Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate student finds abundant interdisciplinary research opportunities at ISU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) Sajed Sadati had three top considerations when he was looking for a graduate school: his topic of study, his advisers, and the college from which he would earn his degree. He found all three at Iowa State, and … Continue reading Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ECpE faculty and team awarded the McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund

Iowa State University faculty recently won an award for their research in developing tests and assessments to help patients with blood disorders and bleeding risks. Xuefeng Wang from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dana Levine from Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Long Que from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were the recipients of … Continue reading ECpE faculty and team awarded the McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund

Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool® are closer than ever to the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is markedly more energy efficient than current gas compression systems. Currently, residential and commercial cooling consumes about one out of every five kilowatt-hours of electricity generated in the U.S., but a caloric refrigeration system … Continue reading Two cool: a pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators

CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is celebrating two faculty members who have been named recipients of university awards. Associate Professor Eric Cochran has been named to receive the ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property. It honors faculty members who have made important intellectual property contributions at the university, preferably leading to … Continue reading CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, one of the highest honors for faculty in the College of Engineering. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate transportation engineering student finds caring community 2,000 miles from home Willine Richardson rates Iowa State friendliness as “top-notch.” “It reminds me of home a lot, because of the hospitality …,” she says. “You can meet anyone, from any part of the world, to be honest. I’ve met so many people from different places.” Richardson … Continue reading Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Three ME professors receive university awards

Three professors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received 2018 university awards. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is presented by the Iowa Board of Regents and recognizes “tenured faculty members [who] are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the university or … Continue reading Three ME professors receive university awards

Engineers study nanodefects suspected of causing early failures of electrical materials

AMES, Iowa – Tiny defects in electrical insulating materials may lead to breakdowns, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Xiaoli Tan, an Iowa State University professor of materials science and engineering, is working to understand how those nanoscale defects, when subject to extreme electric fields, evolve into material failures. Those … Continue reading Engineers study nanodefects suspected of causing early failures of electrical materials

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research … Continue reading Q&A with Hossein Taheri

A group of freshman conduct research during a final session of FRI. Photos by Tindall.

Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Freshman Research Initiative continues to grow in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) keeps doors open. That’s what Olivia Taylor has found. “I would encourage others to take part in undergraduate research, or doing the FRI opportunity,” she says. “I think a lot of the times, even … Continue reading Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

ECpE student awarded graduate NSF fellowship

Leif Bauer, electrical engineering senior with Iowa State University’s  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF websites stated the 2,000 fellowship awardees were chosen from more than 12,000 applicants. The fellowship recruits high-potential scientists and engineers early in their careers and supports … Continue reading ECpE student awarded graduate NSF fellowship

Mohamed Elkashef (Photos courtesy Elkashef)

CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Postdoctoral researcher earns first Karas Award in history of Iowa State’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (CCEE) Mohamed Elkashef has been selected by Iowa State University’s Graduate College as the recipient of the 2018 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering discipline. The award recognizes a superior dissertation … Continue reading CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

It was a big three days recently for Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student Dillon Hurd and pitches promoting his biomedical research project. Hurd, who will be graduating with a Master of Engineering degree May 3 (with plans to continue on into a Ph.D. program here at Iowa State), picked up two second place finishes … Continue reading ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration

Kaitlin Bratlie is an associate professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering. She has been a biomaterial researcher and professor at Iowa State since 2011. Bratlie earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley … Continue reading Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration