Celebration of life and work: Former CCEE Chair Lowell Greimann

Former chair of CCEE department leaves lasting legacy for student support and advanced structural engineering research Finding ways to build the best bridges and ensure public safety was a large part of Lowell Greimann’s work at Iowa State University (ISU). For some who worked with the structural engineering professor and former CCEE department chair, that … Continue reading Celebration of life and work: Former CCEE Chair Lowell Greimann

Graduate students, undergraduate students, and judges gather up for a group photo following awards at the research showcase. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

Students from five focus areas present at poster competition Students budget time each November to get ready to defend their research findings and answer questions during the Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. This year, the symposium was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Howe Hall Atrium … Continue reading Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

Making an early mark on healthcare

Few college freshmen have the opportunity to impact the world’s healthcare needs, but one Iowa State University student was given that chance. Shawn Flanigan became a joint first author on an innovative research paper as an undergraduate student at Iowa State. Beginning the research during his freshman year, the now junior studying mechanical engineering joined … Continue reading Making an early mark on healthcare

Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

Kristen Cetin and Soumik Sarkar recently received research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Cetin, an assistant professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering with a courtesy appointment in mechanical engineering, is the lead for a project entitled “Simulation, Challenge Testing & Validation of Occupancy Recognition & CO2 Technologies.” Cetin’s project falls within Category … Continue reading Two CoE researchers receive funding to improve energy efficiency in buildings

ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

The U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (MFR) is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, which is an area prone to hurricanes. During the event of a hurricane warning, the commander must make timely decisions to protect the safety of the personnel and set up alternate headquarters in order to facilitate an orderly evacuation. An assistant professor from … Continue reading IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

Students members of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), along with friends, gather up for a group photo during Sunday's compost project. Photos by Kate Tindall.

Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind

Students, faculty take a new look at using compost on campus during volunteer opportunity Iowa State University (ISU) produces between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of compost every year. * Where does it all go? Students and faculty in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department (CCEE) are finding a new way to use this pure … Continue reading Changing Town Engineering: students host green initiative with future in mind

Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

A grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Hong Kong Program is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) for a ten-month stay as a visiting scientist. Si (Season) Chen began working with Professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier in October. For Chen, that has worked out just fine: “Iowa State was my first choice when I … Continue reading Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

This article was originally featured on Iowa State University News Services by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read the original article. AMES, Iowa – Reports of missing parts, machinery problems or any other issues on a factory floor don’t always move quickly to decision-makers. Sometimes, data collection is workers writing a few notes on a … Continue reading Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

Mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The status of Fellow is bestowed upon ASME members with 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the organization. Of the approximately 130,000 ASME members, roughly 3,000 … Continue reading ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow

ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

A mechanical engineering graduate student bested 42 of his peers to take first place at Iowa State’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition on Monday. Alex Wrede, who is pursuing a PhD in ME, discussed Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and the cavitation of micro bubbles during the competition which was hosted by Iowa State’s Graduate … Continue reading ME grad student wins ISU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

Iowa State engineers are exploring new approaches to produce biobased chemicals and fuels through electrochemistry. Molecules derived from biomass are typically highly oxygenated, and require chemical transformations before they can be used as fuels or for the production of chemical products. One common transformation is hydrogenation – that is the addition of hydrogen – which … Continue reading Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2 after a battle with duodenal cancer. Reilly, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 2014, came to the department as an associate professor and researcher in 1974 after a stint at the DuPont Company in its … Continue reading CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

The new engineering education

Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department knows there is more to these subjects than just equations and code. Postdoctoral researcher Nick Fila is on a mission to prove the depth of electrical and computer engineering through new learning experiences. Fila was hired as the post-doc for Iowa State’s Reinventing the Instructional and … Continue reading The new engineering education

Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team

Eighteen undergraduate students representing Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering took part in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The event brings together chemical engineering students, educators, industry professionals and more from around the nation to attend information sessions, networking events, competitions and more, in what is … Continue reading Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team