“I am aiming to engineer autonomous systems that incorporate robust mechanical design and intelligent controls to navigate uncertain or variable environments. Regardless of where this path takes me, I wish to carry forward the hard-working ethics and values instilled by Iowa State to engineer safe, reliable and high-quality systems.”
Kingston and Pint are investigating lithium-ion batteries in extreme thermal conditions, such as freeze-thaw cycles often encountered by spacecraft during lunar and Martian exploration.
Mechanical engineering faculty member Soumik Sarkar has been promoted to full professor; Sarah Bentil, Jaime Juarez and Beiwen Li received tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor.
Early this year, members of the ISU Robotics Club placed 5th at the 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition (www.autosnowplow.com) held January 20-21, 2023 at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN. The traveling team was comprised of seven students – four Software Engineering students, Darren Anderson (SE ’22 alum), Jaden Forde, Ryan Sand, and Sergio Perez Valentin; …Continue reading “Robotics Club Participates in 13th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition”
The Department of Mechanical Engineering selected Fynn Reinbacher for a Teaching Excellence Award, while Robert (Gage) Hjort, Nick Hunter and Adam Thelen each won Research Excellence Awards.
Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor and Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), Eliot Winer, has been named an Exemplary Faculty Mentor for going above and beyond expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program.
Ron McClellen (mechanical engineering, ’61) started a scholarship in 1983 that has helped numerous mechanical engineering seniors pursue their dreams without the added debt. “I now feel that I can have a positive effect on Iowa State long after I am gone.”
The research groups, led by Iowa State’s Carmen Gomes and Jonathan Claussen, will be part of a new coast-to-coast, industry-university research hub called the Center for Soil Technologies, or SoilTech. Researchers from four universities just launched the center with a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Anthony David, senior in mechanical engineering, will present his undergraduate research at the Research in the Capitol Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 6, 2023. His research, “Fabricating Biosensor Platforms for Real-Time Biothreat Detection,” is one of 20 research projects selected to represent Iowa State and one of six engineering projects to be selected.
Do you have what it takes?
If pushing yourself to master new tasks, employing teamwork and following operational thinking to achieve goals sounds like a great way to end your summer, then you need to apply for the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s 2023 Spaceflight Operations Workshop™.
When she was a kid, Samantha Guido’s big sister told her that engineering was like building with LEGO: a way to make new things from scratch.
Iowa State’s Xianglan Bai is leading two, $2-million-plus projects that will study and develop new ways to break down waste plastics and convert them to useful materials. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting both projects.
The Department of Defense has recently awarded Cyclone Engineers Reza Montazami and Nicole Hashemi a project exploring a novel approach to investigate cells’ bioelectric activities.
The sound of Iowa State pride has a nice ring to it in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). Housed in the Sukup Atrium is a mini version of the ISU Campanile and the Stanton Memorial Carillon, created by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Music & Theatre and ABE.
Jacob Knuerr is building his one-of-a-kind multiphase flow research skills and connecting with multiphase scholars from across the world as an undergraduate research assistant working with faculty mentor Ted Heindel, CoMFRE director, University Professor, and the Bergles Professor of Thermal Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.