ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Neelam Prabhu-Gaunkar, Ph. D. student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), was selected as an IBM Fellowship Awardee for the second year in a row.  According to IBM’s research website, “The IBM Ph. D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph. D. students who … Continue reading ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Back row from L to R: Claudia Athens, Erin Elsbernd, Chandler Chockalingham, Sarah Huber, Madison Jacobsen, Smruthi Sandhanam Front row from L to R: Lauren Arner, Erica Clark, Rachel Shannon, Lindsey Sleeth

$4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

This year, Iowa State University received nearly $10 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Within Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, $5 million over the next five years will go toward creating 272 individual NSF Scholarships for students from Iowa State, Des Moines … Continue reading $4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

The 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) grant has been awarded to Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Long Que and Genetics/Development and Cell Biology Professor Donald Sakaguchi for their research in mimicking 3D brain models. Out of 21 proposals, Que and Sakaguchi’s project, Prototyping of an Automated Microsystems for In Vivo-Mimicking 3D … Continue reading Grant awarded to ECpE professor for research in mimicking 3D brain models

Iowa State says goodbye to past faculty and alum Morrie Mericle

When Morris H. Mericle died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif., Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department lost a distinguished alum and faculty member. Morris was a beloved professor, as well as an admirable father and husband. During his time at Iowa State, Morris received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate … Continue reading Iowa State says goodbye to past faculty and alum Morrie Mericle

Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

Ashfaq Khokhar, chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was officially named Palmer Department Chair at the College of Engineering Medallion Presentation Ceremony on March 30. Dean Sarah Rajala and Associate Dean Arun Somani presented the official medallion to Khokhar. “These medallion ceremonies have become a special tradition at Iowa State, … Continue reading Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Just this past March, U.S. News and World Report ranked graduate programs from all around the United States. Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECpE) was ranked on the list, as well as many other engineering departments at Iowa State. The computer engineering department tied for 46th overall and tied for 26th among … Continue reading Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They’ve installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, the special pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. The research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence … Continue reading Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management. That would improve safety and mobility on Iowa’s roads and highways. To read the … Continue reading ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Mechanical Engineering Departments, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health … Continue reading ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

Research led by Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Professor Rana Biswas recently was featured in an article on the website for the United States Department of Energy high-performance computing facility National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The research piece, titled “Nano-Photonic Structures for Light Trapping in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar … Continue reading US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells