College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Two with CCEE ties elected to the National Academy of Construction

Two Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Construction 2021 class. Vilas S Mujumdar, professor of practice in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and alumnus Rao Surampalli (’85 PhD civil engr) are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field.

Q&A with International Space Station astronauts in upcoming live broadcast; ISU watch party planned

Questions from youth across Iowa will be asked of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in a live broadcast arranged by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and Iowa State Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State’s undergrad IE program ranked 20th

Iowa State University’s undergraduate program in industrial engineering is ranked 20th in the nation, according to the “Best Colleges 2022” rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Iowa State’s IE program, which was first established at Iowa State in 1919, is one of just three programs within the College of Engineering to crack the top 25.

MSE’s Trivedi is PI of project carried on NASA Space X23 rocket to ISS

Dr. Rohit Trivedi, a senior scientist at Ames Laboratory and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, is the Principal Investigator of a physical science investigation known as DEvice for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization – Directional Solidification Insert-Reflight (DSI-R), being carried on the Space X23 rocket to resupply the International Space Station.

Building for the Future

Thanks to a $42 million gift commitment from C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen, the department will have a new facility that will serve as its home and provide technically enhanced research laboratory and learning spaces where industrial engineering students can gain the knowledge to design tomorrow’s innovative, nimble and intelligent processes needed now more than ever across all industrial sectors.

Lights. Instruments. Action!

The Iowa State University Cyclone Football ‘Varsity’ Marching Band is performing during the 2018 Band Extravaganza. The drumline is equipped with lights that flash different colors every time they hit their drums and the crowd goes wild over the spectacle. This is when Jacob Schmieder, a trumpet player in the band, came up with a business idea.

CCEE’s Alipour and Shafei receive Bridging the Divide grant to address disaster response

Alice Alipour and Behrouz Shafei, both Cerwick Faculty Fellows and associate professors of civil, construction and environmental engineering, are on an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University researchers selected to receive the 2021 Bridging the Divide seed grant. The $25,000 award will be used to investigate methods of expediting post-disaster safety assessments of structures.

Black and Veatch Faculty Fellowship for Roling’s computational tools-based research

Luke Roling, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently named a Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellow in Engineering.