College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at …Continue reading “ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells”

Seventeen engineering students to present at national undergrad research conference

Seventeen Iowa State University engineering students were selected to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Professor hopes research will help patients, improve lives

Story originally published for Iowa State Daily by Katlyn Campbell A professor in chemical and biological engineering hopes one day to get her research FDA approved to help patients and improve lives. Surya Mallapragada earned her graduate degree from the India Institute of Technology Bombay, obtained her Ph.D. at Purdue University, had a short postdoc …Continue reading “Professor hopes research will help patients, improve lives”

Juan Ren: Using control-based approaches to study nano-bio mechanical properties of cells

While Juan Ren was growing up, she was surrounded by a family of teachers who kept a watchful eye over her studies. As she began working on her degree in engineering, she never planned on joining the family tradition in education until she served as a teaching assistant during her PhD program at Rutgers University.

Iowa State University researchers turn to robotics to improve understanding of plant growth

Iowa State University faculty members are developing a new facility that will utilize a specially designed robot to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the growth of plants under different environmental conditions. The project was funded recently by a $929,773 grant from the National Science Foundation. ISU personnel plan to have a prototype of the …Continue reading “Iowa State University researchers turn to robotics to improve understanding of plant growth”

Iowa State University recipient of Carver Trust Grants

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine has provided a pair of grants to Iowa State University totaling over $500,000. Ian Schneider, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was awarded a $308,200 grant from the Carver Trust to research engineering complex environments for probing mechanisms of cell migration. Schneider is engineering tunable environments …Continue reading “Iowa State University recipient of Carver Trust Grants”

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