Category: Department News

Strength in numbers: New national chair leading NSBE with purpose

Focus. Focus on what you want and go for it. These are the first two lines of Jocelyn Jackson’s personal mission statement. And as the new national chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) as of May 1, focus is Jackson’s top priority. When it comes to NSBE, Jackson treats focus as an acronym … Continue reading Strength in numbers: New national chair leading NSBE with purpose

Predicting fuel drop-wall interactions, optimizing engine performance

Modern internal combustion engines power military ground transportation and unmanned air vehicles (UAV). But in certain operating conditions fuel drops can significantly impinge on the engine piston surface of these engines, affecting the fuel mixture distribution and performance – and the success of missions. Song-Charng Kong, professor of mechanical engineering, and James Michael, assistant professor … Continue reading Predicting fuel drop-wall interactions, optimizing engine performance

Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion.   Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering   D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering   Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering honors Xiaoli Tan, professor, and Zhongming Fan, graduate research assistant, who have made the cover of Applied Physics Letters for their research studying a dual-stimuli in-situ transmission electron microscopy technique. They demonstrated the technique on the relaxor ceramic 0.75(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3–0.25SrTiO3 and proved that this technique is indispensable for exploring the rich … Continue reading MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

ECpE senior awarded MPOWER global citizen scholarship

Tabitha Wacuka Kiiru, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, has been awarded MPOWER Financing’s prestigious Global Citizen Scholarship. The MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship Program awards $5,000 to international students at supported schools. MPOWER Financing is a start-up dedicated to removing financial barriers for the … Continue reading ECpE senior awarded MPOWER global citizen scholarship

Iowa State bids farewell to ISU ABE professor of 50 years

Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor announces his departure from Iowa State University (ISU) after outstanding career After 50 years at ISU, University Professor Carl Bern has announced his retirement. His research focused on storage, preservation and applications of grains and oilseeds. With projects in Honduras, Tanzania, Uganda and India, Bern’s work explores appropriate storage containers … Continue reading Iowa State bids farewell to ISU ABE professor of 50 years

ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating 20 years of cyber security education, marked with a new major in cyber security engineering, beginning this fall. Two decades ago, in May 1999, the National Security Agency launched the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation program, with the goal of reducing vulnerability in … Continue reading ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service

After 14 years of service to Iowa State University (ISU), Cerwick Faculty Professor James (Jim) Alleman has decided to leave the university. Alleman is a faculty member of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and served as the department chair from 2005-2011. “During his time at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, … Continue reading Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service

DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

In many ways, the world is moving toward becoming more efficient and environmentally friendly. At Iowa State University, a team in the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) recently won a $1.43 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their project focusing on aiding the environment. … Continue reading DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of … Continue reading IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal

Four professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their proposal improving the efficiency of power systems and power lines across America. Zhaoyu Wang, Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor and the PI (principal investigator) of the project, is … Continue reading Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal