Category: Mechanical Engineering

Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Teams from the Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering (I E 434X) course took the top two spots at the Engineering Pitch Competition earlier his month. Brad Lechton (senior), Brian Fleming (senior) and Konner Koerselman (junior) all of whom are majoring in industrial engineering (IE), took first place at the competition, while mechanical engineering (ME) seniors Taylor Goodness … Continue reading Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Get involved in hands-on engineering learning and service projects with FundISU

FundISU is a new way for Cyclone Engineering alumni and friends to support the innovative work and research being done at Iowa State University. Nearly four years ago the Iowa State University Foundation implemented FundISU – a crowdfunding platform helps Iowa State University community members raise money to support projects that advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university and promote Iowa State’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

A mechanical engineering graduate student was recognized at one of the largest conferences for optics and photonics for his research in the field. Vignesh Suresh, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, won the “Best Student Paper Award” in the OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices) category at the SPIE Photonics West 2019 Conference in San … Continue reading ME grad student wins award at SPIE Photonics West Conference

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation … Continue reading ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

In science, there is always more to be learned. Scientists are often making new discoveries. But what would it be like if the time it took to discover these things was reduced by half? Last December, engineers at Iowa State University received an award for a proposal furthering science through artificial intelligence (AI) granted from the Defense … Continue reading Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

What a ride: Cyclone Engineer Jim Huebener follows career path from guarding nuclear weapons to lobstering to designing bicycle baskets

Jim Huebener reflects on an adventurous engineering career, beginning in the US Marine Corps, that took him across the globe. Now residing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Huebener dedicates his time to his new adventure, Kettle Cove Enterprises.“I can sleep when I’m dead,” said Huebener. “I want to do as much as I can while I can.”