College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Breaking barriers in filtration: CoMFRE researchers developing new approach to maintaining colloidal filtration systems

Jaime Juarez, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Michael Olsen, professor of mechanical engineering, have secured an NSF award to study an innovative approach to maintaining colloidal filtration systems. Juarez and Olsen are exploring using acoustic waves to break apart colloid buildup and or prevent buildup from developing.

Dr. Manure: Filling fields at the forefront of environmental awareness

Not all of us spend a lot of time talking about it – that is, until we smell it. But for Dr. Manure, it’s a different story. Dan Andersen, also known as Dr. Manure, is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering that’s pretty much the expert to go to on the topic of manure.

Yue Wu named to collaboration role with Office of Vice President for Research

Yue Wu, professor and Herbert L. Stiles Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will serve the Research Faculty Fellow role focused on research opportunities with the Department of Defense (DoD) and allied industry partners.

Building green fertilizer system to reuse waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wenzhen Li, professor of chemical and biological engineering and the Herbert L. Stiles Faculty Fellow, will lead Iowa State’s work on the new $4 million project, joined by Liang Dong, the Vikram L. Dalal Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and other colleagues

Ted Heindel receives ASME 2023 Freeman Scholar Award

Theodore (Ted) J. Heindel, the Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, University Professor of mechanical engineering, and director of Iowa State’s Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE), has been selected to receive the 2023 Freeman Scholar Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Nigel Reuel named Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor Nigel Reuel has been named the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering.

Fynn Reinbacher fires up oxy-fuel combustion project in Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship

Fynn Reinbacher, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering and a graduate assistant in CoMFRE affiliate James Michael’s research group, was a Gas Turbine Industrial Fellow at Southwest Research Institute. Reinbacher focused on three projects in oxy-fuel combustion, contributing unique multi-phase flow research expertise he developed at Iowa State.

BioMaP undergrad research program underway

Twenty-one undergraduate students from Iowa State and around the nation are ready for a summer of hands-on research in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experiences for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program.