Growing up, John Lawson thought he would eventually take over the family grocery store. However, his father inspired him to pursue a different career path. In his youth, Lawson spent many hours working for his family’s downtown Moline, Illinois, grocery store, and fondly remembers delivering groceries to customers’ homes. He figured he would eventually become … Continue reading From delivering groceries to climbing the career ladder with Deere
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University’s mechanical engineering advising team has developed a virtual space that they hope will serve as a way for students to connect with one another during an era of social distancing and remote learning. Mindy Heggen, mechanical engineering (ME) academic advisor, came up with the idea of creating a group using Microsoft Teams, … Continue reading ME advisors develop platform for students to interact virtually
Emily Johnson, a mechanical engineering graduate student, recently received the Best Presentation Award for Junior Female Researchers at the 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 virtual conference. Elsevier and the Female Researchers Chapter of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM-FRC) supported this merit-based award to highlight the work of … Continue reading ME grad student recognized at international conference
Navigating realistic weather conditions during the pilot training process could became easier because of an Iowa State University research project involving augmented reality (AR). Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), are leading the Iowa State … Continue reading Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training
When he’s not busy conducting research in the laboratories of the Bioeconomy Institute on the Iowa State University campus, Robert C. Brown might be found working in another lab he has inside his home. This one happens to be a brew lab. Brown, director of Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute, is among the roughly 1.2 … Continue reading Engineer by day, brewer by night
Sometimes people joke that “it’s not rocket science” when referring to a non-technical matter. For one of mechanical engineering’s junior faculty members, her summer research experience with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab was in fact rocket science. Sarah Bentil, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), spent 12 … Continue reading Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab
Researchers — including engineers from Iowa State University — have used transmission electron microscopy and 3D computational modeling to quantify and visualize why some desalination membranes work better than others. Their work is featured on the cover of the Jan. 1, 2021, issue of the journal Science.
Issues caused by wear and tear on rotating machinery could be easier to detect and predict because of a research partnership between Iowa State University and Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer Corporation is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. The team has manufacturing facilities and regional offices around the … Continue reading Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear
Two Iowa State University engineering faculty members have received awards from the Department of Defense under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click … Continue reading Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced