The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation has announced the appointment of three new associate directors, Prof’s Peter Collins (MSE), Stephen Holland (AerE) and Simon Laflamme (CCEE). These appointments aim to strengthen CNDE’s faculty engagement and growth in activities as it moves forward in alignment with both the University and College level grand challenge theme in advanced materials and … Continue reading CNDE announces new associate directors
Nuclear power plants are an important source of energy production in the United States and elsewhere, and their operational safety is important for the prevention of nuclear disasters. In a typical nuclear power plant, there are around 1,000 km of power, instrumentation and control cables whose integrity is necessary for safe operation of the reactor. … Continue reading MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation
Ashraf Bastawros, professor of aerospace engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA). Along with Dr. Kurt Hebert from chemical engineering, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya from mechanical engineering, and Dr. Leonard Bond from the Center of Non Destructive Evaluation, Bastawros will develop advanced detection methods to … Continue reading Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion
Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Shoaib, a recent graduate in aerospace engineering, continues to utilize his studies to understand additive manufacturing through nondestructive evaluation (NDE).
Paul Schafbuch, Thomas Chiou, and Norbert Meyendorf, all associate professors in aerospace engineering, are improving mechanics and structures courses at Iowa State thanks to an American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) Faculty Grant award.
Hossein Taheri, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, is paving the way for achieving quality in additive manufacturing. Taheri first started his work with the Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory (METLAB) within South Dakota State University while he conducted his master’s research on composite material testing and characterization techniques. After graduating with his master’s degree, … Continue reading Ph.D. student receives award for research in nondestructive testing
MatE non-traditional grad student balances work, research, the military and a family Graduate school has a reputation for being difficult and time-consuming, but Ph.D. student Darrel Enyart has had an especially challenging journey. Enyart spends his time on Iowa State’s campus both as an assistant scientist for the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and as … Continue reading Darrel Enyart: All in a day’s work
Norio Nakagawa is scientist II for the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and an adjunct professor of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University. In this post, he talks about the global effort involved in the recent discovery of gravitational waves and shares his experience with a related project. Disclaimer to start with: This ISU researcher did … Continue reading Contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves come in all sizes
Elizabeth Gregory, PhD candidate in aerospace engineering, has been awarded the first Trapp Graduate Fellowship from the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). Her thesis is titled, “Condition estimation of material state based on NDE measurements within a Bayesian framework”. Gregory is active on campus serving as the president of the ISU graduate student chapter of … Continue reading Gregory awarded Trapp Graduate Fellowship in CNDE
In an effort to streamline research and economic development units at the university, the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) is one of three centers that will now report directly to the College of Engineering. Originally founded with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, CNDE moved to the Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT). … Continue reading Center for Nondestructive Evaluation joins College of Engineering
Like many engineers, Courtnee Jackson excelled at math and science in high school, which led her principal to introduce her to an aerospace engineering major. The St. Louis, Mo. native took an interest in the subject, but more so in the fact that her new friend was a female in engineering. “I felt like she … Continue reading Courtnee Jackson, sophomore in aerospace engineering, finds her passion through internships
Iowa State University is a top-tier partner in a new Digital Lab for Manufacturing to be based in Chicago with affiliated partners across the country. President Barack Obama today announced a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support creation of the lab by UI LABS, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative. In addition … Continue reading Iowa State part of $320 million national manufacturing lab announced by White House