College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Seventeen engineering students to present at national undergrad research conference

Seventeen Iowa State University engineering students were selected to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Iowa State instructors receive certification for 3D printing training

A mechanical engineering faculty member recently received certification as a trainer in additive manufacturing. ME senior lecturer Emmanuel Agba completed a certification program offered by Stratasys, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems. The certification program is part of Stratasys’s effort to enhance workforce development and bridge the industry skill gap in 3D printing …Continue reading “Iowa State instructors receive certification for 3D printing training”

ME researcher to study best materials for 3D printing in space

ME assistant professor Jaime Juárez recently received funding from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium’s Early Career Investigator Research Program to study materials than can effectively be manufactured on a 3D printer in outer space. Juárez’s research project – Acoustically-Mediated Multi-Material 3D Printing for Polymer-Microparticle Composites – aims to “develop an acoustic-based 3D printing platform as …Continue reading “ME researcher to study best materials for 3D printing in space”

ME grad student receives two awards

Mechanical engineering graduate student Hossein Taheri recently received two awards in his field of research. Taheri, a PhD candidate, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) student grant for the POWDERMET2018 and AMPM2018 conferences as well as the R. Bruce Thompson Graduate Fellowship award from ISU’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). The NSF student grant will provide Taheri funding …Continue reading “ME grad student receives two awards”

Welcome Back: Richard LeSar is the Interim Chair of MSE

Richard LeSar is no stranger to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering or to the role as department chair. His past experience opened the door to a short-term opportunity to lead the department as interim chair until the next full-time chair is hired. The former chair, Kristen Constant, resigned to become the interim vice …Continue reading “Welcome Back: Richard LeSar is the Interim Chair of MSE”

Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based …Continue reading “Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding”

ME’s Lee sees potential for research collaboration at Iowa State

For Jonghyun Lee, it was the potential for research collaboration that attracted him to Ames. “I don’t think I could find a better place for success in my career and that’s why I chose Iowa State,” he said. Lee was recently hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He hopes to not only collaborate …Continue reading “ME’s Lee sees potential for research collaboration at Iowa State”

CNDE announces new associate directors

The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation has announced the appointment of three new associate directors, Prof’s Peter Collins (MSE), Stephen Holland (AerE) and Simon Laflamme (CCEE). These appointments aim to strengthen CNDE’s faculty engagement and growth in activities as it moves forward in alignment with both the University and College level grand challenge theme in advanced materials and …Continue reading “CNDE announces new associate directors”

Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials

This feature story was published by Ames Laboratory. Read the original story here.   Creating materials in their solid state can be tricky, but offers some advantages over other methods. It typically involves subjecting the component elements to some type of mechanical force—such as stress, shear or strain—to drive a reaction. “You eliminate the need …Continue reading “Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials”

Shoaib receives Robert B. Oliver Scholarship

Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Shoaib, a recent graduate in aerospace engineering, continues to utilize his studies to understand additive manufacturing through nondestructive evaluation (NDE).

Ph.D. student receives award for research in nondestructive testing

Hossein Taheri, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, is paving the way for achieving quality in additive manufacturing. Taheri first started his work with the Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory (METLAB) within South Dakota State University while he conducted his master’s research on composite material testing and characterization techniques. After graduating with his master’s degree, …Continue reading “Ph.D. student receives award for research in nondestructive testing”

Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors

Story originally published by The Ames Laboratory AMES, IA  – U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist and Iowa State University adjunct professor in materials science and engineering Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific …Continue reading “Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors”

CIRAS’ metal printer— Pointing the way to new methods for making stuff

By Jeff Eckhoff, communications manager for the Center for Industrial Research and Service. The future of modern manufacturing is now being built in the basement of ISU’s Sukup Hall – one 40-micron-thick layer at a time. Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has been up and running for roughly a month now …Continue reading “CIRAS’ metal printer— Pointing the way to new methods for making stuff”

Peter Collins: Diverse applications to engage students

“Materials matter. Everything’s made of something.” Materials science and engineering’s new associate professor, Peter Collins, knows exactly why his field is important. “So many economic sectors depend upon advanced materials, including the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as applications for cell phones and devices. Materials science is the act of getting down to the …Continue reading “Peter Collins: Diverse applications to engage students”

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