Category: Research

Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

The work of four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students has been honored with Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching. Fangwei Hou and Xingeng Wu have … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored for research, teaching

Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Advancements are being made within the field of hybrid manufacturing because of a research collaboration between Iowa State University and John Deere. Matt Frank, a professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has spent the past year working alongside researchers in John Deere’s Advanced Technology and Engineering group as part of a professional development assignment, … Continue reading Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Cyclone Engineer Mai Zheng receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Mai Zheng, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to improve computer storage systems’ ability to protect data during crashes and other disruptions. He will receive more than $500,000 over the next five years to support his work.

Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

A team of researchers have developed a novel way of distinguishing the atomic and molecular level thermal non-equilibrium in nanoscale materials, which can have a significant impact in the area of heat transfer according to one Iowa State University professor. Xinwei Wang, professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State, was one of the authors … Continue reading Recent paper advances research in the field of heat transfer

OpenQBMM software simulates multiphase flow behavior

Alberto Passalacqua, associate professor of mechanical engineering and associate director of the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE), is leading the development of the software OpenQBMM at Iowa State.    OpenQBMM is an open-source multiphase flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software designed to simulate the behavior of flows with particles, bubbles, or droplets. … Continue reading OpenQBMM software simulates multiphase flow behavior

Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Partha Sarkar and students in his research lab are utilizing the department’s Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer (AABL) wind tunnel in the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory (WiST) to study how to prevent cables – such as those that hold up bridges and power lines – from “galloping” in high wind. Read about … Continue reading Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

Energy storage reliability and safety could be improved on everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines because of a research project involving an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University engineers. Chao Hu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is the principal investigator (PI) on a project titled “Physics-Based Probabilistic Prognostics for Battery Health Management.” Simon … Continue reading Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety

Iowa State graduate student receives Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award

Ravi Tutika, a materials science and engineering Ph.D. student, won the prestigious Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award for his paper entitled “Soft Multifunctional Composites Enabled Through Programmable Liquid Metal Microstructures.” The Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award is an award dedicated to graduate student research in adhesion science, given by the Adhesion Society. The … Continue reading Iowa State graduate student receives Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati

In the midst of a six-year career at General Electric (GE) working in research and development of low voltage switchgear, Alok Kumar Bharati felt it was time for a change. After already earning a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, as well as a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati