CBE’s new Small Angle X-Ray Scattering unit will benefit many ISU researchers

“It’s a piece of equipment that’s as easy to use as a coffee maker. And it’s a very low-risk way to visualize materials to see if it tells you something new.” The simplicity, yet high value of, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Small Angle X-Ray Scattering System (SAXS) is summed up in that … Continue reading CBE’s new Small Angle X-Ray Scattering unit will benefit many ISU researchers

Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty have been selected for 2018 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The five-year awards total nearly $3.3 million and represent the first time that Iowa State’s College of Engineering has received seven CAREER awards in one year.

NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor and Jack and Carol Johnson Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She is one of eight recipients of the award from Iowa State this year, seven of whom are from the College of Engineering. Shao’s … Continue reading NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

Wu research gets “Very Important Paper” distinction in prominent publication

A manuscript by the research group of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been published by Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and has been selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) by the publisher. “Manipulating Band Structure through Reconstruction of Binary Metal Sulfide towards High-Performance, Eco-Friendly and Cost-Efficient … Continue reading Wu research gets “Very Important Paper” distinction in prominent publication

Winners of CBE’s Perfect Pitch research competition announced

With the final tick of the 90-second timer the voting tabulations began in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s inaugural “Perfect Pitch” graduate student research competition. All chemical engineering graduate students were required to address the question, “So, what kind of research do you do?” in a timed, 90-second presentation with the use of … Continue reading Winners of CBE’s Perfect Pitch research competition announced

Bissell Road construction to impact Sweeney Hall, adjacent areas, March-August

Sweeney Hall and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will be impacted by a major Bissell Road construction project beginning March 12. From March 12-August 10 Bissell Road will close from the elevated walkway between Hoover Hall and Howe Hall to the Bissell Road-Osborn Drive intersection. During this time various underground utility projects will … Continue reading Bissell Road construction to impact Sweeney Hall, adjacent areas, March-August

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Ugerah Abalu

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. AUgerah Abalu, a junior in electrical engineering, serves as the NSBE Region V international chair.

Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Growing up on a small farm in Maryland, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Phillip Jones felt at home when he first … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

W. Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of three Iowa State University College of Engineering alumni who are part of the current class elected the Academy. Saltzman, who is the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical … Continue reading ISU chemical engineering alum Mark Saltzman is National Academy of Engineering electee

Whitney Global Initiatives Program will aid CBE; Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab is first to benefit

With an eye toward developing international experiences and a desire to increase “thinking globally,” a new gift to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) from a CBE alumni will significantly impact CBE students by enhancing opportunities for international awareness. The Hershel B. Whitney Charitable Trust has provided funding for the Hershel B. Whitney … Continue reading Whitney Global Initiatives Program will aid CBE; Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab is first to benefit

Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

A new research center at Iowa State is making new and innovative discoveries in one of the campus’s oldest buildings. The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE. In order to gain the status of “center” … Continue reading Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

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.”