College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Power of the team fuels ENDURE’s work

The Electric Network Disaster Mitigation for Utilities in Rural Environment (ENDURE) team, led by Alice Alipour, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, won Iowa State’s Interdisciplinary Team Research Award for their work designed to help utilities develop risk mitigation strategies.

New job, new CAREER Award; Wenjie Xia’s first semester in Aerospace Engineering is notable

Wenjie Xia joined Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty just before the start of the fall 2023 semester. Having barely gotten his feet wet in his new job, he was notified that he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

Dr. Manure: Filling fields at the forefront of environmental awareness

Not all of us spend a lot of time talking about it – that is, until we smell it. But for Dr. Manure, it’s a different story. Dan Andersen, also known as Dr. Manure, is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering that’s pretty much the expert to go to on the topic of manure.

Welcoming Ryan McGehee, new assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering

“My research empowers informed decision-making by predicting the impacts of various management strategies on food production, environmental health, and more recently, climate change impacts and mitigation. I hope my research enables us to find a way to more than meet the needs of all people on Earth and to do so in a way that we will never jeopardize our ability to do so in the future.”

Jun Cui and ChaoChao Pan get double win in R&D 100 awards

Cui, and graduate student Chaochao Pan, in conjunction with Ames National Laboratory, invented a continuous hot-roll process to manufacture nanograin neo magnets. It won in the mechanical/materials category and won bronze in the green tech category.

Welcoming Iowa State College of Engineering’s Kiewit Scholars Program 2023-2024 cohort

The Kiewit Scholars Program at Iowa State University has recently announced the selection of students for its second-year cohort. The program comprises a diverse group of individuals, including 8 incoming freshmen and 8 currently enrolled Iowa State students.