College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Two Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty members have been selected for the 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Fellows Program. Ramesh Kanwar, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, and Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and engineering department, will spend one year on assignment at …Continue reading “Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program”

Mechanical engineering researchers develop new approach for additive manufacturing

A team of mechanical engineering researchers at Iowa State University have developed what they hope can become a new, more efficient method for 3D printing of complex CAD models. Adarsh Krishnamurthy, associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is leading the effort with support from ME students Sambit Ghadai and Anushrut Jignasu. The findings from their …Continue reading “Mechanical engineering researchers develop new approach for additive manufacturing”

Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

A team of Cyclone Engineers are the recipients of a national award in part because of advancements they have made in the field of nondestructive evaluation, specifically in thermal imaging. Hantang Qin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University, is the lead on the project titled “Data fusion approaches …Continue reading “Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers”

Summer research internship leads to journal paper for ME student

Patience has paid off for one mechanical engineering student, as he recently published a research paper nearly a year after completing a research internship at a national lab. Xian Yeow Lee, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering (ME), spent three months during the summer of 2019 as a research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National …Continue reading “Summer research internship leads to journal paper for ME student”

Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Advancements are being made within the field of hybrid manufacturing because of a research collaboration between Iowa State University and John Deere. Matt Frank, a professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has spent the past year working alongside researchers in John Deere’s Advanced Technology and Engineering group as part of a professional development assignment, …Continue reading “Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing”

Mechanical engineers fire up 3D printers, round up supplies to make face shields for Iowa hospitals

Caroline Hayes was in her office for more virtual meetings. But the chair of Iowa State University’s department of mechanical engineering said she really wanted to be back in the lab. For the past two weeks, Hayes, department staffers and a few students still in town have been 3D printing and assembling face shields for …Continue reading “Mechanical engineers fire up 3D printers, round up supplies to make face shields for Iowa hospitals”

Using X-rays and high-speed imaging to examine sprays

Iowa State University is part of an inter-university research project examining the intricacies of sprays. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science and university professor in mechanical engineering, is the lead researcher at the Iowa State site. Within Heindel’s Experimental Multiphase Flow Lab, the researchers are using X-rays and high-speed imaging to experimentally study the …Continue reading “Using X-rays and high-speed imaging to examine sprays”

Cyclone Engineers develop alternative cooling materials

Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.

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”

MSE GOLD strengthens alumni-student relations

MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade group, continues the strong MSE student community into alumni life at Iowa State University. The MSE GOLD program allows alumni to reconnect with friends, network and share opportunities with other alumni and student mentees. “I think one of the great things about MSE GOLD is that it gives …Continue reading “MSE GOLD strengthens alumni-student relations”

ABE hosts the ISU EDIR – 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping & Manufacturing forum

  This story was originally written by Steven Bell, senior lecturer in the agricultural and biosystems engineering (ABE) department at Iowa State University.    On Sept. 21, Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE) hosted the 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping and Manufacturing forum. The forum is an offering within the ISU Startup …Continue reading “ABE hosts the ISU EDIR – 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping & Manufacturing forum”

Q&A with IMSE assistant professor Hantang Qin

Hantang Qin joined the IMSE faculty at Iowa State in fall 2017 after completing his PhD in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Qin recently sat down with us to discuss his background, his current research, his hobbies and everything in between.   Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you originally …Continue reading “Q&A with IMSE assistant professor Hantang Qin”

Collins is selected to collaborate in a research program for US Navy

Peter Collins, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected to be a collaborator in a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program for the United States Navy. The team of collaborators will focus on properties, defects, and instabilities in advanced manufactured alloys, an area of great importance to the Navy. The …Continue reading “Collins is selected to collaborate in a research program for US Navy”

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