A Mechanical Engineering faculty member was recently recognized for the strong mentoring relationship he has developed with one of his students. Assistant professor Ganesh Balasubramanian has been named the 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year. Balasubramanian was nominated for the award by Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. “I was truly humbled since … Continue reading ME’s Balasubramanian named 2017 McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year
The world has much to offer including beautiful landscapes, vibrant cultures, learning experiences, and wild and serene adventure. Many students and faculty in materials science and engineering at Iowa State have sought out education and new experiences abroad. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has two summer study abroad programs that give students the … Continue reading Expand your Materials Engineering Learning Abroad
Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo
Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, discusses his background, his research interests, and his career plans. Diallo was among four ISU student who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. He also participated in the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging Research Experience for Undergraduates (MoSAIc REU) program.
Rapid solidification keeps materials on cooling fast track Story originally published by DOE Ames Laboratory. Cooling materials super-quickly, called rapid solidification, prevents the normal crystalline structures of materials from forming, often creating unique properties in the process. If single crystal growth techniques sit at one end of the materials synthesis spectrum, promoting the growth of … Continue reading Frozen in a Flash
Dr. Mufit Akinc has received the Fulbright Grant to Turkey for the 2017-2018 academic year. He will become Senior Lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for the spring semester of 2018. Dr. Akinc currently holds many titles at Iowa State University. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and … Continue reading Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey
Ludovico Cademartiri and his research group have been working to provide tools for plant science and agronomy since 2012. After five years, their research has made major advancements for the plant science and agriculture communities enabling them to develop transparent soil technology and receive a generous grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. … Continue reading Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab
Ashley McKenna, a junior in materials engineering from Vinton, Iowa, recently received the $5000 MTI Bert Kisher Memorial Scholarship to assist in her undergraduate educational experience at Iowa State University. She was one of two recipients among applicants from North America, Europe, and Asia. McKenna has been an active student in the Department of Materials … Continue reading Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship
Boyce Chang, a second-year doctorate student in the materials science and engineering department, received the award for Excellence in Mentoring with the LSAMP-IINSPIRE program. He received the award at the IINSPIRE LSAMP Annual Conference on February 4, 2017. His mentor, Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, nominated Chang. … Continue reading Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award
Dr. Rohit Trivedi has been selected to receive the 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) honors Trivedi “for his manifold and lasting contributions to the understanding and control of microstructures in solidification and phase transformations, key elements in materials processing.” Trivedi is one of two recipients of this prestigious … Continue reading Rohit Trivedi wins 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award
Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman of Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory and Israel’s Technion will give a public lecture linking technological entrepreneurship to world peace and prosperity. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.
This feature story was published by Ames Laboratory. Read the original story here. Creating materials in their solid state can be tricky, but offers some advantages over other methods. It typically involves subjecting the component elements to some type of mechanical force—such as stress, shear or strain—to drive a reaction. “You eliminate the need … Continue reading Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials