Iowa State engineer helps Army Lab study the fundamental physics of diesel engines

The compression-ignition, internal-combustion engine goes all the way back to the 1890s and the work of one Rudolf Diesel. All these decades later, engineers have developed advanced diesels featuring higher pressures, lighter parts, cleaner emissions and better efficiencies. Turbo diesels have even won the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race. So, engineers have it all figured out? … Continue reading Iowa State engineer helps Army Lab study the fundamental physics of diesel engines

CBE professor and chair awarded $4 million grant for nerve repair research

Surya Mallapragada, professor and chair of chemical and biological engineering, has received a research award from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for over $4 million. The award will support the project “Integrated Neuroprotective and Neuroregenerative Strategies,” which investigates nerve damage and brain injury recovery. Throughout the course of the research, she will … Continue reading CBE professor and chair awarded $4 million grant for nerve repair research