Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Xianglan Bai has been awarded a patent for a process she has developed to convert lignin into precursors of biofuels and chemicals. U.S. Patent 10,190,053, entitled “Pyrolysis of Lignin,” is one of the products of her research group in developing biobased chemicals and fuels. Bai was issued the patent in collaboration … Continue reading ME professor awarded patent for lignin conversion process
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Iowa State faculty and staff will be honored during the university’s annual awards ceremony on Sept. 23. Theodore Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science and professor of mechanical engineering, will be bestowed the title of “University Professor” at the ceremony. The title of University Professor is awarded to a faculty member who has acted as … Continue reading ME’s Ted Heindel named University Professor
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on May 27 in the Reiman Ballroom at the ISU Alumni Center to remember retired and current ISU faculty, staff, and spouses whose deaths were reported to the Iowa State University Retirees Association since the first of May 2018. Three former ME faculty and staff … Continue reading Memorial Day ceremony to honor three former ME faculty, staff members
Cardinal Space Mining will test its latest mining machine during a competition at the University of Alabama Team members think a new hybrid system for digging and loading buried gravel (representing subsurface Martian ice) could be the key to successful mining runs.
Mechanical engineering graduate students had a strong showing at Iowa State University’s 2019 Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Conference, taking home three prizes. Alex Wrede, a Ph.D. student, took home the top-prize in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) category for his presentation entitled “Characterizing the Response of the Brain to Surrounding Cavitation.” “In summary, … Continue reading Three ME students win awards at 2019 GPSS Conference
Courtney Beringer, senior in mechanical engineering, has been named ME’s spring 2019 outstanding senior. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.
Mouhamad Diallo moved to Iowa from Senegal in 2013. Six years later, he’s graduating from Iowa State University with a dual degree in mechanical engineering and materials science. After graduation, he’ll pursue a Ph.D. in materials science, studying sustainable energy to improve lives not only in Senegal, but around the world.
The Judith M. Vance Scholarship was established earlier this semester to honor ME alum and longtime faculty member Judy M. Vance. She holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Vance, who is currently the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering and a Faculty Fellow of … Continue reading New ME scholarship named for longtime faculty member
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, launched the Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program, or GUMP, to provide professional development for international students and build community between international and domestic graduate students.
Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering from Waukee, Iowa, has received a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. He was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,223 nominees nationwide.
W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.
Ming-Chen Hsu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the 2019 U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics Gallagher Young Investigator Award, one of the most prestigious honors from the global computational mechanics’ community. The Gallagher Young Investigator Award is given to an outstanding investigator under the age of 40, who is recognized for outstanding accomplishments, particularly outstanding published papers.
Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering, Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering, and faculty fellow of the Virtual Reality Applications Center, is set to retire at the end of the semester. Vance has been an integral member of the Iowa State community since she became a student here in the fall of … Continue reading ME’s Judy Vance to retire at the end of the semester