Category: Aerospace Engineering

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

Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering/Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and former Levitas student and post-doctoral researcher Biao Feng are part of a team of scientists from Iowa State University, Texas Tech and Cal Tech that have published a research paper in Carbon, a highly ranked material journal. Feng currently … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards

Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students have been awarded Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented annually to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Xiaosong Du and Andrew Bodling were nominated for REX Awards by Dr. Leifur Leifsson and … Continue reading Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Former NASA Test Pilot “Fast Eddie” to Speak at Iowa State

A former NASA test pilot and 35-year veteran of military aviation, Ed “Fast Eddie” Schneider will share his knowledge and many experiences in a special guest appearance Friday, April 26.   A guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), he will present a lecture in 0010 … Continue reading Former NASA Test Pilot “Fast Eddie” to Speak at Iowa State

Aerospace Engineering announces Alexander Lippisch Scholarship recipients

Three recipients of the prestigious Alexander Lippisch Scholarship have been announced by the Department of Aerospace Engineering: Rigelesaiyin Ji, Haiyang Hu and Seyyed Esfahani Rashidi. All are Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students who have published research papers on top-ranked journals and conferences based on their research work at Iowa State. The selection of the … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering announces Alexander Lippisch Scholarship recipients

Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Dr. Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, was honored in a special symposium in Panama City, Panama. Arranged by Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Liming Xiong and Dr. George Voyiadjis of Louisiana State University, it was held as part of the 25th International Conference on … Continue reading Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Davide Bigoni of the University of Trento, Italy will be a special guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He will present “Folding of Elastic Solids and Eshelby Forces in Elastic Rods.” The presentation is part of the Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series. It examines a process rarely encountered in nature but is common in mechanics … Continue reading Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Three Iowa State engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers have been selected for 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Leifur Leifsson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Matthew Panthani, assistant professor chemical and biological engineering, and Soumik Sarkar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, join 11 other active CAREER awards in the College of Engineering.

M:2:I Design Build Fly team prepares for national competition

M:2:I’s Design Build Fly (DBF) team is gearing up for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) design competition where they will demonstrate their originally made aircraft. Nearly 110 teams from around the world will compete in this annual student event. The DBF Contest Flyoff will be held April 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. The … Continue reading M:2:I Design Build Fly team prepares for national competition