The Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA) taken by one industrial engineering professor has paid off in the form of a patent. Matt Frank, the John B. Slater Professor of Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, and a team of engineers from Deere and Company were recently issued U.S. Patent 11,364,536 B1 for the “layered slab manufacturing system and method”
Robert Kaman is the spring 2022 outstanding senior in materials engineering
What’s MSE academic advisor Andrea Klocke’s favorite part of her job – and the most surprising? Read a Q&A to find out that and more.
The Iowa Board of Regents recently approved Shan Jiang’s promotion to associate professor of materials science and engineering with tenure, effective July 1.
Twelve Iowa State University graduate students have been selected to receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the next year.
If “What I Did This Summer” essays were still a thing in school, the Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop would offer some great inspiration.
And while those selected for this year’s edition may or may not be writing essays about it later, it will give them something even more valuable: a new way of looking at the world and handling challenges – from an “operational” standpoint.
The application period for the two-week experience, set for August 2-14, 2022, is now open. As always, it will depart from the typical college classroom experience, to engage students in hands-on activities to learn planning, execution, and teamwork while transforming their thought processes to be more operationally centered.
Martin Thuo and his research group have developed heat-free solder. They’ve printed electronics on rose petals. They’ve made “chameleon metals” that change surfaces in response to heat. With a bit of “metal whispering,” they’ve found a better way to recover precious metals from electronic waste.
And now, after two and a half years of work, they’ve invented a new seed lubricant.
What’s the source of that creativity?
A team of Iowa State University College of Engineering researchers recently experienced something that few ever will: a zero-gravity environment.
Tara Hoffman is the fall 2021 outstanding senior in materials engineering.
The Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) welcomes Makayla Lim to its staff as administrative assistant.
Several graduate students in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) recently received departmental awards and scholarships: Scott Blazanin, Tyler Del Rose, Yifan Li, Matthew Marander, Madison Olson and Skye Supakul.
When most of us think “recycling,” we don’t also immediately think “music.” But innovative students at Iowa State are collaborating across disciplines to find the perfect harmony between materials science, reducing waste, and creating new musical instruments.
In the Recyclables Evolved from Offscouring Remade to Music (REFORM) project, students from areas in engineering, particularly materials science and engineering, are working together with student in music and theatre to reduce plastic waste at Iowa State by gathering plastic materials and transforming them into durable plastic musical instruments.
Iowa State University Teaching Professor Alan Constant officiated the wedding of high school sweethearts Jonathan Zaugg and Sara Medina. Zaugg is a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where Constant teaches.
Iowa State hosts Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman for a three-week visit from September 24 to October 14, 2021.
Dan “Danny” Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work discovering what are known as quasicrystals. He’s a distinguished professor in Iowa State’s materials science and engineering department and he’s worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Shechtman is visiting Ames for three weeks this fall.