Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental 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.

CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

  A-M Tahsin Emtenan, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, received an honorable mention and several awards for a recent research article.  “The paper studied both the impact of stop bar detection zone length and lane- or approach-based detector assignment on the ability of performance measures to accurately identify whether split … Continue reading CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

EPA awards nearly $4 million in funding to five research institutions As part of its 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday $3,997,876 in funding to five institutions to conduct research to build resilience in communities and among groups, including children and older adults, … Continue reading Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

Four new faculty joined CCEE department

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering  added four new members to its faculty this semester.  Tom Foldes, associate teaching professor, Katie Madson, assistant professor, Jonathan Wood, assistant professor, and Onur Avci, research assistant professor joined the department in August.  To be entering the field of research and teaching during a time … Continue reading Four new faculty joined CCEE department

Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

Civil engineering academic adviser Katie Shields was awarded the 2020 Learning Communities Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination Award in June.  This award is given by the director of Learning Communities to an Iowa State faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in learning community coordination early within their careers.   Shields has been … Continue reading Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field

Wasama Abdullah, a second-year graduate student in transportation engineering, received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Helene Overly graduate scholarship in January in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the transportation field. Her research excellence, high academic record and involvement in the industry made her stand out as a scholarship nominee. “I was very thrilled and … Continue reading CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field

Sensory “skin” detects cracks in bridges

A new sensory skin developed by a group of researchers is the first scalable monitoring technology capable of automatically detecting, localizing and quantifying fatigue cracks in bridges – something that is nearly impossible for inspectors to see during a routine visual inspection. The team, comprised of civil and mechanical engineers from Iowa State University, The … Continue reading Sensory “skin” detects cracks in bridges

CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published

In-Ho Cho, assistant professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, Qiang Li, graduate student studying electrical and computer engineering, Rana Biswas, adjunct professor at ECpE and Physics and Astronomy and scientist at the Microelectronics Research Center, and Jaeyoun Kim, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, recently had research published in “Nature Communications Physics,” a … Continue reading CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published

Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

Energy storage reliability and safety could be improved on everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines because of a research project involving an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University engineers. Chao Hu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is the principal investigator (PI) on a project titled “Physics-Based Probabilistic Prognostics for Battery Health Management.” Simon … Continue reading Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

Cyclone Energy to compete in ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge for twelfth year in a row

Six Iowa State Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering students hope to be the reigning champs for the seventh year in a row of the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge, which is sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association.  The Green Energy Challenge invites student chapters from across the nation to compete and participate.  … Continue reading Cyclone Energy to compete in ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge for twelfth year in a row