Innovative research in microfluidic soil sensor featured on front cover of journal

Iowa State University is no stranger to innovative research, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Liang Dong has proven just that. Dong’s research, which has been recently featured on the front cover of the journal Lab on a Chip, is about the development of tiny sensors helping farmers keep amounts of fertilizer under control in [Continue Reading…]

Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

When most of us drive our cars, we’re busy thinking about what’s on the radio, what we’re making for dinner and, hopefully, the other drivers and pedestrians around us. Most likely, we aren’t thinking about the elaborate computer systems keeping our vehicles running smoothly and safely. And thankfully, we don’t have to think about the [Continue Reading…]

Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu and colleagues have now had work featured as a “Research Highlight” in the journal Nature Reviews Materials. It stems from publication of “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” in the journal Angewandte Chemie in [Continue Reading…]

Transparent soil research continues in the L. Cademartiri lab

Ludovico Cademartiri and his research group have been working to provide tools for plant science and agronomy since 2012. After five years, their research has made major advancements for the plant science and agriculture communities enabling them to develop transparent soil technology and receive a generous grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [Continue Reading…]

ME, agronomy researchers team up to study robotics in agriculture

A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya, with co-PIs Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (associate professor, ME), Soumik Sarkar (assistant professor, ME), Asheesh Singh (assistant professor, Agronomy), and Arti Singh (adjunct assistant professor, Agronomy). The project is [Continue Reading…]

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier has been appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. He becomes just one of 11 individuals worldwide to hold this honor. A full listing of those on the Early Career Board can be found here. In a [Continue Reading…]

ECpE professor promoted to AIUM Fellow

This past October, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) recognized individuals who have contributed to the field of medical, scientific or engineering work-related ultrasound. Iowa State University Associate Professor Timothy Bigelow was honored by being promoted to an AIUM Fellow. Bigelow was nominated by existing fellow members and has been a senior member [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State ECpE researchers to collaborate on cybersecurity defense research

This month, researchers from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) will work with a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to conduct cybersecurity defense research, thanks to a contract from U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), awarded to the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI). The two universities will collaborate with cybersecurity industry consultants [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Air Force Research Laboratory develop real-time structural health monitoring technology

Iowa State University (ISU) and Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) explore the fastest methods of detecting damage to next-generation systems In January, researchers at Iowa State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate began collaboration to develop the fastest methods of conducting high-rate state estimation for complex systems, including aircraft, spacecraft [Continue Reading…]

ABE Extension: Verify calibration and distribution when applying manure

Better distribution of manure nitrogen can help reduce the need to apply supplemental N as sidedressing in spring, thus resulting in cost savings and water quality benefits.