Prof. Cochran receives intellectual property award at university ceremony

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Eric Cochran was honored for receiving the Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property at the recent university awards ceremony. The award recognizes individuals or teams of faculty or professional and scientific staff for outstanding university-based achievements in producing intellectual property. Chris Williams, professor of civil, construction and environmental … Continue reading Prof. Cochran receives intellectual property award at university ceremony

ABE’s Helmers named director for Iowa Nutrient Research Center

Matt Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. The center funds research by scientists at Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters.

ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, has received Iowa State’s Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Ganapathysubramanian joined the ME faculty at Iowa State in 2008 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014 and to full professor in 2018. He also holds a courtesy appointment in electrical and … Continue reading ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

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ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant

This research feature is a 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”).     

ABE professor recognized for peer-review work

Publons recently recognized Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor Jacek Koziel for his ongoing work in the field of peer reviews. Publons, a distinguished peer-review source, celebrated the #SentinelsofScience with the 2018 Global Peer-Review Awards. Koziel was named as a top reviewer for environment/ecology and a top reviewer for chemistry. The Publons Top Reviewer … Continue reading ABE professor recognized for peer-review work

MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, recently received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The award was given for his project entitled “Rapid, High Force Actuators through Mechanically ‘Invisible’ Heat Sinks.” According to DARPA’s website, “The objective of the DARPA Young … Continue reading MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He … Continue reading IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

Stronger, cheaper, greener foundations for offshore renewable energy generation

Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is studying how to improve foundation design of tidal current turbines – with an aim of helping offshore renewable energy generation go mainstream. Her project examining suction caissons as an economical and green option for tidal turbines is supported by an NSF CAREER award.

CBE’s Jarboe selected for Iowa State Biotechnology Council

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor Laura Jarboe has been selected as a new College of Engineering member for the Iowa State University Biotechnology Council. She is one of four new members from across the university who have joined the group. The council, part of the Iowa State University Office of Biotechnology, … Continue reading CBE’s Jarboe selected for Iowa State Biotechnology Council

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

A new post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Aerospace Engineering will be the department’s next guest seminar lecturer September 13. Dr. Shangyan Zou will present “Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe. Zou’s research interests include optimal control of wave energy converters and space trajectory optimization. Zou has come to Iowa … Continue reading Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Ossama Abdelkhalik has been appointed the Iowa State University representative to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The USRA is a non-profit organization that supports the pursuit of development and application of space-related science, technology and engineering. Among many other functions, it maintains a 110-member Council of Institutions, a … Continue reading AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series again features a slate of highly regarded scientists in many specialties set to bring their research expertise to Iowa State University and a record 87 chemical engineering graduate students. Currently, 17 guest presenters are booked for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, with more additions possible at later … Continue reading Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation