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ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant

This research feature is a part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).     

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

Stronger, cheaper, greener foundations for offshore renewable energy generation

Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is studying how to improve foundation design of tidal current turbines – with an aim of helping offshore renewable energy generation go mainstream. Her project examining suction caissons as an economical and green option for tidal turbines is supported by an NSF CAREER award.

ISU TSA Traffic Bowl Team with their trophy. Photo courtesy Hitesh Chawla.

Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (ISU TSA) won the 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District Traffic Bowl on Friday, August 17. The team advanced to the 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held on Tuesday, August 21. Competition events took place at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual … Continue reading Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates … Continue reading Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Nine new early-stage, high-potential research projects are underway with support from Iowa State College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Program. The program provides funding to faculty for novel ideas for new research efforts. Recent projects funded by the ERP program are: Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, “Topographical Control of Local Stiffness to … Continue reading Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

From Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research article, “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort.” When dark, ominous clouds roll through the sky, most people suspect a storm is brewing and shrug it off. Alice Alipour, on the other hand, thinks about how storm-induced winds might force traffic … Continue reading Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Environment for listening and voicing ideas is crucial to graduate student’s Iowa State experience Lauren Schwab wasn’t considering graduate school after she completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. But then she found a faculty mentor that was unique for a specific quality. Chris Rehmann, a professor of environmental engineering, listened to her ideas. “There’s … Continue reading Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ISU’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility featured in global publication

Iowa State University’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, which involves research by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering educators and students, has received worldwide news coverage in a recent article published by CEP magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CEP is AIChE’s flagship magazine and reaches more than 30,000 readers globally. “Catalyzing … Continue reading ISU’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility featured in global publication

David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

New leadership to focus on providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education, expanding research with state and global impact as top priorities David Sanders has been named the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment began July 1, 2018. “Engineering is about problem-solving and people,” Sanders says. “Civil, … Continue reading David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

Arabzadeh (center) demonstrates research techniques at PEGASAS' annual meeting. Photos courtesy Arabzadeh.

ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Research on heated pavement technology by College of Engineering student garners recognition from national organization Late last month, Iowa State civil engineering doctoral candidate Ali Arabzadeh was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) with this year’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. The work for … Continue reading ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Personal experience is interwoven in student’s professional goals Being a minority in the United States has given Hongtao Dang first-hand insight into his area of focus. In his role as a doctoral researcher, Dang is studying disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). These are economically or socially disadvantaged persons who, for example, start a business or face … Continue reading Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE