Valery Levitas is a co-author of two papers published within weeks by the high-profile journal Science. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vance Coffman Faculty Chair and professor in aerospace engineering, specializes in experimental testing and computational modeling of high-pressure mechanics, physics and mechanochemistry.
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.
Student Marshal – Nicholas Wijaya Major: Aerospace engineering Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia GPA: 3.95 Career goal: Become an aerospace engineer who participates actively in the future innovations in the engineering world. Clubs/activities: Aerospace Mentorship Program, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Indonesian Student Association, Awards/honors: Highest GPA in Aerospace Engineering, Dean’s list, Boeing Company Award, Tau … Continue reading Nicholas Wijaya named fall 2019 student marshal
President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.
Kelsey Mueller has joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering staff as program coordinator for NASA Iowa EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Her duties will include working with the internal Iowa research audience to connect them to NASA EPSCoR opportunities at the national level and to provide support for researchers in Iowa as they … Continue reading Kelsey Mueller welcomed as NASA Iowa EPSCoR coordinator
Sutherland farmer Paul Mugge has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Spencer Award, presented by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
Rohit Dureja, an aerospace research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science, has received international recognition for his research project. He has been awarded Best Student Contribution honors from the international research community at the FMCAD conference in San Jose, California. Dureja’s research, titled “Scalable Verification of Designs with Multiple Properties,” focuses on the safe … Continue reading Aerospace graduate researcher awarded “Best Student Contribution” by international computing systems community
Brian Caskey already has plenty to fill the “honors and activities” section of a resume. Now he can add “Iowa State University homecoming royalty 2019” to that list. Caskey, an aerospace engineering senior, was crowned as the male half of “Cardinal Court Royalty” during homecoming festivities October 25. He shared the honor with Sonya Harwood, … Continue reading Aerospace engineering’s Brian Caskey wears the “royalty” title well in busy ISU homecoming
Two Ph.D. students in Cyclone Engineer Kristin Yvonne Rozier’s research group have been selected for NASA Pathways civil service positions, a highly prestigious internship program that combines research with the opportunity to obtain a full-time NASA position upon completion.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed two of its alumni in the kickoff the new UNICOM Talks, sponsored by the department’s Make to Innovate student program. The presentations will bring industry professionals to Iowa State to discuss various topics, and are open to all at Iowa State and the public. David Voracek, who received a … Continue reading Alums discuss NASA, Boeing in UNICOM Talks
UNICOM Talks is a new series of events that will present noted guests from the field of aerospace engineering offering insight into many facets of the industry. Hosted by Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, UNICOM Talks will debut with two department alums in the spotlight on back-to-back days: NASA Chief Technologist David Voracek will … Continue reading UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests
James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners at the College of Engineering’s 2019 fall convocation.
Abby Gries, a senior in aerospace engineering, is joining a prestigious cohort of women undergraduates in being awarded a scholarship from the Women in Aerospace Foundation (WIA). With each recipient given a unique award, Gries will be receiving the AIAA Digital Avionics Scholarship.
Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students were awarded the Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College for the summer 2019 semester. The awards are presented through the academic year to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Rajarshi Biswas and Mehdi Kamrani were nominated for REX … Continue reading Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards
Research led by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei has taken off – literally – into space with the NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Sheidaei was selected as one of a handful of principal investigators from around the nation to oversee various projects involving rodents in microgravity on board the SpaceX … Continue reading Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab