Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence

Kurt Rosentrater, executive director and CEO of the Distillers Grains Technology Council and associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, is the 2021 recipient of BBI International’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the fuel ethanol industry through their research, technical advisory and/or … Continue reading Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence

ABE alumni and faculty win Davidson Prize for innovative grain-drying technology

Haber Technologies received the Davidson Prize at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers during the Virtual Commodity Classic for their DRI-Stack grain-drying and aeration system. The DRI-Stack system dries and manages grains in grain bins using ambient air or heated air in a data-driven, innovative, section-by-section approach. Their design helps cut energy costs … Continue reading ABE alumni and faculty win Davidson Prize for innovative grain-drying technology

Women in Cyclone Engineering: Elnaz Ebrahimi

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual celebration of the outstanding contributions of women engineers. The theme of this year’s Women in Engineering Day is “Engineering Heroes,” so we reached out to hear the stories of just a few of our Cyclone Engineering heroes, who are innovating in their research and inspiring and educating … Continue reading Women in Cyclone Engineering: Elnaz Ebrahimi

Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory

  Watch a video of the SMDL and see it in action.   Agricultural and biosystems engineering assistant professor Mehari Tekeste leads Iowa State’s Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory, supporting design optimization and evaluating machine systems performance as Ground Engaging Tools (GETs) and Mobility system equipment interacts with soil under various soil compaction levels and research of … Continue reading Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory

2021 recipients of Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship

Five students were awarded the annual Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship. The Giese Graduate Fellowship was created in memory of Henry Giese, professor of structures and environment areas for Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship was designed to promote research done in soil and water … Continue reading 2021 recipients of Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship

ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Iowa State University’s Fluid Power Club competed and placed in the virtual Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, which was sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions.  The ISU Fluid Power Club received both the Best Presentation and the Innovative Use of Electronics Award for their hydraulically-powered recumbent tricycle. To be … Continue reading ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Two Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty members have been selected for the prestigious 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Fellows Program. Ramesh Kanwar, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, and Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and engineering department, will spend one year on assignment … Continue reading Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

What does manure have in common with antibiotic resistance? For starters, they both stink, though in different ways. But there might be even more to the relationship than that. Researchers at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how … Continue reading Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance