Category: Materials Science and Engineering

Three from MSE receive ISU COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards

Iowa State University has announced COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards to recognize the extraordinary and innovative ways Iowa Staters strived to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Over 50 individuals and teams received awards, and 647 total people were nominated. Award recipients include three members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering: Associate Professor Jun … Continue reading Three from MSE receive ISU COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards

Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team had research published in Nano Letters, a high-impact journal published by the American Chemical Society. The research is centered around the activation and creation of “Plasmonic-Magnetic Nanosurfactants for Encapsulation and Triggered Release.” The team behind the research includes postdoctoral research associates Fei Liu; … Continue reading Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

MSE at Iowa State: Latest issue of Elements out now

The latest issue of Elements, the newsletter for alumni and friends of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, is online now! Take a look at all we’ve been up to lately. Read the digital publication here: https://mailchi.mp/42be05237178/mse-elements-spring-2021  

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

Kristen Constant

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.