Tag: Balaji Narasimhan

Room-temperature vaccine could be boon to developing countries

Balaji Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Chemical Engineering, discussed the potential of nanovaccines at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas, held March 16-20. Nanovaccines, which embed proteins from disease-causing organisms into tiny, polymer spheres five hundred times smaller than the width of a human hair, can be designed to target any … Continue reading Room-temperature vaccine could be boon to developing countries

Iowa State researchers setting up ‘dream team’ to research, develop nanovaccines

Iowa State University researchers think developing nanovaccines using a “systems” approach can revolutionize the prevention and treatment of diseases. Just think, since 1980 the world has seen more new diseases than medical science knew before 1980, said Balaji Narasimhan, Iowa State’s Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and leader of a new project designed … Continue reading Iowa State researchers setting up ‘dream team’ to research, develop nanovaccines

Presidential Initiative Feature

CoE faculty members receive Presidential Initiative awards

 Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean for research, and Daniel Attinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering, both received awards from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research program created by President Steven Leath. Narasimhan is the principal investigator of a project called “Systems Design of Nanovaccines,” which is seeking to revolutionize disease prevention and treatment using nanovaccines. His … Continue reading CoE faculty members receive Presidential Initiative awards

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Iowa State receives two Grand Challenges Explorations grants to improve global health and development

By Annette Hacker News Service Director Iowa State University Iowa State researchers have received two, $100,000 grants from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grants provide funding for individuals worldwide to explore ideas toward solving persistent global health and development challenges. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded … Continue reading Iowa State receives two Grand Challenges Explorations grants to improve global health and development

Patents key to Iowa State’s future

Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering, talks with the Iowa State Daily about the important role patents play in advancing research and innovation.

Dalal and Narasimhan elected AAAS Fellows

Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Balaji Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Engineering, are part of this year’s class of 539 new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. Dalal, who is also director of Iowa State’s Microelectronics Research Center and an associate of the Ames … Continue reading Dalal and Narasimhan elected AAAS Fellows

Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

Three new interdisciplinary research initiatives have been announced by the Iowa State University College of Engineering as part of an innovative program designed to compete for and win multi-million dollar grants, spur economic development, and drive technologies that benefit Iowa and the nation. The Dean’s Research Initiatives build public-private teams in the areas of the … Continue reading Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

College’s cabinet in place

The College of Engineering’s announcement in October that Dr. Gary Mirka has been promoted to the position of associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education capped a period of administrative changes that began last spring. Mirka, currently the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, moves into the associate dean’s … Continue reading College’s cabinet in place

Research updates

In the past few months, College of Engineering researchers on three projects—one on novel nanovaccines, one on new wind turbine structures, and another on energy and transportation infrastructure planning—have reached key milestones in their research. Here are some highlights: Making one-dose, needle-free nanovaccines for infectious diseases Can you imagine a world where diseases such as … Continue reading Research updates

College places in top 25 percent of U.S. News graduate school rankings

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering ranks No. 45 in the U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, placing it in the top 25 percent of all engineering graduate programs. Among public institutions, Iowa State ranks 25th overall. “Iowa State’s position in the graduate rankings continues to demonstrate that we are … Continue reading College places in top 25 percent of U.S. News graduate school rankings