Ramirez joins ABE faculty

Brett Ramirez is no stranger to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. On January 1, 2018, Brett Ramirez joined the faculty in ABE as an assistant professor. He earned his doctorate one semester earlier at Iowa State University under the guidance of Dr. Steve Hoff. Ramirez has a research and extension appointment which allows … Continue reading Ramirez joins ABE faculty

Hongwei Xin receives ASABE McCormick Case Gold Medal

Hongwei Xin has been selected to receive the 2018 Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal Award given by the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This award was established in 1932 and recognizes “exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in agriculture.” The award is sponsored by CNH Global. Xin will be presented the award … Continue reading Hongwei Xin receives ASABE McCormick Case Gold Medal

Manjit Misra receives ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award

Manjit Misra, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Director of the Seed Science Center, was awarded the 2018 ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award. Established in 2015 by Charles Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, this endowed award recognizes the enhancement of food security by innovative engineering or the … Continue reading Manjit Misra receives ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award

ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, elected into the National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected February 7, 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE is considered the highest professional distinction accorded an … Continue reading ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, elected into the National Academy of Engineering

Chopra receives Warner Award

Kritika Chopra, a junior in industrial technology, has been selected as the winner of the Epsilon Pi Tau 2018 Warner Undergraduate Research Award. Chopra will be receiving a certificate and award check in the amount of $500 at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference on April 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Chopra … Continue reading Chopra receives Warner Award

Senior Natalie Hanson receives 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

Natalie Hanson, senior in BSE, has been selected as one of seven honorees for the 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  The review and selection committee stated the following: The Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron Award 50 years ago to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and … Continue reading Senior Natalie Hanson receives 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

Ding to receive ISU CYtation award

Yijing Ding, coordinator for the Center on Bioplastics and Biocomposites, will receive the 2017 Iowa State University Professional and Scientific CYtation award.   The honor highlights Ding’s outstanding work and extraordinary contributions that make a positive difference university-wide.  The ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in the Reiman Ballroom at the … Continue reading Ding to receive ISU CYtation award

Iowa State’s Engineers Without Borders constructs drinking water system in Ghana

Iowa State University’s Engineers Without Borders has returned to the village of Ullo, in northwest Ghana, to continue a project to extend the availability of drinking water from the four-month “wet season” to a year-round supply. “”To say that my life has been changed by this opportunity seems like such an understatement,” said Kelsey Brandt, a senior in chemical engineering, who also travelled to Ullo both in 2014 and 2016. “The second my feet hit that dusty ground, I felt at home.”

Darr to present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series

ABE professor Matthew Darr will present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series.  Darr was invited to speak as one of “five prominent, internationally recognized engineering faculty” with each visit hosted by an engineering division or school and featuring panel sessions along with the lectures.  Darr’s session will take place as follows: * … Continue reading Darr to present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series

Koziel receives certificates for “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing”

ABE’s Dr. Jacek Koziel earned two certificates of recognition in “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” for Trends in Analytical Chemistry (#1 ranked journal in analytical chemistry) and Waste Management (#12th ranked journal in environmental engineering) for being within the top 10th percentile in the number of manuscript reviews completed in the past two years.  

ABE faculty and staff earn CALS Awards

Several ABE faculty and staff recently won CALS awards: Yijing Ding, CB2 Center Coordinator- P&S Outstanding New Professional David Grewell, Professor- Mid-Career Achievement in Research Matt Helmers, Professor and Associate Chair for Research and Extension- Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Tamara Kerns, ITec Academic Adviser- Early Adviser Award Manjit Misra, Professor and Seed Science … Continue reading ABE faculty and staff earn CALS Awards

Mickelson and Maier elected Fellows of the ASABE

ABE Department Chair and Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professor Steve Mickelson and ABE Professor and Post-Harvest Engineer Dirk Maier have been elected Fellows of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.  As ASABE‘s highest honor, the organization “defines a Fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications … Continue reading Mickelson and Maier elected Fellows of the ASABE

Three Cyclone Engineers featured in 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

The 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar will include three women from the College of Engineering: LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services; Rachael Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering; Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering. A calendar unveiling reception will be held on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union

ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program announced that Brian Dougherty, an ABE graduate student pursuing his MS in Land and Water Resources Engineering, has been selected as one of two 2018 Nuffield Scholars following a competitive process.  According to the news release, Dougherty will “represent the nation in this global scholarship initiative focused on building … Continue reading ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar