ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt

A mechanical engineering alum has been named to the governing board for a Missouri-based manufacturing company. Srikanth Padmanabhan (PhDME’91) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt, “a 135-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles.” The company consists of “14 business units, 22,000 employee-partners, and … Continue reading ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt

Mackenzie Sissel brings plenty of Iowa State engagement to role as new CBE adviser

She may be new to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), but Mackenzie Sissel is no stranger to the neighborhood. CBE’s new academic adviser holds a bachelor’s degree from ISU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. While in that department, “I was drawn to the instruction and student engagement side of things,” she says, “so … Continue reading Mackenzie Sissel brings plenty of Iowa State engagement to role as new CBE adviser

Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

The Department of Aerospace Engineering recently hosted representatives from Boeing and Iowa State University to explore connections between Boeing and aerospace, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering at the university in the areas of space and autonomous systems. The visit – which included meetings, facility tours, an overview of the NASA-sponsored Iowa Space Grant … Continue reading Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

ME alum Pithan elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

AMES – Larry C. Pithan of Andalusia, Ill., a 1973 Iowa State University graduate in mechanical engineering who is the retired CEO at IMEG Corporation in Rock Island, Ill., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association. His term will expire in 2022. The role of the ISU … Continue reading ME alum Pithan elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

ME alum Wittrock elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

AMES – Eric Wittrock of Urbandale, Iowa, a 1992 Iowa State University graduate in mechanical engineering who is current director of business development for GMT Corporation of Waverly, Iowa, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association. His term will expire in 2022. The role of the ISU … Continue reading ME alum Wittrock elected to ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors

ME professor emeritus publishes book on investing

After a career in the field of mechanical engineering that spanned more than half a century, a former professor has switched his focus to financial investing. Shyam Bahadur, a university professor emeritus, recently published a book that he hopes will educate people to build wealth through investments. The 254-page book, Guide to Investing in Stocks, Bonds, … Continue reading ME professor emeritus publishes book on investing

Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Nine new early-stage, high-potential research projects are underway with support from Iowa State College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Program. The program provides funding to faculty for novel ideas for new research efforts. Recent projects funded by the ERP program are: Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, “Topographical Control of Local Stiffness to … Continue reading Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

ME alum Joshi receieves distinguished professional award

A mechanical engineering alum was recently recognized by the world’s largest petroleum engineering professional society. Sadanand D. Joshi (PhDME’78) is the 2018 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineering‘s (SPE) John Franklin Carll Award for distinguished professionals. As a doctoral student at Iowa State, Joshi studied under longtime ME Professor Art Bergles. After completing his PhD … Continue reading ME alum Joshi receieves distinguished professional award

PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Sweet

This is part of a series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12) and American Solar Challenge (July 14-22). This year’s race follows portions of the Oregon Trail, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Bend, Oregon. For updates throughout the race follow PrISUm on … Continue reading PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Sweet

ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

While many things have slowed down over the summer in Ames, one mechanical engineering professor has stayed busy with research and other pursuits halfway across the globe. Alberto Passalacqua, an associate professor of mechanical engineering with a courtesy appointment in chemical and biological engineering, has spent his summer in the Macroscopic Molecular Energy and Combustion … Continue reading ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

ME professor selected to attend National Academy of Engineering symposium

A mechanical engineering faculty member was recently selected to attend a symposium for a prestigious non-governmental engineering organization. Nicole N. Hashemi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was among 84 early career engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The two-and-a-half day event will bring … Continue reading ME professor selected to attend National Academy of Engineering symposium

Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition

They may have just left the launch pad in the world of student organizations, but Cyclone Rocketry Club’s trajectory of success has reached another new high with a third-place finish in the prestigious Spaceport America Cup competition – in the group’s rookie effort. CyROC, as it’s called, took third place in the 10,000 foot COTS … Continue reading Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition