Category: Department News

ChemE connections abound in ISU Christmas production

The spirit of Christmas – and the spirit of Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering – were both alive and well in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a live radio play presented by Iowa State’s Department of Music and Theatre at Fisher Theater. Three individuals in the company had ties to CBE, and represent … Continue reading ChemE connections abound in ISU Christmas production

Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Iowa State University’s online masters program in mechanical engineering is among the top 25 in the nation, according to onlinesmasters.com. ISU’s online masters of engineering (MEng) degree ranked 21st on the list of the Best Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs for 2019. “We are pleased to be recognized by onlinemasters.com for our online masters of … Continue reading Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

A research group consisting of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Valery I. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student S. Ehsan Esfahani; and former ISU Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student (currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan) Iman Ghamarian … Continue reading Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

Charles Sukup appointed to faculty position in the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department

The president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, has been appointed to a faculty position in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). Charles Sukup, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from Iowa State in 1976 and 1982, began a five-year, part-time appointment this fall.

In memory: ECpE Retired Assistant Professor and Alumnus Ralph “Pat” Patterson

Ralph “Pat” Patterson, retired assistant professor and alumnus of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on August 26, 2018. Patterson, who retired from Iowa State in 2007 and was also a retired colonel from the Army Reserve, first received his electrical engineering bachelor’s degree from ISU in 1963. Upon … Continue reading In memory: ECpE Retired Assistant Professor and Alumnus Ralph “Pat” Patterson

ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

A project by a mechanical engineering researcher could improve manufacturing processes for agriculture equipment companies in Iowa and beyond. Jaime J. Juárez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), and his research team have been studying ways that composites can be modified to create a stronger, more durable end product. Their research was the cover … Continue reading ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

Zhe Li, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering, has recently been named a recipient of the 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award at the Gold level. Selection for this award is “highly competitive and receiving a gold or silver award is certainly one that you can reflect upon with pride for … Continue reading Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

Visual poster of the work Mike Perez is doing for the CCEE department, dealing with saturated buffers on Iowa farms

ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).

In memory: ECpE Professor Emeritus John Lamont

John Lamont, professor emeritus of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on Nov. 27, 2018, at the age of 76. Lamont received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Missouri School of Mines, now the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his Master of Science … Continue reading In memory: ECpE Professor Emeritus John Lamont

CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Balaji Narasimhan will be honored by the U.S. Society for Biomaterials (SFB) for outstanding achievements and contributions in that discipline. Narasimhan will receive the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature during a ceremony at the SFB Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle, Washington in April … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Partha Sarkar has been elected as a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). The SEI is one of the nine institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an organization that has more than 150,000 members in 177 countries. Of 34,000 SEI members, only 234 are Fellows in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes outstanding IEEE members and elevates them to IEEE Fellows. This year at Iowa State University, two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members, Professor Namrata Vaswani and Professor Emeritus Nicola Elia, both received the IEEE Fellow honor. “It is indeed a well deserved recognition in … Continue reading Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows