Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies

Interdisciplinary research explores ways that communities recover from economic shock and methods for struggling populations to adapt Last week, Iowa State University announced the recipients of the fall 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grant Program. Cristina Poleacovschi, assistant professor of construction engineering and principal investigator of the research project, “Resilient Micropolitan Areas: Evaluating Coping … Continue reading Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies

NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor and Jack and Carol Johnson Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She is one of eight recipients of the award from Iowa State this year, seven of whom are from the College of Engineering. Shao’s … Continue reading NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao; research project includes STEM education component

ME researcher named Plant Science Institute Faculty Scholar

Funding from Iowa State’s Plant Science Institute will allow a mechanical engineering researcher to study ways to assist farmers in Iowa and across the globe in growing food. Soumik Sarkar, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, will receive $75,000 in funding per year over the next three years for his research project. This project combines … Continue reading ME researcher named Plant Science Institute Faculty Scholar

Countdown is on for CySat-1 student project; your donation can help make history

The chance to make history will be riding into orbit with a student-led satellite project in Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. And you have the opportunity to help make it a reality. Cyclone Satellite -1 (or CySat-1 for short) will be the first satellite from the state of Iowa built and launched by a … Continue reading Countdown is on for CySat-1 student project; your donation can help make history

ME grad student receives tribology research award

A mechanical engineering graduate student looks to advance the field of tribology and lubrication engineering with an award he received from that field’s largest technical society. Sougata Roy, a PhD candidate in ME, recently received the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ (STLE) Early Career Award in the student category. Tribology is the study of … Continue reading ME grad student receives tribology research award

Wu research gets “Very Important Paper” distinction in prominent publication

A manuscript by the research group of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been published by Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and has been selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) by the publisher. “Manipulating Band Structure through Reconstruction of Binary Metal Sulfide towards High-Performance, Eco-Friendly and Cost-Efficient … Continue reading Wu research gets “Very Important Paper” distinction in prominent publication

Winners of CBE’s Perfect Pitch research competition announced

With the final tick of the 90-second timer the voting tabulations began in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s inaugural “Perfect Pitch” graduate student research competition. All chemical engineering graduate students were required to address the question, “So, what kind of research do you do?” in a timed, 90-second presentation with the use of … Continue reading Winners of CBE’s Perfect Pitch research competition announced

Downey right and Laflamme discuss research in a laboratory. Photo by Tindall.

Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

With ingenuity, this civil engineering doctoral candidate earned a patent for research that he completed as an outstanding undergraduate student. If you ask Austin Downey whether undergraduate research affected his goals, you will probably hear this: “It made my career.” “I loved it,” Downey, who is a doctoral candidate studying civil engineering at Iowa State … Continue reading Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

AerE professor Meyendorf elected fellow in SPIE optics, phonics society

Department of Aerospace Engineering associate professor Norbert Meyendorf has been elected a Fellow in SPIE, the international society for optics and phonics. The honor recognizes his achievements in nondestructive testing. In announcing the honor, SPIE stated “Meyendorf has made remarkable achievements that have significantly influenced the research and practice in nondestructive evaluation (NDE), especially in … Continue reading AerE professor Meyendorf elected fellow in SPIE optics, phonics society

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop

Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy gave a keynote talk at the 2018 Australian Communication Theory Workshop at the University of Newcastle Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018. This workshop, held annually, brings together Australian researchers in the areas of telecommunications, signal processing, coding and information theory. The workshop featured three keynote talks, one of … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop