Category: Department News

ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating 20 years of cyber security education, marked with a new major in cyber security engineering, beginning this fall. Two decades ago, in May 1999, the National Security Agency launched the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation program, with the goal of reducing vulnerability in … Continue reading ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service

After 14 years of service to Iowa State University (ISU), Cerwick Faculty Professor James (Jim) Alleman has decided to leave the university. Alleman is a faculty member of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and served as the department chair from 2005-2011. “During his time at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, … Continue reading Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service

DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

In many ways, the world is moving toward becoming more efficient and environmentally friendly. At Iowa State University, a team in the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) recently won a $1.43 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their project focusing on aiding the environment. … Continue reading DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of … Continue reading IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal

Four professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their proposal improving the efficiency of power systems and power lines across America. Zhaoyu Wang, Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor and the PI (principal investigator) of the project, is … Continue reading Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal

Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

In a heartbeat: Machine learning speeds up heart-valve simulations

  Simulation of fluid moving through a valve Simulation of heart movement Simulation of fluid moving through heart valves Adarsh Krishnamurthy and Ming-Chen Hsu got to talking about their research interests – Krishnamurthy works in simulating cardiac mechanics and Hsu in simulating valve dynamics – when they had an idea. “He has the heart without the valve, … Continue reading In a heartbeat: Machine learning speeds up heart-valve simulations

Making Magic at Disney: Industrial Engineering Internship

Zach Ungerleider, sophomore in industrial engineering, began his internship at Walt Disney World in January and will finish in August. His work as an entertainment project analyst has given him the chance to get hands-on experience using engineering skills he’s learned as a Cyclone Engineering student – and to learn new ones that will be … Continue reading Making Magic at Disney: Industrial Engineering Internship

ISU researcher working with DOT on flood impact study

Alice Alipour, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a team of researchers to examine the effects of flooding on the infrastructures of communities. “With infrastructure systems, those are pretty much our lifeline,” Alipour said. “This includes transportation and power grid lines. We also consider community resilience and also consider buildings as a part of this infrastructure.”

IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering University Professor Steve Vardeman was recognized by the provost’s office earlier this month for his “above and beyond” efforts as a faculty mentor. Vardeman, who also has an appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, is a 2019 recipient the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. He was nominated for this honor … Continue reading IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

CBE’s Narasimhan elected to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair Balaji Narasimhan of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been elected a fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The academy is composed of scientists from institutions of learning around the world who are recognized for their … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan elected to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering/Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and former Levitas student and post-doctoral researcher Biao Feng are part of a team of scientists from Iowa State University, Texas Tech and Cal Tech that have published a research paper in Carbon, a highly ranked material journal. Feng currently … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Cover of academic journal showing a layer of gold and white spheres.

Shan Jiang’s Janus particle discovery lands Langmuir cover

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, led a discovery that made the cover of Langmuir. Jiang and his team investigated how amphiphilic Janus particle assembly structures are influenced by the addition of surfactant molecules. The research offers principles and guidance for future applications in coatings, biomedication, sensors and disease diagnosis.