Category: Materials Science and Engineering

MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

Three graduate students and recent graduates in the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) have received departmental MSE Research Excellence Awards: Trishelle Copeland-Johnson, Emily Olson and Pratyasha Mohapatra. Trishelle Copeland-Johnson Copeland-Johnson, who recently received her Ph.D. from Iowa State in the fall 2020 semester, worked with MSE Professor Nicola Bowler. “My … Continue reading MSE honors three with departmental Research Excellence Awards

MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

Recent graduate Andrew Martin and Ph.D. candidate Yifan Li, both with Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), have received awards for their work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, respectively. The research award recognizes graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations, … Continue reading MSE’s Andrew Martin, Yifan Li receive excellence awards

Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the corresponding author on a paper featured on the cover of Physical Chemistry Letters. The image on the cover is from the article “Unique Orientation of the Solid−Solid Interface at the Janus Particle Boundary Induced by Ionic Liquids.” The results of this study highlight the … Continue reading Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Kristen Constant named AAAS Fellow

Kristen Constant, Iowa State’s vice president and chief information officer, a Morrill Professor, the Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and former chair of materials science and engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Chris Cornelius has been named chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. He will hold the Wilkinson Chair in the department. His appointment officially begins Jan. 1, 2021. Cornelius is currently a chemical engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and diversity coordinator for the Mid-American Transportation Center … Continue reading Chris Cornelius named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Team PrISUm keeps truckin’

While COVID-19 has slowed the progress of Iowa State University’s solar car team, they are not letting it stop them completely. Since returning to campus at the start of the semester, members of Team PrISUm have been working on their newest model. Much like anything else on campus and beyond, this contagious virus has affected … Continue reading Team PrISUm keeps truckin’

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.

In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel

The obituary for Patricia Theil is found here. Updated on Oct. 5, 2020: In recognition of Thiel’s contributions, Iowa State University will name the north and south lobbies of Hach Hall in her honor; to be referred to as Thiel North and Thiel South. Forthcoming signage will reflect the names.   In addition, Thiel’s graduate students … Continue reading In Memory: Distinguished Professor Pat Thiel