Category: Research

ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

A mechanical engineering professor has received funding from the Department of Defense to study film thickness using Raman spectroscopy. The Defense MicroElectronics Activity division of the Department of Defense awarded ME professor Xinwei Wang a $315,000 grant to develop a new technology that can measure film thickness at the nanometer (nm) level. “There could be … Continue reading ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

ME grad student receives industry award

A mechanical engineering graduate student has been recognized by an international optical component manufacturer for his research on microplastic contamination in water. Anthony LoCurto, a Ph.D. candidate in ME, is a recipient of Edmund Optics’ (EO) 2018 Education Award. The “award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, … Continue reading ME grad student receives industry award

Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is pleased to announce the new lineup of guest presenters for spring semester in its Graduate Seminar Series. Noted researchers and educators from institutions around the nation, including Iowa State, will make their way to Sweeney Hall throughout the semester to share their expertise in a variety … Continue reading Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

MSE graduate student Dohgyu Hwang receives Go for the Gold Award

Dohgyu Hwang, graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is this year’s recipient of the Melba and Karl Gschneidner Go for the Gold Award. The award, presented by the MSE department, was established by Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner, Jr., with the honorarium he received as recipient of … Continue reading MSE graduate student Dohgyu Hwang receives Go for the Gold Award

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