Engineering faculty and staff awarded top honors during annual university awards ceremony

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

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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

Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

Iowa State University chemical engineering alumnus Michael Determan, a senior technical manager with 3M Company, has received the Industrial Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award recognizes significant contributions by individuals working in industries served by chemical engineers who have received their highest academic degree within the previous 17 years. … Continue reading Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

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Student Innovation Center construction crew building a common ground for collaboration

The Student Innovation Center construction crew is not only building a structure, but a common ground for teams to collaborate and innovate – a glass building with the ability to let light and new ideas shine through. Construction began in March 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2020, and features a unique design with unique construction challenges.

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

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