Category: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cyclone Engineer Mai Zheng receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Mai Zheng, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to improve computer storage systems’ ability to protect data during crashes and other disruptions. He will receive more than $500,000 over the next five years to support his work.

ECpE Academic Adviser Bob Thompson announces retirement

Iowa State University Academic Adviser in Electrical in Computer Engineering (ECpE) Bob Thompson is announcing his retirement after working in the department for six years. Thompson has previously worked with senior portfolio classes, where seniors compile work from throughout their college career, such as from their senior design courses. Thompson also wrote grants to help … Continue reading ECpE Academic Adviser Bob Thompson announces retirement

In Memory: ECpE Associate Professor J. (Joseph) Don Musil

J. (Joseph) Don Musil, who went by Don, former faculty member of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on April 30, 2020, at the age of 99. Musil attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, graduating in three years with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He … Continue reading In Memory: ECpE Associate Professor J. (Joseph) Don Musil

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati

In the midst of a six-year career at General Electric (GE) working in research and development of low voltage switchgear, Alok Kumar Bharati felt it was time for a change. After already earning a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, as well as a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati

ECpE’s Goce Trajcevski named Outstanding Faculty of the Year by Engineering Student Council

Each spring, the Iowa State University Engineering Student Council honors outstanding Cyclone Engineering faculty, students and staff at the Student Council Awards. One of this year’s honorees was Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Goce Trajcevski, who was named Outstanding Engineering Faculty of the Year. Trajcevski came to Iowa State, joining ECpE … Continue reading ECpE’s Goce Trajcevski named Outstanding Faculty of the Year by Engineering Student Council

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

After completing an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur and working as a project assistant for one-year at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, Vivek Kumar Singh began searching for opportunities to further his education.  This search eventually led him to Iowa State University in 2015. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Each year, the Power & Energy Society (PES) recognizes one engineer worldwide to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. According to the PES website, the purpose of the award is to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under for “Outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical … Continue reading ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

  ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, research is on-going on how to ensure reliability of the power grid. With a secure power grid, people don’t have to worry so much about power failures and black-outs. This is … Continue reading ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain”

  ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain” Becoming well-known and often discussed in society, scientists are learning more and more about mental illnesses — where they come from, their impacts and how to treat them. The methods of treating mental illnesses are varied, some more serious than others. In certain circumstances, … Continue reading ECpE receives NSF grant for neurodegenerative disease treatment using “mini-brain”