Category: Research

ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project … Continue reading ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s 2019-20 Graduate Seminar Series has begun, and will again provide a showcase of current chemical engineering research from some of the nation’s leading scientists. The seminars are part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students, but are open to all Iowa State graduate and undergraduate students, … Continue reading CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

ECpE’s Zheng receives NSF grant for proposing reliable HPC file system checkers to prevent data corruption

    Most likely, all of us have data that we don’t want to lose. But how do we know that data will be reliably kept? Where is it stored, and how does it stay secure? In national labs, large companies or universities, a high-performance computing (HPC) center is often needed to store large quantities … Continue reading ECpE’s Zheng receives NSF grant for proposing reliable HPC file system checkers to prevent data corruption

Synergy between research and application: Project collaboration with CoMFRE and student organization

We put a lot of things in a kitchen microwave, from Hot Pockets to leftover lasagna. But what about rocket propellant? That’s essentially what Travis Sippel and his team are doing in a Young Investigator Project (YIP) with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. More specifically (and more safely), they are testing methods to dynamically … Continue reading Synergy between research and application: Project collaboration with CoMFRE and student organization

ME research project to examine two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

Flexible circuits, sensors, and low power transistors could become more feasible with the help of a research grant recently awarded to a mechanical engineering professor. Xinwei Wang, a professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a $337,730 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. The project, “Conjugated Energy Transport … Continue reading ME research project to examine two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Research led by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei has taken off – literally – into space with the NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Sheidaei was selected as one of a handful of principal investigators from around the nation to oversee various projects involving rodents in microgravity on board the SpaceX … Continue reading Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

The intersection of research and education: New NSF award for Subramaniam

“We’ve been collaborating informally, just motivated by the science questions, without any funding for a year or so. As we were working out those science questions, we thought, ‘Hey, we should really move this forward,’” said Shankar Subramaniam, professor of mechanical engineering. Subramaniam and collaborators from Minnesota and Michigan recently received funding for a three-year … Continue reading The intersection of research and education: New NSF award for Subramaniam

ME’s Chandra receives lifetime achievement award from ASME

Mechanical engineering professor Abhijit Chandra has received a prestigious award from a top organization in his field. Earlier this month, Chandra received the Excellence in Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division. This lifetime achievement award was bestowed upon Chandra because of advancements he has made in … Continue reading ME’s Chandra receives lifetime achievement award from ASME