The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.
Professor Emeritus Richard Pletcher passed away September 12, 2015 at the age of 80. Dr. Richard (Dick) Pletcher was born in 1935 in Elkhart, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1957. He married Carol Robbins on June 9, 1957 in Elkhart, and from there the couple left …Continue reading “Professor Emeritus Richard Pletcher passes away”
Cyber attackers successfully compromised the security of U.S. Department of Energy computer systems more than 150 times between 2010 and 2014, according to a review of federal records obtained by USA TODAY.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently appointed Iowa State alum Maohong Fan (PhDME’00) to serve as a member of the National Coal Council – a federal advisory group that provides recommendations and guidance on policy issues pertaining to coal. “I am appointing you to represent the viewpoints of universities with curricula in chemical engineering, as applied to …Continue reading “College of Engineering alum appointed to National Coal Council”
Engineering professors at Iowa State University are part of an international, collaborative research team recently awarded $4.1 million from the Department of Energy (DOE). The team, led by Sandia National Laboratories, also includes researchers from the University of Maine (UMaine), TPI Composites, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Iowa State’s researchers, who will receive …Continue reading “Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory heads out to sea”
Interdisciplinary teams working on the Dean’s Research Initiatives (DRIs) presented their progress to date in an open forum held May 15. The DRIs, established by the College of Engineering in 2011, awarded $500,000 to three teams to help them pursue larger funding opportunities. Creating a carbon-negative economy The Initiative for a Carbon Negative Economy …Continue reading “Open forum highlights progress on Dean’s Research Initiatives”
It’s not a ’70s rock band reunion, but a critical message to Congress from Iowa State’s Karl Gschneidner
Jennifer O’Donnell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, has been awarded $750,000 over five years as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Early Career Research Program. O’Donnell’s research project was one of 69 funded through the new program, which is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by …Continue reading “CBE’s O’Donnell receives $750,000 Early Career Research award”
The U.S. Department of Energy, sponsors of the 2009 Solar Decathlon taking place this week in Washington, D.C., lists the Interlock House as “designed specifically to appeal to seniors and meets all regulations for accessibility under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.”