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

ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Iowa State University’s electrical and computer engineering Professor Doug Jacobson was featured in article published on WalletHub.com. The article, which discussed whether Bitcoin is safe or not, features several professional opinions, including Jacobson’s. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that uses encryption techniques to regulate the units of currency and verify the transfer of … Continue reading ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Iowa State Computer and Software Engineering ranked nationally

Iowa State University has a strong reputation for leading the pack nationally in engineering. Recently, that reputation was recognized by two different organizations. Guide to Online Schools, an independent online research group, ranked Iowa State Computer Engineering number one for their online master’s program. The rankings were based on affordability, academic strength and more. This placed … Continue reading Iowa State Computer and Software Engineering ranked nationally

Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Each year, the non-profit organization Future Founders select the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Iowa State University’s very own Brendon Geils, senior in electrical engineering, has been named one of the 17 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in the 2017 fellowship. Geils co-founded Sodima Solutions, which is a chat technology company with a … Continue reading Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Govindarasu co-authors published article on cybersecurity of the power grid

This month, Electrical and Computer Engineering Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu was a contributing author to the recently published article “Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge.” The piece was first published on The Conversation, a website publishing news from the academic and research community, and discusses the emerging threat to the U.S. electricity grid’s … Continue reading Govindarasu co-authors published article on cybersecurity of the power grid