Category: Mechanical Engineering

ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

A mechanical engineering graduate student was recognized at one of the largest conferences for optics and photonics for his research in the field. Vignesh Suresh, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, won the “Best Student Paper Award” in the OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices) category at the SPIE Photonics West 2019 Conference in San … Continue reading ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation … Continue reading ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

In science, there is always more to be learned. Scientists are often making new discoveries. But what would it be like if the time it took to discover these things was reduced by half? Last December, engineers at Iowa State University received an award for a proposal furthering science through artificial intelligence (AI) granted from the Defense … Continue reading Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

What a ride: Cyclone Engineer Jim Huebener follows career path from guarding nuclear weapons to lobstering to designing bicycle baskets

Jim Huebener reflects on an adventurous engineering career, beginning in the US Marine Corps, that took him across the globe. Now residing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Huebener dedicates his time to his new adventure, Kettle Cove Enterprises.“I can sleep when I’m dead,” said Huebener. “I want to do as much as I can while I can.”

ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

A mechanical engineering professor has received funding from the Department of Defense to study film thickness using Raman spectroscopy. The Defense MicroElectronics Activity division of the Department of Defense awarded ME professor Xinwei Wang a $315,000 grant to develop a new technology that can measure film thickness at the nanometer (nm) level. “There could be … Continue reading ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

ME grad student receives industry award

A mechanical engineering graduate student has been recognized by an international optical component manufacturer for his research on microplastic contamination in water. Anthony LoCurto, a Ph.D. candidate in ME, is a recipient of Edmund Optics’ (EO) 2018 Education Award. The “award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, … Continue reading ME grad student receives industry award

ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

With the holidays right around the corner, a pair of mechanical engineering students hope that they can one day spread the holiday cheer through their passion to design children’s toys. Madeline Turner, a senior in ME, and Lucille Murphy, a sophomore, are at different stages in their academic careers but the duo share the goal … Continue reading ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

ME students receive Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

Congrats to the following ME graduate students who were recognized by ISU’s Graduate College with the Research Excellence (REx) and Teaching Excellence (TEx) Awards:   Jake Lindstrom (REx) Sayani Maity (TEx) Heather Muchowski (TEx) Ryan Ogren (TEx) Mohammadkazem Sadoughi (REx) Srilok Srinivasan (REx) Cheng-Hao Wu (REx)

Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Iowa State University’s online masters program in mechanical engineering is among the top 25 in the nation, according to onlinesmasters.com. ISU’s online masters of engineering (MEng) degree ranked 21st on the list of the Best Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs for 2019. “We are pleased to be recognized by onlinemasters.com for our online masters of … Continue reading Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st