Category: Aerospace Engineering

Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2021 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions: D.R. Boylan Eminent Award for Research Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Mid-Career Achievement in Research Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor, chemical and biological engineering Early Achievement in Research Kristin … Continue reading Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Iowa State University’s solar car team unveils its newest car

Iowa State University’s solar car club, Team PrISUm, unveiled its newest model on Friday afternoon at the Student Innovation Center: Eliana. Eliana is the 15th iteration of a solar-powered vehicle that the student club has developed since its founding in 1989. Typically, the team develops a new model every other year. The name for the … Continue reading Iowa State University’s solar car team unveils its newest car

New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

A first-of-its-kind curriculum in Iowa will soon be available to students in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering – and will help prepare them for a cutting-edge area of technology that’s part of what has been deemed “the fourth industrial revolution.” A new undergraduate minor in cyber-physical systems (CPS) will debut in the fall 2021 … Continue reading New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) and Iowa State University College of Engineering are mourning the death of Professor R. Ganesh Rajagopalan, who passed away March 19. A highly regarded researcher, he was responsible for unique contributions to rotorcraft, wind energy systems, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He and his students have made significant and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

AerE graduate student Thanh Phan receives Brown Fellowship

Thanh Phan, a fifth-year Ph.D. aerospace engineering student at Iowa State, has been named a Brown Graduate Fellowship recipient for 2021-22. Fourteen fellowships are awarded to Iowa State students each year. Phan is one of three recipients in the College of Engineering. He was selected for the honor after two of his recent research articles … Continue reading AerE graduate student Thanh Phan receives Brown Fellowship

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

In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

David C. Nicholas, Iowa State University electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nicholas earned all three of his degrees (bachelor’s in 1967, master’s in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1971) in electrical engineering from what is now ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). As a graduate student, … Continue reading In memory of David Nicholas: Inventor of digital encoding process used in fax machines

In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

*Updated on Feb. 5, 2021. John “Jack” D. Cosgrove, Iowa State University 1956 electrical engineering graduate, passed away on Jan. 23, 2021. Cosgrove made a memorable impact on the electronics industry and on the lives of many students at Iowa State. During his time as a student, Cosgrove was in the Army ROTC and was … Continue reading In memory of John “Jack” Cosgrove: ECpE Hall of Fame member, former CEO of Rockwell Collins

Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

For the Fall 2020 semester, three graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored with Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching. Rigelesaiyin Ji and Mohammed … Continue reading Three Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

AerE grad student Srinivasan takes People’s Choice Award in 3-Minute Thesis competition

Three minutes well spent has netted Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate student Ramya Srinivasan the People’s Choice Award in Iowa State University’s 3-Minute Thesis final competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates research conducted by master’s or Ph.D. students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland, the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research … Continue reading AerE grad student Srinivasan takes People’s Choice Award in 3-Minute Thesis competition