ME’s graduate program ranks 3rd university-wide for enrollment

Iowa State’s mechanical engineering (ME) graduate program ranks 3rd for enrollment across the entire university, according to fall 2018 data from the office of the registrar. The ME graduate program has 257 students enrolled for the fall semester. Male enrollment for the ME grad program ranks second university-wide with 203 male students enrolled for fall … Continue reading ME’s graduate program ranks 3rd university-wide for enrollment

Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Dr. Kasra Momeni, an Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus and now a professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has had research published in the highly regarded interdisciplinary Naturepartner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications. “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials” reveals a new path for engineering atomically thin … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

Winning a single national research award wasn’t enough for one competitive mechanical engineering student. He wanted to win more. Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering (ME), spent his summer as a Department of Defense High-Performance Computing (HIP) Intern at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen, Maryland. The HIP program at ARL provides … Continue reading ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, has received Iowa State’s Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Ganapathysubramanian joined the ME faculty at Iowa State in 2008 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014 and to full professor in 2018. He also holds a courtesy appointment in electrical and … Continue reading ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Dr. Nobuyuki Fujisawa, who has devoted significant research to a disastrous pipeline break at a Japanese nuclear power facility, will speak on the subject as a Department of Aerospace Engineering seminar guest. Fujisawa, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, will present “Pipeline Break Mechanism in Mihama Power Plant Caused … Continue reading AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

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