Category: Materials Science and Engineering

An interdisciplinary path to plant root research

No day is “just a normal day” in Ludovico Cademartiri’s research group. Not when there are so many questions to answer about crop plants using a convergence of materials science and engineering, genetics, predictive phenomics and chemical engineering. “We are working on many exploratory projects, including answering some fundamental questions about plant communication and challenging … Continue reading An interdisciplinary path to plant root research

Cyclone Engineers develop alternative cooling materials

Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg

Charlotte Brandenburg Major: Materials engineering: emphasis in metals and polymers Minor: Mathematics and German GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Career goal: To be a materials researcher at NASA Clubs/activities: PrISUm Solar Car Team, Osteoceramics Research Lab, Teaching Assistant Awards/honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Favorite place on campus: Lagomarcino courtyard in spring and … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

MSE’s Thuo makes cover of Advanced Functional Materials

Martin Thuo, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team have been featured on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Advanced Functional Materials for their recent publication, “Heat-Free Fabrication of Metallic Interconnects for Flexible/Wearable Devices.” Thuo and his team have developed a heat-free way to make metallic conductive interconnects, which are … Continue reading MSE’s Thuo makes cover of Advanced Functional Materials

MSE’s Michael Bartlett makes cover story of ACS journal

Earlier this year, Michael Bartlett, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces for the article titled, “Liquid Metal-Elastomer Soft Composites with Independently Controllable and Highly Tunable Droplet Size and Volume Loading.” The work was led by Ravi Tutika, graduate student in materials science and engineering, and was … Continue reading MSE’s Michael Bartlett makes cover story of ACS journal