Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

Kristen Cetin and Soumik Sarkar recently received research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Cetin, an assistant professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering with a courtesy appointment in mechanical engineering, is the lead for a project entitled “Simulation, Challenge Testing & Validation of Occupancy Recognition & CO2 Technologies.” Cetin’s project falls within Category … Continue reading Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Trajcevski on spatial data

Goce Trajcevski, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, is a program committee co-chair of the 25th Association for Computer Machinery SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017) held in Redondo Beach, California, Nov. 7-10. The conference brings together researchers, developers, users … Continue reading Trajcevski on spatial data

Mujumdar (center) with Dean Rajala (left) and Sritharan (right) following reception events. Photo by Bill Beach.

Mujumdar donates start-up funds for innovative Iowa State Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Program

Generous donation leads to greater collaborative research and multi-disciplinary approach to managing disasters Vilas Mujumdar has made a generous donation to the Hazard Mitigation Community and Resilience Program (HMCR) at Iowa State University (ISU). The College of Engineering hosted a reception in Marston Hall today to recognize Mujumdar’s gift. “This program will strengthen our cross-campus … Continue reading Mujumdar donates start-up funds for innovative Iowa State Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Program

IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

The U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (MFR) is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, which is an area prone to hurricanes. During the event of a hurricane warning, the commander must make timely decisions to protect the safety of the personnel and set up alternate headquarters in order to facilitate an orderly evacuation. An assistant professor from … Continue reading IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

Students members of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), along with friends, gather up for a group photo during Sunday's compost project. Photos by Kate Tindall.

Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind

Students, faculty take a new look at using compost on campus during volunteer opportunity Iowa State University (ISU) produces between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of compost every year. * Where does it all go? Students and faculty in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department (CCEE) are finding a new way to use this pure … Continue reading Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind

Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

A grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Hong Kong Program is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) for a ten-month stay as a visiting scientist. Si (Season) Chen began working with Professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier in October. For Chen, that has worked out just fine: “Iowa State was my first choice when I … Continue reading Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Anupam Sharma, assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, has been named an Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Class of 2018 will be honored at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in January. “The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership … Continue reading Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Three Cyclone Engineers named to Iowa Farm Bureau Farm Strong Squad

Cyclone Engineers are hardworking, community-minded leaders in the classroom, in the lab…and on the playing field. Three College of Engineering student athletes are members of this year’s Iowa Farm Bureau Farm Strong Squad, chosen for exemplifying the determination, strength, and character of Iowa’s farmers.

Building a network of diverse STEM researchers at SACNAS conference

Iowa State’s chapter of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is building a innovative, powerful, and inclusive national network of STEM researchers. Chapter members recently attended the SACNAS national conference, where Iowa State’s leadership presence is growing. Read more about the group’s experience at the conference – and learn how you can get involved.

Remembering Aziz Fouad

Abdel-Aziz A. Fouad, distinguished professor emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, passed away at the age of 89 on Oct. 21, 2017. Aziz was a pioneer in the electrical engineering field of power systems dynamics and stability, most notably in his visionary contributions to academic research, teaching … Continue reading Remembering Aziz Fouad

Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

This article was originally featured on Iowa State University News Services by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read the original article. AMES, Iowa – Reports of missing parts, machinery problems or any other issues on a factory floor don’t always move quickly to decision-makers. Sometimes, data collection is workers writing a few notes on a … Continue reading Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations