Category: Mechanical Engineering

MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

As a summer research program within the mechanical engineering department prepares to enter its 10th year, program alums have reflected on their experience and how it helped them get to where they are now. The MoSAIc (Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging) REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program was launched at Iowa State in 2010. The … Continue reading MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and ag engineering to be honored at ISU Gold Star Hall ceremony

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and agricultural engineering will be honored at Iowa State’s Gold Star Hall ceremony at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. William Howard Butler, who studied ag engineering in the 1940s and died in China in 1945, and Richard Wayne Suesens, who came to Iowa State to study mechanical engineering in 1937 and was killed in action during the Battle of Midway in 1942, will be remembered during the Gold Star Hall ceremony, part of a week of events on campus dedicated to honoring veterans.

Hu receives ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award

A mechanical engineering faculty member has received a young investigator award for his contributions in design automation from his field’s largest professional society. Chao Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME) with a courtesy appointment in electrical and computer engineering, is a 2018 recipient of the Design Automation Young Investigator Award from the American … Continue reading Hu receives ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award

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