Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will begin accepting applications for its 2018 BioMaP REU undergraduate summer research program on January 8, 2018. The deadline for applying is February 15. The program will be held from May 29 – August 3, 2018. Details about the program, including a flyer and a descriptive list … Continue reading Applications for CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrad program accepted as of Jan. 8

Three Cyclone Engineers featured in 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

The 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar will include three women from the College of Engineering: LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services; Rachael Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering; Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering. A calendar unveiling reception will be held on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union

ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

Read the full coverage from Iowa State’s News Service here. Iowa State University’s Liang Dong, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading development of graphene-based, sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and can provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. The technology could have many other applications, including … Continue reading ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

A new course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on solid modeling and parallel computing using graphic processing units (GPUs). ME 570X: Solid Modeling and GPU Computing will be taught by ME assistant professor Adarsh Krishnamurthy. The course will cover the theory and applications of solid modeling and will also … Continue reading New ME course focuses on solid modeling, parallel GPU computing

ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program announced that Brian Dougherty, an ABE graduate student pursuing his MS in Land and Water Resources Engineering, has been selected as one of two 2018 Nuffield Scholars following a competitive process.  According to the news release, Dougherty will “represent the nation in this global scholarship initiative focused on building … Continue reading ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than a quarter of a million dollars to an early-career researcher from Iowa State University’s mechanical engineering department to support her research which focuses on traumatic brain injury in troops. Sarah Bentil, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and William March Scholar in Mechanical … Continue reading Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Invests in the Young Researchers Making New Discoveries Related to Human Health at Iowa State University

ABE Graduate Student Awards

Several ABE graduate students recently received awards and recognition. Iowa Section ASABE honors went to Brian Dougherty (major professor Matt Helmers) for outstanding M.S. student and Kai Liu (major professor Hongwei Xin) for outstanding Ph.D. student. Graduate College Teaching Excellence Awards were conferred to Ben Smith (major professors Jay Harmon and Steve Hoff) and Chad … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Awards

ME grad student receives two awards

Mechanical engineering graduate student Hossein Taheri recently received two awards in his field of research. Taheri, a PhD candidate, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) student grant for the POWDERMET2018 and AMPM2018 conferences as well as the R. Bruce Thompson Graduate Fellowship award from ISU’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). The NSF student grant will provide Taheri funding … Continue reading ME grad student receives two awards

CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

Nicole Prentice has become the newest academic adviser in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). She joins the department’s team of three other advisers in Sweeney Hall’s Mike & Jean Steffenson Student Services Center. Though she comes to CBE from the University of Minnesota, Nicole is a Cyclone, having completed both her undergraduate … Continue reading CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

Jiahao Chen, PhD

Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

Tell us about yourself and your background. I am originally from the east coast of China near Shanghai. In 2012, I earned my undergraduate degree in materials science with a specialty in ceramics from Tongji University in Shanghai. Later that year, I came to Iowa State University and started working with Professor Kristen Constant. Under … Continue reading Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

A new graduate-level course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on reliability as well as uncertainty in engineering system design and post-design failure prognostics. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota, and the 2016 spurt of exploding batteries in the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

Graduate and undergraduate students on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse after completing their presentation for the county board of commissioners. Photos courtesy Omar Smadi.

Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

Graduate and undergraduate students take part in real-world engineering study in Boone County, Iowa If you have ever had to make a decision based on your best estimates, you will understand the following statement. “Engineers have to make decisions with incomplete information. It’s a fact of life.” That is Omar Smadi speaking. Smadi is an … Continue reading Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Yongxin Chen, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for papers published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Automatic Control journal. Chen wrote the paper, “Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability … Continue reading ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Iowa State CCEE celebrates winter graduation with Class of 2017

Saturday brings the flipping of tassels for 87 undergraduates in civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) ISU CCEE celebrated the graduation of civil and construction engineering undergraduates at its pre-commencement ceremonies, held on Saturday, Dec. 16. In total, 87 students earned degrees, with 56 civil engineering degrees and 31 construction engineering degrees awarded to undergraduates. … Continue reading Iowa State CCEE celebrates winter graduation with Class of 2017