Category: Research

Three Iowa State engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers have been selected for 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Leifur Leifsson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Matthew Panthani, assistant professor chemical and biological engineering, and Soumik Sarkar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, join 11 other active CAREER awards in the College of Engineering.

Cyclone Engineering undergrads to showcase research at Iowa Capitol

Cyclone Engineering undergraduates will present research posters at the Iowa Statehouse at the 14th annual Research in the Capitol event on April 1. Research in the Capitol highlights the important research being conducted by undergraduate students across the state. Students will interact with elected officials, university administrators and news media, discussing the impact their research could have on Iowa, the nation and the world. 

Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

CBE major and Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow researches creation of fuel for Mars space missions Like many other middle school students, Brandon Vance went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Now, as an undergraduate university researcher, he will be headed back to the nation’s capital with a spot in the prestigious Posters on … Continue reading Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

CoMFRE, Engineering’s newest research center, off to great start

After a long start-up process, the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE, is off to a great start. CoMFRE Start The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to CoMFRE after a multi-year application process with assistance from the College of Engineering. In order … Continue reading CoMFRE, Engineering’s newest research center, off to great start

Cyclone Engineers work with Iowa DOT to scale up tests of heated pavement

Iowa State engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to test heated-pavement technology developed on campus. The test slabs at the Iowa DOT are smarter and more complex than the research group’s previous tests at the Des Moines International Airport. And so far, preliminary tests indicate the system works well – even in this winter’s subzero temperatures.

Engineered nanoparticle discovery led by MSE’s Jiang makes cover of Nano Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of material science and engineering, led a research group that created a novel Janus nanocrystal platform to control nanoparticle self-assembly. Janus particles are fundamental new materials, and Jiang’s discovery opens opportunities in different areas including energy, drug delivery, disease diagnosis and therapy. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of Nano Letters.

Iowa State’s ME grad program climbs 11 points in 2020 rankings

Iowa State University’s graduate program in mechanical engineering climbed 11 points from last year, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings ranked Iowa State’s ME graduate program 37th, tied with the University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, the University of Notre Dame and North Carolina … Continue reading Iowa State’s ME grad program climbs 11 points in 2020 rankings

Civil engineering researcher’s work creates faster technologies for high-rate systems

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, 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”). Text-only version available.