ME Grad Student Gets Double Win with Research Poster

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

James Michael: Following his engineering dreams with energy and combustion research

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

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BEI Student Continues Poster Excellence at Thermochemical Conference

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.

ExxonMobil supports Iowa State research in biofuels science and engineering

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

Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Raj Raman puts people and education first

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

Engineering students awarded 2014 Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships

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

Mixed Media Piece Wins Biorenewables Art Competition

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