Category: Department News

Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

Wind turbines have become a staple of power generation. But ice accumulating on their blades during adverse winter weather can reduce their energy production by as much as 80%. That’s the finding of a new field study just released by Department of Aerospace Engineering Martin C. Jischke Professor Hui Hu. Read more about how Hu’s … Continue reading Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

Applying data analytics to study the HIV/AIDs Virus

Researchers at Iowa State University are combining their industrial engineering and data analytics knowledge with the medical expertise of researchers at the University of Iowa for a project that could understand the progression of HIV and eventually improve treatment of the virus. Hillel Haim, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa, … Continue reading Applying data analytics to study the HIV/AIDs Virus

CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumnus Mark Lashier has been named president and chief operating officer of Phillips 66 effective April 1, 2021. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP since August, 2017. Lashier received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

Mechanical engineering researchers develop new approach for additive manufacturing

A team of mechanical engineering researchers at Iowa State University have developed what they hope can become a new, more efficient method for 3D printing of complex CAD models. Adarsh Krishnamurthy, associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is leading the effort with support from ME students Sambit Ghadai and Anushrut Jignasu. The findings from their … Continue reading Mechanical engineering researchers develop new approach for additive manufacturing

MEs team up with Iowa Army National Guard to improve building resiliency

When the Iowa Army National Guard was looking for ways to improve the environmental sustainability of their facilities, they called upon the expertise of mechanical engineering researchers at Iowa State University. Song-Charng Kong, mechanical engineering (ME) professor at Iowa State, led the effort. Former graduate student Benjamin Robertson, who completed his M.S. in ME in … Continue reading MEs team up with Iowa Army National Guard to improve building resiliency

Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship

Earlier this month, three civil, construction and environmental engineering students received a scholarship award from The Builder’s Association. Out of 21 applicants from Iowa State, Eleanor Bryan, Lauren Beardsley and Sadie Brockett were selected to receive the award and attend the Builder’s anniversary event: Building Leaders.  Established in 1994, The Builder’s Association Scholarship Foundation encourages … Continue reading Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship

From delivering groceries to climbing the career ladder with Deere

Growing up, John Lawson thought he would eventually take over the family grocery store. However, his father inspired him to pursue a different career path. In his youth, Lawson spent many hours working for his family’s downtown Moline, Illinois, grocery store, and fondly remembers delivering groceries to customers’ homes. He figured he would eventually become … Continue reading From delivering groceries to climbing the career ladder with Deere

ChemE graduate students talk research “on the clock” in Perfect Pitch competition

The spotlight shone once again – virtually – on chemical engineering graduate students who put their best foot, and research promotion, forward, in the annual Perfect Pitch competition. Perfect Pitch features Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering graduate students delivering brief summaries of their research in timed, three-minute presentations – all designed to provide practice … Continue reading ChemE graduate students talk research “on the clock” in Perfect Pitch competition

Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow Nigel Reuel and two of his now-graduated students have been spotlighted by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Reuel, recent department Ph.D. graduate Sadaf Charkhabi, recent B.S. graduate Andee Beierle (who was an … Continue reading Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor and Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named the recipient of the 2021 Iowa State University Bailey Research Career Development award. The award, administered by the university’s Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), is given each year to faculty whose work is high-risk, … Continue reading Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study