Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

On August 2, 2017 a legendary and highly respected Iowa State University professor will take his last walk out of 2240 Hoover Hall. He holds the title of University Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education and has served Iowa State for 46 years. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Genalo, will retire from the Materials Science … Continue reading Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State

On July 27, 2017 nanoscience and nanomaterial researchers gathered for an event that was first of its kind on the Iowa State University campus. The event, Nano@IAState, was held in the South Ballroom and Sun Room of the Memorial Union. It was an all-day meeting that brought together scientists focused on the synthesis and characterization … Continue reading Nano@IAState: Bringing nanoscience and nanomaterial research together at Iowa State

Adventures in Cardiff

by Caitlyn McCreight and Kristin Clague Studying overseas is an opportunity some college students are lucky to have — 1,636 Iowa State University (ISU) students studied abroad during the 2016-17 school year — but sometimes engineering students have schedules that don’t allow for extra traveling. This summer, however, four ISU engineering students applied and were … Continue reading Adventures in Cardiff

Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Kara Lind, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Trinect Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides support to graduate students within the College of Engineering.  As a fellow, Lind will work in elementary schools one … Continue reading MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Carter Francis brings awareness about materials science and engineering research to legislators in Des Moines and Washington D.C.

Carter Francis, a junior studying materials engineering from Prior Lake, Minnesota, recently had the opportunity to be a voice for science and engineering by visiting with representatives at the state and national Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa and in Washington D.C. On March 28, 2017, Francis participated in the annual Research in the Capitol Day … Continue reading Carter Francis brings awareness about materials science and engineering research to legislators in Des Moines and Washington D.C.

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors from each college. From these twelve, one is selected to serve as the college’s Student Marshal.   Rachel Pick, aerospace engineering major, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony. She will be … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees … Continue reading Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

As the semester and academic year come to an end, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are recognized for their achievements and success. The Trivedi Best Paper Award Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the 2016-2017 Rohit Trivedi Best Paper Award. Her major professor is … Continue reading Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Two graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Santosh Shaw and Xinchun Tian, have been selected to receive the Graduate Research Excellence Award. The Research Excellence Awards are given to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically … Continue reading Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

Two faculty members and one staff in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to receive the annual departmental awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teaching Effectiveness Award was given to Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Collins. The Departmental Research Award was given to Assistant Professor, Dr. Martin Thuo, and the Departmental … Continue reading Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

CNDE announces new associate directors

The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation has announced the appointment of three new associate directors, Prof’s Peter Collins (MSE), Stephen Holland (AerE) and Simon Laflamme (CCEE). These appointments aim to strengthen CNDE’s faculty engagement and growth in activities as it moves forward in alignment with both the University and College level grand challenge theme in advanced materials and … Continue reading CNDE announces new associate directors

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters.  In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor.  … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award