MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is known for building a strong sense of community among the students. This could be correlated with its small size which gives everyone more of an opportunity to get to know each other through common classes, student organizations, and sufficient space for student collaboration. As students graduate from … Continue reading MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade, launches in October

Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 ASEE Fellow

Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow. Dr. Constant joins the prestigious group of 402 Fellows in ASEE, “a national nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.” She joins nine other ASEE Fellows from Iowa State University … Continue reading Dr. Kristen P. Constant has been elected as a 2017 ASEE Fellow

Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty member Surya Mallapragada will be sharing her significant research expertise in a new opportunity with Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering, will join that office as a … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Kara Lind, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Trinect Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides support to graduate students within the College of Engineering.  As a fellow, Lind will work in elementary schools one … Continue reading MSE graduate student is selected as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees … Continue reading Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

As the semester and academic year come to an end, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are recognized for their achievements and success. The Trivedi Best Paper Award Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the 2016-2017 Rohit Trivedi Best Paper Award. Her major professor is … Continue reading Materials science and engineering graduate students receive 2016-2017 departmental research awards

Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Two graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Santosh Shaw and Xinchun Tian, have been selected to receive the Graduate Research Excellence Award. The Research Excellence Awards are given to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically … Continue reading Shaw and Tian receive Spring 2017 MSE Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

Two faculty members and one staff in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to receive the annual departmental awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teaching Effectiveness Award was given to Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Collins. The Departmental Research Award was given to Assistant Professor, Dr. Martin Thuo, and the Departmental … Continue reading Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

MSE research group studies aging mechanisms of nuclear power plant cable insulation

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

High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Surya Mallapragada has joined an elite group of research and academic officials following her official induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The honor was bestowed at the Sixth Annual NAI Conference in Boston. Dr. Pat Halbur, DVM, executive director of the … Continue reading High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Expand your Materials Engineering Learning Abroad

The world has much to offer including beautiful landscapes, vibrant cultures, learning experiences, and wild and serene adventure. Many students and faculty in materials science and engineering at Iowa State have sought out education and new experiences abroad. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has two summer study abroad programs that give students the … Continue reading Expand your Materials Engineering Learning Abroad

Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Mufit Akinc has received the Fulbright Grant to Turkey for the 2017-2018 academic year. He will become Senior Lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for the spring semester of 2018. Dr. Akinc currently holds many titles at Iowa State University. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and … Continue reading Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Heat-free soldering discovery makes 2016 a notable year for two MSE professors

For Martin Thuo, Ian Tevis, and their research group, there is a great deal of success to celebrate as they look back on the year of 2016. Thuo, Associate Professor, and Tevis, SAFI-Tech Chief Scientist and Affiliate Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, have led their groundbreaking work in discovering and advancing heat-free soldering. … Continue reading Heat-free soldering discovery makes 2016 a notable year for two MSE professors

MSE student highlight: Kaci Storm finds success in academics and athletics

As the start of spring semester begins, Kaci Storm is both celebrating and basking in her success of being a student at Iowa State University. Storm, a senior in Materials Engineering from Geneseo, Illinois, has learned to embrace her adventure at Iowa State by finding success in academics and in athletics. Her ability to balance … Continue reading MSE student highlight: Kaci Storm finds success in academics and athletics