Category: Research

Two MSE students receive ISU Graduate College Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

Zhongming Fan and Ayuna Tsyrenova, graduate students at Iowa State University‘s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), recently received awards for their work: The Iowa State Graduate College Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, respectively. The research award recognizes graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations, while the … Continue reading Two MSE students receive ISU Graduate College Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

ECpE Senior Design teams win big

1st Place: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Sensing System for Soil Conditions Monitoring David Severson, Kyle Kehoe, Nathan Coonrod, Sok Yan Poon, Jacob Verheyen Adviser: Shuo Yang & Dr. Yang Zhang Currently, measuring changes and gathering data on soil moisture and temperature is not only expensive, but also occasionally unreliable. But this senior design t eam … Continue reading ECpE Senior Design teams win big

CBE grad students honored for research and teaching excellence

Two chemical and biological engineering graduate students have been honored for research and teaching excellence. Anuraag Boddupalli received the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, recognizing both his outstanding success in research work and in engaging CBE students. Fatima Enam is the department’s nominee for the Iowa State University Brown Graduate Fellowship, a fellowship offered by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

ME students receive Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

Congrats to the following ME graduate students who were recognized by ISU’s Graduate College with the Research Excellence (REx) and Teaching Excellence (TEx) Awards:   Jake Lindstrom (REx) Sayani Maity (TEx) Heather Muchowski (TEx) Ryan Ogren (TEx) Mohammadkazem Sadoughi (REx) Srilok Srinivasan (REx) Cheng-Hao Wu (REx)

Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

A research group consisting of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Valery I. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student S. Ehsan Esfahani; and former ISU Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student (currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan) Iman Ghamarian … Continue reading Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

A project by a mechanical engineering researcher could improve manufacturing processes for agriculture equipment companies in Iowa and beyond. Jaime J. Juárez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), and his research team have been studying ways that composites can be modified to create a stronger, more durable end product. Their research was the cover … Continue reading ME research project aims to improve manufacturing processes using acoustic fields

Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

Zhe Li, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering, has recently been named a recipient of the 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award at the Gold level. Selection for this award is “highly competitive and receiving a gold or silver award is certainly one that you can reflect upon with pride for … Continue reading Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

Visual poster of the work Mike Perez is doing for the CCEE department, dealing with saturated buffers on Iowa farms

ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).

CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Balaji Narasimhan will be honored by the U.S. Society for Biomaterials (SFB) for outstanding achievements and contributions in that discipline. Narasimhan will receive the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature during a ceremony at the SFB Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle, Washington in April … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan to be awarded by biomaterials organization

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Partha Sarkar has been elected as a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). The SEI is one of the nine institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an organization that has more than 150,000 members in 177 countries. Of 34,000 SEI members, only 234 are Fellows in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar receives honor for work in wind engineering

Iowa State accelerates research with new HPC cluster

A new $1.2 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was recently installed in Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center to strengthen and support computing-based research and education. The new cluster has twice the computational power as previous clusters and will aid in research ranging from weather modeling to data analytics for digital agriculture, and beyond.

Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes outstanding IEEE members and elevates them to IEEE Fellows. This year at Iowa State University, two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members, Professor Namrata Vaswani and Professor Emeritus Nicola Elia, both received the IEEE Fellow honor. “It is indeed a well deserved recognition in … Continue reading Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows