NASA has selected five different ground-based proposals to investigate important problems using existing data from the Physical Sciences Informatics System and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) assistant professor Sid Pathak’s proposal was one of those chosen.
In August, new assistant professor Boyce Chang joined the faculty in the department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Chang brings extensive experience and research to the department.
Starting in the fall, Lin Zhou will be a new professor for Material Sciences and Engineering. Lin brings years of experience and research to the MSE department.
Starting in the fall, Alina Kirillova will be a new professor for Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE). Alina brings extensive experience and research to the department.
Department of Aerospace Engineering T.A. Wilson Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ashraf Bastawros is one of three individuals from Iowa State University who have been selected for NASA EPSCoR’s Fiscal Year 2022 Rapid Response Research (R3).
New MSE faculty member Qi An will join the staff this fall.
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.