Category: Aerospace Engineering

Convocation celebrates Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff

James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering 2020 faculty and staff award honorees, named faculty positions and patent recipients at the College of Engineering’s fall convocation. This year’s interactive event was offered live online. Watch a replay here.

New faculty spotlight: Ping He

A new semester brings new people, new challenges and new opportunities to the grounds of Iowa State University (ISU). As the fall 2020 semester progresses, recently hired Department of Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Ping He continues to settle in. Dr. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sichuan University, China, in 2007. From … Continue reading New faculty spotlight: Ping He

Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

One of only two Iowa State researchers named to honor It’s all about reliability and predictability of systems with Kristin-Yvonne Rozier’s Laboratory for Temporal Logic. Her work with advanced automated reasoning techniques – algorithms and tools that filter what we want vs. what we don’t want, that can apply to things like security systems and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

Joel Montalbano, a 1988 graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named manager of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program. The appointment became effective June 29. “I am confident Joel’s leadership of this program will continue to expand the role of the space station as a national asset for exploration, science, and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

The work of four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students has been honored with Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching. Fangwei Hou and Xingeng Wu have … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Partha Sarkar and students in his research lab are utilizing the department’s Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer (AABL) wind tunnel in the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory (WiST) to study how to prevent cables – such as those that hold up bridges and power lines – from “galloping” in high wind. Read about … Continue reading Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

Madison Drent and Rachel Schmerbach receive Dean’s Leadership Award

The College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate juniors and seniors who show exemplary leadership outside of a single department or organization. Madison Drent, junior in materials engineering, and Rachel Schmerbach, senior in aerospace engineering, are this year’s recipients.

Former engineering mechanics/aerospace engineering faculty member Rizzo passes away

Frank J. Rizzo Jr., a former faculty member in Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and chair in engineering mechanics, has passed away at the age of 81. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Originally from Chicago, Rizzo received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1960), a … Continue reading Former engineering mechanics/aerospace engineering faculty member Rizzo passes away

AerE alum, Space Force Director Clint Crosier to Hall of Distinguished Alumni

An Iowa State alumnus responsible for planning the recently launched U.S. Space Force has been welcomed into the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Major General Clinton E. Crosier, who received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1987, returned to campus in connection with the recent U.S. Strategic Command … Continue reading AerE alum, Space Force Director Clint Crosier to Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Rothmayer named Aerospace Engineering’s Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair

Alric Rothmayer has been named Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment begins March 1, 2020. “Alric has done an outstanding job in the role of interim chair, and we are pleased he will continue as department chair,” said W. Samuel Easterling, James … Continue reading Rothmayer named Aerospace Engineering’s Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair