Category: Aerospace Engineering

$6 million gift from Boeing to support Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center and undergraduate researchers

The Boeing Company made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University that will enhance the educational experience for all students at Iowa State, inspire innovation on the university’s campus, and support engineering students interested in research. A significant portion of Boeing’s gift will support construction of the Student Innovation Center, the approximately 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that will serve as the hub on campus for hands-on projects where students can collaborate across a wide range of disciplines.

Aerospace Engineering alum and his wife are first Homecoming “Cyclone Sweethearts”

An Iowa State University aerospace engineering alumnus and his wife, also an ISU graduate, have claimed a place in ISU homecoming history by being the first “Cyclone Sweethearts,” in what may become a new addition to the celebration. Adam Kempers (aerospace engineering ‘04) and Allison Arnold-Kempers (early childhood education ‘06) will be in the spotlight … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum and his wife are first Homecoming “Cyclone Sweethearts”

Team from Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Lab finds criterion to predict phase transformations under general stresses

A research team consisting of four scientists: Nikolai A. Zarkevich, researcher with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory; Hao Chen, an Aerospace Engineering graduate student; Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering; and Duane D. Johnson, F. Wendell Miller Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has … Continue reading Team from Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Lab finds criterion to predict phase transformations under general stresses

New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

No stranger to news coverage, the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s tornado simulator in Howe Hall has once again achieved worldwide attention, landing in first place on a list of the most important natural disaster simulators in the United States. Produced by AccuWeather, the list looks at university facilities that play a key role in helping … Continue reading ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Dr. Kasra Momeni, an Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus and now a professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has had research published in the highly regarded interdisciplinary Naturepartner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications. “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials” reveals a new path for engineering atomically thin … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Department of Aerospace Engineering lecturer and director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Tomas Gonzalez-Torres will be a featured presenter when The Story Collider comes to Iowa State University. With a goal of presenting the human side of science, The Story Collider is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling true, personal stories about science through … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas was officially honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the recent university award ceremony. Levitas was named to receive the Marston designation in May of 2018. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor the university bestows. It recognizes a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

A new post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Aerospace Engineering will be the department’s next guest seminar lecturer September 13. Dr. Shangyan Zou will present “Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe. Zou’s research interests include optimal control of wave energy converters and space trajectory optimization. Zou has come to Iowa … Continue reading Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Ossama Abdelkhalik has been appointed the Iowa State University representative to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The USRA is a non-profit organization that supports the pursuit of development and application of space-related science, technology and engineering. Among many other functions, it maintains a 110-member Council of Institutions, a … Continue reading AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

You can help Department of Aerospace Engineering undergraduates be part of an important annual education and potential employment event. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a national professional organization that connects students, faculty and professionals to the aerospace industry, and maintains an active chapter at Iowa State University. One of the group’s … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Dr. Nobuyuki Fujisawa, who has devoted significant research to a disastrous pipeline break at a Japanese nuclear power facility, will speak on the subject as a Department of Aerospace Engineering seminar guest. Fujisawa, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, will present “Pipeline Break Mechanism in Mihama Power Plant Caused … Continue reading AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty