Wenjie Xia joined Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty just before the start of the fall 2023 semester. Having barely gotten his feet wet in his new job, he was notified that he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.
Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.
Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate student Alex Perruci has been awarded a three-year SMART scholarship from the Department of Defense (DoD).
“I strive to provide a positive learning environment where students are free to ask questions and actively participate in learning.”
“I’m looking forward to joining the vibrant research community at Iowa State and working with excellent students and faculty.”
“My goal is to create an inclusive and interest-driven learning environment for our students, cultivating their interest in engineering.”
“My research area is optimization, control and machine learning with focus on the design and analysis of systems with uncertainties.”
“I am excited to be surrounded by distinguished colleagues and to collaborate together, and I am looking forward to working on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.”
“What could be more important than using engineering skills to keep people safer – especially at their jobs?” said Sarah Ng, senior in industrial engineering. “If technology can be used to mitigate risk, that’s what I want to be doing.” Ng is co-founder of SafetyScan with Phillip Gorni, senior in aerospace engineering.
Four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work in the spring 2023 semester with Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College.
Dr. Kristin-Yvonne Rozier is the new recipient of the Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professorship in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE).
The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) has announced that professor Ossama Abdelkhalik will become the next Vance D. Coffman Faculty Chair.
Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty member Valery Levitas has been appointed Murray Harpole Chair in Engineering.
Seven graduating seniors were honored with Academic Excellence and Overall Achievement Awards from the department.
“My most valuable hands-on learning experience was as a part of STELLAR, a team that is working to design the first liquid rocket engine ever designed by students at Iowa State (M:2:i). STELLAR has allowed me to hone my problem-solving skills since we would solve engineering tasks with limited direct instruction, determining the best solutions ourselves.”