Category: Research

Jim Dautremont

ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic vastly altered the everyday lives of people across the globe, a group of mechanical engineering (ME) faculty and staff at Iowa State University were working on ways to bring virtual, hands-on labs into the homes of students via the internet. In 2012, Jonathan Wickert, then dean of Iowa State’s College … Continue reading ME faculty, staff developing methods for teaching hands-on labs via the internet

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data From power engineering to computer science, Kaveh Dehghanpour, a postdoctoral research associate at Iowa State University since 2018 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working on a monumental project with the Department of Energy (DOE) to leverage data science and machine … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

The innovative research of wound healing through the use of resonant sensors will take a step forward in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) thanks to a 3M young faculty award received by Nigel Reuel. Reuel, assistant professor, Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow and Black and Veatch Building a … Continue reading CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award

Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award Farming and agriculture are the core of the Midwest, and especially Iowa — so enhancing sustainable farming practices is a must at Iowa State University. Ratnesh Kumar, Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa … Continue reading Sustainable agriculture in the cloud: ECpE’s Kumar receives $600,000 NSF award

Image of corn connected to electronic sensors at Iowa State's Plant Sciences Institute.

A Fitbit for Plants

We all wear or know someone who wears a fitness tracker, or an activity monitor. But what sort of impact could be made on food security if we had a tracker for our plants’ health?

Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

Ethan Secor’s family has a long history with Iowa State. This includes his grandfather, Gerald Secor (B.S. ‘48), along with 15 living ISU alumni, and extends back over a century. Secor will continue this family tradition when he joins the ME faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2020. Secor grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, … Continue reading Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

A map displays existing high voltage power transmission lines in the US

Coming Together at the Seams

Transporting generated electricity is much more efficient than transporting fuel stock, but it cannot yet happen from coast to coast. In this episode of Factor Analysis, we talk to Dr. James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering to find out why, what it would take, and what Iowa State’s role is in the process.

Tracing food commodities – In bulk

Being able to trace your food from farm to fork has become a necessity for many consumers. ISU ABE professor, Charles Hurburgh, and his team are setting better practices for effective bulk commodity traceability. Bulk food products are often blended and thought to be impossible to track through their supply chains.