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon one graduating senior each semester, named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. The recipient is selected by department faculty. Burkhart, … Continue reading Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

A team of Iowa State University industrial engineering students took first place in a national contest which showcased their ingenuity in the time of COVID-19. The Iowa State team bested the field in the Data Analytics and Information Systems division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Mobile/Web App Competition. The contest recognizes … Continue reading Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click … Continue reading Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

ECpE’s Rover, Jones receive Teaching Innovation Award

Each semester, select faculty members at Iowa State University (ISU) are recognized with a Teaching Innovation Award. Recipients of the spring 2020 round of awards not only had to demonstrate innovation in their curriculum, but also a willingness to go above and beyond during the transition to online coursework. Two department of Electrical and Computer … Continue reading ECpE’s Rover, Jones receive Teaching Innovation Award

ECpE’s Liang Dong named Northrop Grumman Professor in honor of Fred W. O’Green

Liang Dong from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has been named Northrop Grumman Professor. The position has a two-year appointment, ending on Aug. 15, 2022. This professorship serves to support young faculty who exhibit a potential for leadership in electrical or computer engineering research, have a recognized commitment to excellence … Continue reading ECpE’s Liang Dong named Northrop Grumman Professor in honor of Fred W. O’Green

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach … Continue reading IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Cyclone Energy places first; seventh year in a row

For the past seven years, Iowa State’s Cyclone Energy has placed first at the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge. For the seventh consecutive year, Cyclone Energy managed to place first, despite COVID-19 changing the course of the competition.  Josh Zeien, senior in construction engineering, admits that COVID-19 “threw a wrench in the system,” when it … Continue reading Cyclone Energy places first; seventh year in a row