College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Agronomists join forces with engineering students to create innovative in-field research chamber to breed heat tolerant varieties

A multidisciplinary project at Iowa State University is harnessing engineering to solve agronomic challenges, enlisting undergraduates to develop an innovative research chamber to study soybeans’ responses in the field to current and future climate conditions.

Two CBE postdocs receive excellence awards

Postdocs Jungkuk Lee and Susheel Kumar Nethi of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) have been awarded Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence Awards from the Graduate College of Iowa State University.

ME grad student completes his 4th RAGBRAI

While he could have just spent his summer in the comfort of an air-conditioned lab, mechanical engineering (ME) graduate student Nick Schnoebelen decided to brave the heat and trek more than 450 miles across Iowa’s northern terrain on his bike. Schnoebelen, a M.S. student in ME, recently completed his fourth full RAGBRAI route.

CBE research group’s article featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society

The work being done by the research groups of Chemical and Biological Engineering professors Eric Cochran, Brent Shanks, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier is making headlines. The article “ Bioenabled Platform to Access Polyamides with Built-In Target Properties,” which is a result of their research, has been featured on the June cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

Cyclone Rocketry overcomes difficulties, nets best-ever showing in Spaceport America competition

After a variety of challenges and delays at the Spaceport America Cup (SAC) intercollegiate rocket competition, it all came right for Cyclone Rocketry. The team of Iowa State University students was rewarded with a second-place overall finish in its division, and 14th place overall in the event, the best-ever showing for the ISU effort.

Two AerE grad students shine in conference research paper competition

Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students Nianhong Han and Anvesh Dhulipalla have taken second best and third best paper honors, respectively, in a prestigious international competition.

Cutting-Edge Research in an Ever-Changing Field: ABE 410 Brings the Future of Ag Automation into the Classroom 

In ABE 410, class is about more than machine design – it’s about learning how to design, communicate and operate projects in an ever-changing and always advancing field: ag automation. Agriculture is one of the fastest moving fields in regards to technology – designing successful autosteer features for tractors as early as 1999.

Summer of undergrad research underway in Aerospace Engineering with LAUNCH-UAS

The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s LAUNCH-UAS undergraduate research program has initiated its takeoff for 2022.
Eight students from around the nation are making Iowa State University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) their summer home for the ten-week program.

Expanded BioMaP undergrad research program underway with 18 students

Students from Iowa State University and around the nation are settling in for a summer of hands-on research work with ISU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with the BioMaP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates.

Oviedo, Spain summer lab in full swing with support from Whitney scholarships

A cohort of 11 chemical engineering students have embarked on the study abroad summer lab program that many point to as the highlight of their undergraduate experience in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Iowa State University. Accompanied by CBE faculty member, teaching professor Stephanie Loveland, the group is now in Oviedo, Spain participating in the chemical engineering summer lab experience, which is conducted in collaboration with faculty and facilities at the University of Oviedo.

Teaching/research awards honor four AerE grad students

Four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work with Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented each fall and spring semester to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching.

Four Seniors in ABE Design, Assemble and Install Machine in Poultry Farm for Safety and Efficiency

In the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, research can range from power machinery, to occupational safety, to piglet research and other research in between. For four seniors in the department: Austin Marshek, Max Lindgren, Logan Heims and Hunter Frerichs, their research for their senior capstone project combines many of these elements – livestock, machinery and safety.

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