Category: Materials Science and Engineering
Riley Behan has been named spring 2019 outstanding senior in materials engineering. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.
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.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, launched the Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program, or GUMP, to provide professional development for international students and build community between international and domestic graduate students.
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.
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.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER), funded by a partnership between the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Jiang and his team will investigate methods of using CRISPR-Cas9, a sequence of DNA that is able to cut DNA strands to make edits, to create varieties in crops.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, led a research group that discovered two variables that can be controlled to create certain types of polymers. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
Nicola Bowler, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE) at Iowa State University, has an interesting backstory. She is a female faculty member in engineering, a field which has historically been represented by men and still sees males play the majority role (nationally, on average, only 16.9 percent of tenure/tenure-track faculty in U.S. colleges of engineering are women). She also … Continue reading Bowler promotes inclusion in her roles as MSE professor and Episcopal deacon
Alex King, Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society. The award recognizes King’s outstanding leadership in promoting the understanding of material science’s significant impact on society.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of material science and engineering, led a research group that created a novel Janus nanocrystal platform to control nanoparticle self-assembly. Janus particles are fundamental new materials, and Jiang’s discovery opens opportunities in different areas including energy, drug delivery, disease diagnosis and therapy. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of Nano Letters.