Category: Materials Science and Engineering

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Exploring creativity through dance and materials engineering

Jose Pérez González’s story is unique. His diverse and well-rounded experiences make him a leader by example and a student who has a strong desire to excel, learn, and grow in whatever he participates. Pérez González is beginning his second semester at Iowa State and has immersed himself completely to embrace his Iowa State adventure. … Continue reading Exploring creativity through dance and materials engineering

Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, Shan Jiang, one of Materials Science and Engineering’s newest faculty members, joined the department in 2016. Prior to becoming an assistant professor at Iowa State, Jiang spent three years working at The Dow Chemical Company as a project leader. His research was primarily focused on waterborne latex coating. Jiang brought a wealth of … Continue reading Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

Hui Ning Tan

Meet, Hui Ning Tan, a materials engineering exchange student from Singapore

Hui Ning Tan, a student in materials engineering, is an exchange student from the National University of Singapore. She is attending Iowa State University for the spring 2018 semester and will return to Singapore in May. She said, “I came to Iowa State for a semester because I wanted to experience what my brother experienced. … Continue reading Meet, Hui Ning Tan, a materials engineering exchange student from Singapore

Jiahao Chen, PhD

Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

Tell us about yourself and your background. I am originally from the east coast of China near Shanghai. In 2012, I earned my undergraduate degree in materials science with a specialty in ceramics from Tongji University in Shanghai. Later that year, I came to Iowa State University and started working with Professor Kristen Constant. Under … Continue reading Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Kristen Constant was selected by President Wintersteen as the new interim vice president and chief information officer for Iowa State University, replacing Jim Kurtenbach. She began her new position on December 1, 2017. Constant has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1992. She … Continue reading Kristen Constant, from MSE Department Chair to ISU Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based … Continue reading Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford

Who could pass up traveling the historic Route 66 in a 1930 Model A Ford? Not Christopher Gillis. He wanted a summer experience that the typical student usually does not take. He wanted adventure, but he wanted it in an old-fashioned way. While most students were completing internships and work experience, Gillis was traveling the … Continue reading Not Your Average Summer Experience: A Route 66 Adventure in a 1930 Model A Ford