Category: Research

Eliot Winer, director of the virtual reality applications center at Iowa State

Eliot Winer named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)

Eliot Winer has been named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) effective July 1. He has served as an associate director of VRAC since 2009, and is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Winer replaces James Oliver, who was named director of the Student Innovation Center earlier this year. In addition … Continue reading Eliot Winer named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)

Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

Two teams from Iowa State University placed in the top 10 at the 2019 International Data Mining Cup. A team of Iowa State students from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) and statistics departments took the top spot at the competition which just celebrated its 20th year. The team consisted of Qihao Zhang (Statistics), … Continue reading Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

Shan Jiang’s biobased UV-blocking coating featured in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team, have recently been published in high-impact ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces for the article titled, “Thin Biobased Transparent UV-Blocking Coating Enabled by Nanoparticle Self-Assembly.” The first author is Emily Olson, graduate student in materials science and engineering. Coauthors include Yifan Li and Ayuna Tsyrenova, both … Continue reading Shan Jiang’s biobased UV-blocking coating featured in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

ECpE’s Ramamoorthy receives NSF funding for work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $500,000 to a professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for “Leveraging Coding Techniques for Distributed Computing.” Aditya Ramamoorthy, funded for his work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation, is the sole principal investigator on the project. “Computing clusters that process huge … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy receives NSF funding for work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation

Two ECpE engineers receive Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to revamp EE lab exercises

Two engineers with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) have been awarded a Miller Open Education Mini-Grant for their proposal entitled, “Open Signals and Systems Lab Exercises.” ECpE’s Professor Julie Dickerson and Adjunct Assistant Professor Andrew Bolstad received the award to revamp the laboratory portion of the ISU course Electrical Engineering … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to revamp EE lab exercises

Adobe awards gift funds for ongoing research collaboration with ECpE professor

Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer software company engaged in digital and cloud publishing, multimedia, advertising and more, has awarded new gift funds to Iowa State University Harpole Professor Ratnesh Kumar. The gift, in support of Kumar’s research activities of the ESSeNCE (Embedded Software, Sensors, Networks, Cyberphysical, and Energy) lab he directs, is part of an ongoing research … Continue reading Adobe awards gift funds for ongoing research collaboration with ECpE professor

ECpE student wins Best Poster Award at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Ph.D. student with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently won first prize in the Student Poster Award contest at the Midwest Machine Learning Symposium (MMLS) 2019. Konstantinidis, who performed his research jointly with ECpE Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy, won for his poster titled, “Speeding up Distributed Computing through Coding.” … Continue reading ECpE student wins Best Poster Award at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Predicting fuel drop-wall interactions, optimizing engine performance

Modern internal combustion engines power military ground transportation and unmanned air vehicles (UAV). But in certain operating conditions fuel drops can significantly impinge on the engine piston surface of these engines, affecting the fuel mixture distribution and performance – and the success of missions. Song-Charng Kong, professor of mechanical engineering, and James Michael, assistant professor … Continue reading Predicting fuel drop-wall interactions, optimizing engine performance

MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering honors Xiaoli Tan, professor, and Zhongming Fan, graduate research assistant, who have made the cover of Applied Physics Letters for their research studying a dual-stimuli in-situ transmission electron microscopy technique. They demonstrated the technique on the relaxor ceramic 0.75(Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3–0.25SrTiO3 and proved that this technique is indispensable for exploring the rich … Continue reading MSE research duo makes cover of Applied Physics Letters

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