ME alum named “2016 Attorney of the Year”

Mechanical engineering alumnus Michael Kane, along with two other principals from the Twin Cities office of the law firm Fish & Richardson, have been named “2016 Attorneys of the Year” in the team category by the independent newspaper Minnesota Lawyer. Kane and his colleagues – John Dragseth and William Woodford – were recognized for their June 2016 U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading ME alum named “2016 Attorney of the Year”

ECpE professor promoted to AIUM Fellow

This past October, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) recognized individuals who have contributed to the field of medical, scientific or engineering work-related ultrasound. Iowa State University Associate Professor Timothy Bigelow was honored by being promoted to an AIUM Fellow. Bigelow was nominated by existing fellow members and has been a senior member … Continue reading ECpE professor promoted to AIUM Fellow

Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus

Enrollment in the mechanical engineering undergraduate program at Iowa State for the spring 2017 semester is nearly twice the size of the next biggest major, according to data from the Office of the Registrar. ME’s spring 2017 enrollment comes in at 2,054, ahead of second-place kinesiology and health with 1,119 students. Though not a degree-granting … Continue reading Mechanical engineering has largest undergrad enrollment on campus

Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Valery Levitas, a Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor of aerospace engineering was honored at a symposium at the 23rd International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture on January 3-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium, “Structural Changes in Materials,” was organized by aerospace engineering faculty Dr. Liming Xiong and his colleagues. The International Conference on Plasticity, … Continue reading Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Two ME professors awarded patents

Mechanical Engineering professors Robert C. Brown and Atul Kelkar were recently each awarded patents. Brown was co-inventor with R. Christopher Williams, a professor in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State, and Mohamed Abdel Raouf Mohamed Metwally of Cairo, Egypt on U.S. Patent No. 9,546,276 entitled “Bio-oil Formulation as an Asphalt Substitute.” The patent was issued … Continue reading Two ME professors awarded patents

Disney Imagineering Design

Iowa State students compete at Disney Imagineering design contest finals

Three Iowa State University design and engineering students are in Glendale, California, this week competing in the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition. Cristina Diaz, Aurora, Illinois, senior in interior design; Alexander Doppenberg, Spencer, senior in mechanical engineering; and Joshua Kurnia, originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, and now of Ames, senior in architecture, are among six teams of students from seven universities selected as finalists in the competition, sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering to find and nurture the next generation of “Imagineers.”

College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for efficient … Continue reading College inspires innovation

ME student attends presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.

One Iowa State University student will be part of history today as he witnesses Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Cole Ignaszewski – a sophomore studying mechanical engineering – was among a select group of Minnesota 4-H members invited for a leadership conference in Washington D.C. this week. … Continue reading ME student attends presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.