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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”