This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute. Two graduate students in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program won prizes in a poster competition held by the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) and BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF). The event was held April 20, 2017. Patrick Hall, a Ph.D. student … Continue reading ME students take home poster prizes
This article was written by Robert Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute Robert C. Brown, BEI director and an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, is tied for number 44 in the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2017, as … Continue reading Brown Moves Up to 44th in Top 100 in Bioeconomy Listing
This article was written by Robert Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute Jake Lindstrom, Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, has recently won two awards for his research poster on thermal deconstruction of biomass to increase monosaccharide yields. He won the best student poster award conference at TCS 2016, marking the third straight time an … Continue reading ME Grad Student Gets Double Win with Research Poster
ME assistant professor uses applied physics and aerospace background to develop spectroscopy methods for thermo-fluids systems Engineering has always been James Michael’s calling. The new mechanical engineering assistant professor says he knew from the age of 12 that he wanted to be an engineer. “Originally, I thought I wanted to be an astronaut, but most … Continue reading James Michael: Following his engineering dreams with energy and combustion research
Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. student working in the Bioeconomy Institute, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomass2015 conference held recently in Chicago. It marks the third time in a row that an Iowa State student has placed in this prestigious competition.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announces that Robert C. Brown, Ph.D., a professor at Iowa State University, will be presented with the 2015 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science.
Written by Robert Mills A poster by Tannon Daugaard, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won first place in a competition held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in November in Atlanta. Daugaard, who hopes to graduate in 2016, won in a poster session called … Continue reading Iowa State Student Wins AIChE Poster Competition
ExxonMobil Corporation is establishing an advanced biofuels research program at Iowa State University. The ExxonMobil Biofuels Program will initially focus on two research projects with Iowa State. The studies are related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass – rapidly heating biomass (including corn stalks, switchgrass or wood chips) without oxygen to produce liquid bio-oil, which can … Continue reading ExxonMobil supports Iowa State research in biofuels science and engineering
Education has always been a passion for Raj Raman. He finished graduate school with the realization that undergraduate education was somewhat undervalued, and he knew then that he wanted to make a difference in that area. In the eight and a half years Raman has worked at Iowa State, he’s worn many hats. He is … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Raj Raman puts people and education first
Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) presented Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships to engineering and food science and human nutrition graduate students on April 22. These fellowships are offered as part of the Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative appropriation from the Iowa Legislature, and administered through the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI). These fellowships seek to attract high caliber … Continue reading Engineering students awarded 2014 Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships
Written by Bob Mills, Bioeconomy Institute communications specialist A mixed-media work of art entitled “Memento Mori” by Natalie Buskohl won the “Best in Show” award at the 2014 Biorenewables Art Competition held by the Bioeconomy Institute. Buskohl, a senior in Integrated Studio Arts in Iowa State University’s College of Design, received a $750 prize. Her … Continue reading Mixed Media Piece Wins Biorenewables Art Competition
Nineteen curious undergraduates gathered with five peer mentors in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) at Iowa State University for the annual “BRL Experience” on April 4. This event gives undergraduate students an opportunity to meet bioenergy researchers and graduate students, and tour the BRL engineering research labs. Throughout the visit, the undergraduate … Continue reading Multicultural Learning Community Explores Biorenewables
Lysle Whitmer, giving a quick tour of the technical upgrades to an Iowa State University biofuels pilot plant, pointed to a long series of stainless steel pipes and cylinders. They’re called cyclones, condensers and precipitators, he said, and there’s an art to getting them to work together. The machinery is all about quickly heating biomass … Continue reading Iowa State engineers upgrade pilot plant for better studies of advanced biofuels