ECpE faculty honored at college convocation

Two Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty were recognized on Sept. 7 at the 2017 College of Engineering (COE) Convocation. Professor David C. Jiles and Assistant Professor Meng Lu received awards for their accomplishments within the department. Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Jiles received the titles of Palmer Professor in Electrical … Continue reading ECpE faculty honored at college convocation

ME professor’s research featured on back cover of ‘ChemPhysChem’

Mechanical engineering professor Xinwei Wang and his research team recently had a research paper featured on the back cover of the journal ChemPhysChem. Below is the abstract from the paper entitled “Identifying the Crystalline Orientation of Black Phosphorus by Using Optothermal Raman Spectroscopy”: Current polarized Raman-based techniques for identifying the crystalline orientation of black phosphorus suffer … Continue reading ME professor’s research featured on back cover of ‘ChemPhysChem’

An indispensable resource: Lee Harker

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Electronic Technician Lee Harker was awarded the Dean’s Staff Excellence Award at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation on Sept. 7. The Dean’s’ Staff Excellence Award as a recognition of “Professional & Scientific and Merit staff members who have exhibited contagious dedication and superior service … Continue reading An indispensable resource: Lee Harker

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Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs

With the 2017 Iowa State University (ISU) Fall Engineering Career Fair one for the books, civil, construction and environmental engineering alums weigh in with do’s and don’ts Following the career fair, you probably contacted employers with thank you emails and constantly gripped your phone in hopes that recruiters would ring with news of an internship … Continue reading Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs

Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

Navreet Mahal, a 4th-year PhD student co-majoring in Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture, is currently researching corn stalk sap nitrates to evaluate a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Mahal’s work is part of a collaboration between Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). ECpE’s Associate Professor Liang Dong’s group … Continue reading Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

(From left to right) ISU researchers Benjamin Ahn (aerospace engineering), Kristen Cetin and Bora Cetin (both of civil, construction and environmental engineering) are working to develop better teaching methods for the engineering students of tomorrow. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for … Continue reading AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been named to the Midwest Energy News 2017 “40 Under 40” award program. The program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Recipients and past 40 Under 40 honorees will … Continue reading CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”