Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing new catalysts made of rust nanostructures that convert light into fuel faster and cheaper than other leading catalysts. Her research holds the promise of using hydrogen as a sustainable clean energy.
Two Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty were recognized on Sept. 7 at the 2017 College of Engineering (COE) Convocation. Professor David C. Jiles and Assistant Professor Meng Lu received awards for their accomplishments within the department. Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Jiles received the titles of Palmer Professor in Electrical … Continue reading ECpE faculty honored at college convocation
Mechanical engineering professor Xinwei Wang and his research team recently had a research paper featured on the back cover of the journal ChemPhysChem. Below is the abstract from the paper entitled “Identifying the Crystalline Orientation of Black Phosphorus by Using Optothermal Raman Spectroscopy”: Current polarized Raman-based techniques for identifying the crystalline orientation of black phosphorus suffer … Continue reading ME professor’s research featured on back cover of ‘ChemPhysChem’
Navreet Mahal, a 4th-year PhD student co-majoring in Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture, is currently researching corn stalk sap nitrates to evaluate a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Mahal’s work is part of a collaboration between Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). ECpE’s Associate Professor Liang Dong’s group … Continue reading Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs
Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been named to the Midwest Energy News 2017 “40 Under 40” award program. The program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Recipients and past 40 Under 40 honorees will … Continue reading CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”
Cyclone engineer Santosh Pandey helped lead a project that demonstrates an engineering technology used in cell studies can also be used for drug testing on parasitic roundworms used as a model whole organism. In this case, the technology quickly developed a cocktail of four drugs that was effective in paralyzing the roundworms.
Congratulations to Simon Laflamme and Beth Hartmann for being honored at the Iowa State University Annual Awards. Laflame is an associate professor with the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), who also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the Award for Early Achievement in Research, … Continue reading Hartmann and Laflamme honored at Iowa State Annual Awards
Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems
Professors Balaji Narasimhan and Monica Lamm of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recognized during the university’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, was honored for being named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, and Lamm was recognized as a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards
Given her background in food and agricultural engineering, recently hired mechanical engineering associate professor Carmen Gomes feels that she’s bringing something unique to the department. “I believe I can bring my expertise when it comes to chemistry, biology, and interactions with interfaces in materials to the mechanical engineering world,” she said. Gomes excelled at biology, … Continue reading ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair Surya Mallapragada has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The academy is composed of scientists from institutions of learning around the world who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to and leadership in medical and biological engineering. The … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
Chinmay Hegde, assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has been named a Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellow in Engineering. His research, focusing on algorithmic aspects of machine learning, was impactful in his nomination. It involves designing algorithms for extracting meaningful information from … Continue reading Hegde named fellow for research in big data
In today’s technology-driven world, the need to have information instantaneously is growing. Big data can be of large “volume,” meaning the number of bytes required to store the data, as well as high “velocity,” or a high rate of change. The field of analyzing such massive, fast-changing data is called “streaming analytics.” Iowa State University … Continue reading Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams
Researchers explore greener methods for incorporating high-percentage recycled asphalt pavement mixture into roadways Late last month, a team of Iowa State University (ISU) researchers and industry partners gathered in Crawford County, Iowa, for the unveiling of an exciting development in how engineers use renewable resources in jobsites. Chris Williams is a professor of geotechnical/materials engineering … Continue reading Iowa State University engineers use innovative rejuvenator to recycle asphalt pavement