PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Sweet

This is part of a series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12) and American Solar Challenge (July 14-22). This year’s race follows portions of the Oregon Trail, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Bend, Oregon. For updates throughout the race follow PrISUm on … Continue reading PrISUm at ASC ’18: Ben Sweet

ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

While many things have slowed down over the summer in Ames, one mechanical engineering professor has stayed busy with research and other pursuits halfway across the globe. Alberto Passalacqua, an associate professor of mechanical engineering with a courtesy appointment in chemical and biological engineering, has spent his summer in the Macroscopic Molecular Energy and Combustion … Continue reading ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

ME professor selected to attend National Academy of Engineering symposium

A mechanical engineering faculty member was recently selected to attend a symposium for a prestigious non-governmental engineering organization. Nicole N. Hashemi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was among 84 early career engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The two-and-a-half day event will bring … Continue reading ME professor selected to attend National Academy of Engineering symposium

Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition

They may have just left the launch pad in the world of student organizations, but Cyclone Rocketry Club’s trajectory of success has reached another new high with a third-place finish in the prestigious Spaceport America Cup competition – in the group’s rookie effort. CyROC, as it’s called, took third place in the 10,000 foot COTS … Continue reading Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition

Three from ME receive CoE awards

Three people from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were recently recognized by the Iowa State College of Engineering for their commitment to the college and the department. Assistant professor Jonathan Claussen received the Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, lecturer Paola Pittoni received the Superior Engineering Teaching Award, and academic adviser Jessica Van Winkle received … Continue reading Three from ME receive CoE awards

Three ME professors receive university awards

Three professors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received 2018 university awards. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is presented by the Iowa Board of Regents and recognizes “tenured faculty members [who] are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the university or … Continue reading Three ME professors receive university awards

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research … Continue reading Q&A with Hossein Taheri

School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts

One mechanical engineering alum hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers through his outreach efforts. Daniel Diaz graduated from Iowa State with his BS in ME in 2013 and his MEng in ME in 2015. After graduation, Diaz was hired as a Mechanical Engineer at Lennox International Inc., manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air … Continue reading School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts