Category: Research

Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the corresponding author on a paper featured on the cover of Physical Chemistry Letters. The image on the cover is from the article “Unique Orientation of the Solid−Solid Interface at the Janus Particle Boundary Induced by Ionic Liquids.” The results of this study highlight the … Continue reading Shan Jiang’s solid−solid interface at the Janus particle boundary discoveries on cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Connor Smith has been chosen as the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Lawrence E. Burkhart Memorial Award recipient for the fall 2020 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon one graduating senior each semester, named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. The recipient is selected by department faculty. Burkhart, … Continue reading Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

A team of Iowa State University industrial engineering students took first place in a national contest which showcased their ingenuity in the time of COVID-19. The Iowa State team bested the field in the Data Analytics and Information Systems division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Mobile/Web App Competition. The contest recognizes … Continue reading Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click … Continue reading Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach … Continue reading IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

A team of Cyclone Engineers are the recipients of a national award in part because of advancements they have made in the field of nondestructive evaluation, specifically in thermal imaging. Hantang Qin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University, is the lead on the project titled “Data fusion approaches … Continue reading Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

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Cyclone Engineer Balaji Narasimhan, ISU Nanovaccine Institute awarded $2 million CARES Act grant to study COVID-19 nanovaccine

The state of Iowa has designated $2 million in federal CARES Act funding to support university research and development of a nanovaccine to protect against COVID-19 infections. Researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, led by Balaji Narasimhan, director of the Nanovaccine Institute, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, will work together on a nanovaccine they expect will be needle-free, single-dose and won’t require refrigeration.

An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Gymnasts are often meticulous in their routines. They perfect their bodily mechanics to make their routine as efficient as possible. As a former student-athlete, Courtney Middelkoop is now applying this mindset to her company. After completing her M.S. in industrial engineering (IE) in fall 2019, Middelkoop returned to her hometown in suburban Dallas, Texas and … Continue reading An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset