Category: Department News

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation … Continue reading ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

In science, there is always more to be learned. Scientists are often making new discoveries. But what would it be like if the time it took to discover these things was reduced by half? Last December, engineers at Iowa State University received an award for a proposal furthering science through artificial intelligence (AI) granted from the Defense … Continue reading Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

A distinguished professor from Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Andrew N. Norris, will be the department’s next guest Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series speaker, February 7. Dr. Norris will present “Transformation Acoustics, Phononic Structures and Applications” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe Hall. Norris’ interests include acoustics and elastic waves and meta-materials, focusing … Continue reading Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

Arlene Grebasch to Aerospace Engineering’s administrative team

Arlene Grebasch has become an Administrative Specialist II in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will assist interim department chair Alric Rothmayer while managing office and employee duties, and assist the department in support of student and faculty needs. Arlene lives in Story City with her husband and four children ages 11, 7, 5 and … Continue reading Arlene Grebasch to Aerospace Engineering’s administrative team

What a ride: Cyclone Engineer Jim Huebener follows career path from guarding nuclear weapons to lobstering to designing bicycle baskets

Jim Huebener reflects on an adventurous engineering career, beginning in the US Marine Corps, that took him across the globe. Now residing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Huebener dedicates his time to his new adventure, Kettle Cove Enterprises.“I can sleep when I’m dead,” said Huebener. “I want to do as much as I can while I can.”

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions From the beginning of his education to now, Amar Krishna, an alumnus of Iowa State University, has always been a driven dreamer. Just recently, Krishna created a groundbreaking start-up app called Chefling, a kitchen assistant app available on the app store at no cost. Although Krishna says he may … Continue reading ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes two lecturers ready to share their expertise. Matthew Nelson has been named lecturer in Department of Aerospace Engineering. Nelson was previously the director of the Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, which engages students in hands-on projects to help the understanding of engineering fundamentals. Nelson is an Iowa native, graduating … Continue reading Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions