Category: Materials Science and Engineering

Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion.   Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering   D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering   Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering honors Xiaoli Tan, professor, and Zhongming Fan, graduate research assistant, who have made the cover of Applied Physics Letters for their research studying a dual-stimuli in-situ transmission electron microscopy technique. They demonstrated the technique on the relaxor ceramic 0.75(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3–0.25SrTiO3 and proved that this technique is indispensable for exploring the rich … Continue reading MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

Cover of academic journal showing a layer of gold and white spheres.

Shan Jiang’s Janus particle discovery lands Langmuir cover

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, led a discovery that made the cover of Langmuir. Jiang and his team investigated how amphiphilic Janus particle assembly structures are influenced by the addition of surfactant molecules. The research offers principles and guidance for future applications in coatings, biomedication, sensors and disease diagnosis.

Three engineering postdocs win research and seed funding awards

Three Cyclone Engineer postdoctoral research associates won research awards and funding from the Iowa State University PostDoc Association. Azahar Ali, postdoc in electrical and computer engineering, won a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Excellence Award. Timothy Morgan, postdoc in mechanical engineering, and Fei Lu, postdoc in materials science and engineering, both have won Postdoctoral Seed Grant funding support.

Atte Kadoma receives Goldwater Scholarship

Atte Kadoma, a junior in materials engineering from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has received a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. She was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,223 nominees nationwide.

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Cyclone Engineering students attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eleven Cyclone Engineering students will share their hands-on research experience with peers from across the country at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, which takes place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in George, is the largest undergrad research conference in the nation, with 4,000 students in attendance and featuring networking, professional development and one of the largest graduate school fairs in the U.S.