Category: Mechanical Engineering

Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

Ethan Secor’s family has a long history with Iowa State. This includes his grandfather, Gerald Secor (B.S. ‘48), along with 15 living ISU alumni, and extends back over a century. Secor will continue this family tradition when he joins the ME faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2020. Secor grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, … Continue reading Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

ME alum Edgar Stanton helped to lead Iowa State through 1918 flu pandemic

More than a century ago, Iowa State’s campus grappled with a pandemic that it had never seen before. In August 1918, a Spanish flu outbreak hit at a time when the world was already engulfed in the final months the First World War. Even Ames, Iowa, saw the economic and cultural impact caused by both … Continue reading ME alum Edgar Stanton helped to lead Iowa State through 1918 flu pandemic

Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Winners have been announced for the College of Engineering pitch competition that took place inside the Student Innovation Center on Feb. 21. In the Existing Business Idea category, Cole Jensen (senior, mechanical engineering) took first place while a team including Nathan Kopp (freshman, mechanical engineering) was runner-up. In the New Idea category, Charles Cremault (sophomore, … Continue reading Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team gearing up for 2020 competition

Snow blankets campus as Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team works in the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Laboratory (AMSL) to engineer the quietest, lowest emission, flex-fuel capable snowmobile. As they make plans and integrate newly designed parts, the Clean Snowmobile team members’ eyes are on the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, an international, six-day competition in Michigan from … Continue reading Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team gearing up for 2020 competition

Using X-rays and high-speed imaging to examine sprays

Iowa State University is part of an inter-university research project examining the intricacies of sprays. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science and university professor in mechanical engineering, is the lead researcher at the Iowa State site. Within Heindel’s Experimental Multiphase Flow Lab, the researchers are using X-rays and high-speed imaging to experimentally study the … Continue reading Using X-rays and high-speed imaging to examine sprays

Naval experience paved the way for ME alum

While many college students gain first-hand engineering experience through internships and co-ops, Ryan Williams was gaining this experience before he even stepped foot on campus. Williams served as an aviation structural mechanic for the U.S. Navy after high school which taught him how hydraulic systems and flight control components work together to put an aircraft … Continue reading Naval experience paved the way for ME alum

Engineering urban sustainability

A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. Cyclone Engineers lend expertise to a team that will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area – and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.

Li wins Rising Researcher award from international professional society

An Iowa State University mechanical engineering faculty member is among 13 from across the globe recognized as a distinguished young professional by a professional society in his field. Beiwen Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was named a 2020 DCS Rising Researcher by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The Rising Researchers … Continue reading Li wins Rising Researcher award from international professional society