College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME grad student recognized at international conference

Emily Johnson, a mechanical engineering graduate student, recently received the Best Presentation Award for Junior Female Researchers at the 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 virtual conference. Elsevier and the Female Researchers Chapter of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM-FRC) supported this merit-based award to highlight the work of …Continue reading “ME grad student recognized at international conference”

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach …Continue reading “IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition”

ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the …Continue reading “ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher”

Song named IEEE Fellow

by Michael Still Jiming Song, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to algorithms in computational electromagnetics. “This is an important career achievement for me,” said Song. “Computational electromagnetics has wide applications in antenna …Continue reading “Song named IEEE Fellow”

New assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu sees opportunities in ME department

Ming-Chen Hsu joined the mechanical engineering department in August as an assistant professor and is already looking ahead to the future possibilities offered by his position. Hsu holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Taiwan University, a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San …Continue reading “New assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu sees opportunities in ME department”

CCEE professor receives CAC funding

Kejin Wang, professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering, and her two graduate assistants, Gilson Lomboy and Xuhao Wang, recently received $17,400 from Iowa State’s Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) to support the project “Transforming traditional lab instruction to blended instruction through computer-mediated activities.” CAC awards fund programs designed to benefit the general instructional program and …Continue reading “CCEE professor receives CAC funding”

A computational approach to improving organic solar cells

Integrating computational thinking with experimental analysis in renewable energy research, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is focused on designing better organic solar cells. The computational tools he is developing will help classify and characterize the way the plastic thin film cells respond to different conditions and configurations. He explains that doing this work …Continue reading “A computational approach to improving organic solar cells”

Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

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”

Wang named newest Wilson Engineering Professor

Zhi J. Wang, associate chair for research of aerospace engineering and professor of mathematics, was recently appointed Wilson Engineering Professor, a position funded by the Grace Miller Wilson and T. Wilson Endowed Engineering Faculty Fund. “It is a tremendous honor and it feels great to be recognized. The best thing is that this honor is …Continue reading “Wang named newest Wilson Engineering Professor”

Two engineering faculty honored by AAAS for distinguished science – UPDATED 1/21/11

Srinivas Aluru, Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, and Karl Gschneidner Jr., Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and senior metallurgist for the Ames Laboratory, were recently named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The engineering faculty are among nine researchers from …Continue reading “Two engineering faculty honored by AAAS for distinguished science – UPDATED 1/21/11”

Lamm featured for supercomputer work

    Monica Lamm, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, together with Iowa State  chemistry professors Mark Gordon and Theresa Windus, are featured in the fall issue of access, the research magazine of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The story is about their work to …Continue reading “Lamm featured for supercomputer work”

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, …Continue reading “College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting”

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer

Monica Lamm, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and associate scientist at Ames Laboratory, is part of a team at Iowa State University that is developing computational chemistry at the petascale. The team is preparing for the most powerful supercomputer in the world, Blue Waters, which is expected to come online in 2011. Iowa …Continue reading “Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer”