Category: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach … Continue reading IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

A team of Cyclone Engineers are the recipients of a national award in part because of advancements they have made in the field of nondestructive evaluation, specifically in thermal imaging. Hantang Qin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University, is the lead on the project titled “Data fusion approaches … Continue reading Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

IMSE faculty and staff log 1735 miles during 2020 Next Step Challenge

A team of 14 faculty and staff members from Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) collectively logged enough miles to walk from Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado – and passing through five other national parks on the trip – during … Continue reading IMSE faculty and staff log 1735 miles during 2020 Next Step Challenge

Courtney Middelkoop wears her gymnastics uniform which is black on the bottom and maroon on the top. Courtney is smiling with her hands over her head. Her teams and cheerleaders cheer her on in the background inside Hilton Coliseum.

An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Gymnasts are often meticulous in their routines. They perfect their bodily mechanics to make their routine as efficient as possible. As a former student-athlete, Courtney Middelkoop is now applying this mindset to her company. After completing her M.S. in industrial engineering (IE) in fall 2019, Middelkoop returned to her hometown in suburban Dallas, Texas and … Continue reading An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

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Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many courses to be delivered virtually, one industrial engineering alum had an entirely online learning experience prior to the pandemic and said that it served him well. Michael Glazer completed his M.Eng. in industrial engineering (IE) in 2015. Considering he lives in the northeast, online delivery was the most … Continue reading Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

ME graduate student Emmanuel Tetteh poses outside of Black Engineering Building

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to better understand these issues so they can be … Continue reading Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

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A Hawkeye back home in Cyclone country

Despite being an alumnus from a public university on the east side of the state, one of industrial engineering’s newest faculty members has picked the right school for where to continue his career. Brendan Devine joined Iowa State University’s industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department as an assistant teaching professor beginning in fall 2020. Though … Continue reading A Hawkeye back home in Cyclone country

Industrial engineering associate professor Yiliang Leon Liao

IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department

With background in materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering, Yiliang (Leon) Liao brings a unique and diverse skillset to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). Liao joined IMSE as an associate professor for fall 2020. Prior to coming to Ames, he served as an assistant professor of … Continue reading IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department

IMSE’s Briley receives Staff Excellence award

Krista Briley, administrative specialist for industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, received the Iowa State University College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award during the fall 2020 virtual convocation reception. As a nearly 30-year employee in the College of Engineering (20 years in MSE, roughly 10 years in IMSE) and this university, her dedication to her work … Continue reading IMSE’s Briley receives Staff Excellence award

IMSE’s Davarnia honored with Harvey J. Greenberg Research Award

Danial Davarnia, an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State University, was recently honored with a prestigious award from a top professional society in the area of operations research. Davarnia, along with Willem-Jan van Hoeve, a professor and associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University, were recipients of the Harvey J. Greenberg … Continue reading IMSE’s Davarnia honored with Harvey J. Greenberg Research Award

Cyclone Engineer designs safer COVID-19 office furnishings

Within a year, Evan Hundley (’19 indust engr) went from sitting in an Iowa State classroom to working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic on HNI’s rapid response team.  She accepted a position at HNI immediately following graduation in their early career development program.

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.

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Cyclone Shields

With the start of the college football season upon us, we hear from two #CycloneEngineers who collaborated with equipment managers for Iowa State University to create an inexpensive way to modify the team’s helmets to be functional for the players, while also reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. The “Cyclone Shield” has made Iowa State’s … Continue reading Cyclone Shields