College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Iowa State University recently launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI). Iowa State is partnering with the KNUST College of Engineering to implement institutional capacity building through its student organizations Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Faculty and …Continue reading “Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology”

Q&A with ME Professor Xinwei Wang on New NSF grant to manufacture novel graphene aerogel-based photon sensors

Explain to us what you are examining for this recent NSF grant you received. This project is to design and manufacture micro-size bolometers that are based on graphene aerogel (GP). GP is a very light material, whose density can be much less than that of air. GP has a very low thermal conductivity, is flexible, …Continue reading “Q&A with ME Professor Xinwei Wang on New NSF grant to manufacture novel graphene aerogel-based photon sensors”

Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

As a collegian, Tina Akinyi remembers often being the only student of color in her classes and the sense of isolation she felt because of it. Now in her professional capacity, she hopes to remove that sense of isolation for future students by bringing more people of color and other disenfranchised students into higher education. …Continue reading “Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students”

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”

Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering

Improving food systems in Iowa requires a lot more than just a knowledge of agriculture. Anuj Mittal, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering (IE) at Iowa State University, has been part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study which will allow food hubs in Iowa to share supply chain best practices among each other and …Continue reading “Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering”

Global collaboration on food security

Moses Kalyango traveled 8,000 miles to explore solutions to a centuries-old problem to take back to his native Uganda.

If one heat lamp is good, is two better?

During the 2019 Pig Welfare Symposium, Suzanne Leonard presented the “Effects of one or two heat lamps on sow behavior and piglet performance in farrowing stalls.”

Iowa State takes learning beyond traditional classroom with new minor

Iowa State University (ISU) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month, a facility that will help propel the University into answering a major need.

Iowa State researcher weighs in on new solar-powered dehydrator to help small farmers reduce food waste

“If it takes energy and takes resources that folks don’t have to use or to burn, they’re not going to use it,” says Gretchen Mosher, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University. “And it will just become one of those projects that the Western people come in and develop and then it sits there after they leave.”

New screening tool developed by Iowa State University researchers can speed detection of bovine tuberculosis

A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the health of millions of people worldwide.

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