Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty have been selected for 2018 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The five-year awards total nearly $3.3 million and represent the first time that Iowa State’s College of Engineering has received seven CAREER awards in one year.

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

ME researcher will use computational modeling to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will use computational modeling to improve treatment processes for various cardiovascular diseases. Adarsh Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Krishnamurthy is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher will use computational modeling to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

ME researcher named Plant Science Institute Faculty Scholar

Funding from Iowa State’s Plant Science Institute will allow a mechanical engineering researcher to study ways to assist farmers in Iowa and across the globe in growing food. Soumik Sarkar, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, will receive $75,000 in funding per year over the next three years for his research project. This project combines … Continue reading ME researcher named Plant Science Institute Faculty Scholar

ME grad student receives tribology research award

A mechanical engineering graduate student looks to advance the field of tribology and lubrication engineering with an award he received from that field’s largest technical society. Sougata Roy, a PhD candidate in ME, recently received the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ (STLE) Early Career Award in the student category. Tribology is the study of … Continue reading ME grad student receives tribology research award

Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Eloise Heckert, a 1946 graduate of mechanical engineering, was the first female member of Iowa State’s chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, at a time when few … Continue reading Eloise (Heckert) Lantz – ISU’s First Female Member of Pi Tau Sigma

ME student named Academic All-Big 12 for swimming

A mechanical engineering student has been named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Team. Jessi Storer, a sophomore distance/fly swimmer, was a 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving first team selection, the conference announced last month. The Lincoln, Neb.-native finished 10th in the mile swim during the finals of the Big … Continue reading ME student named Academic All-Big 12 for swimming

Elmina Wilson – pioneering engineer and women’s suffrage leader

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Elmina Tessa Wilson became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s civil engineering department when she completed her bachelor’s degree in 1892. Wilson was born in Harper, Iowa on Sept. … Continue reading Elmina Wilson – pioneering engineer and women’s suffrage leader

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Florence Kimball became the first female graduate of Iowa State’s mechanical engineering department when she completed her degree in 1908. Kimball was born in Anamosa, Iowa in 1885. Her father, … Continue reading Florence Kimball – first female graduate of ME at Iowa State

Iowa State NSBE members making national impact: Aaron Hudgins

Iowa State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers allows students to contribute to the mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” And Iowa State NSBE members are taking that mission to new levels. Aaron Hudgins, a senior in mechanical engineering, serves as the NSBE Missouri Zone Chair for Region V that includes 53 universities in the central United States.