Tag: engineering

ECpE’s Que receives NSF award for silicon nanotube research

The innovation and development of advanced nanotube technology has massive potential to affect progress in several research fields. Iowa State University Associate Professor Long Que is one of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members working on the advancement of this technology. Que is the principal investigator of the project “A Microfabrication … Continue reading ECpE’s Que receives NSF award for silicon nanotube research

ECpE’s Rover, Jones receive Teaching Innovation Award

Each semester, select faculty members at Iowa State University (ISU) are recognized with a Teaching Innovation Award. Recipients of the spring 2020 round of awards not only had to demonstrate innovation in their curriculum, but also a willingness to go above and beyond during the transition to online coursework. Two department of Electrical and Computer … Continue reading ECpE’s Rover, Jones receive Teaching Innovation Award

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 graduate student Emmanuel Tetteh poses outside of Black Engineering Building

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to better understand these issues so they can be … Continue reading Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

ISU EPRC assists with development of solar power crate to transform disaster response

In times of natural disaster or emergency, the Iowa Army National Guard strives to maintain a rapid response time. In such times, access to flexible, mobile power sources is crucial. In order to provide this power, the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State University has received a $172,000 grant from the Iowa Economic … Continue reading ISU EPRC assists with development of solar power crate to transform disaster response

Using computer simulations to improve clean energy generation

As the damaging effects of climate change become more apparent, researchers are studying ways to generate energy with minimal impact on the environment. Computer simulations could be the key to making this process more efficient. Shankar Subramaniam, a professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), is the principal investigator (PI) on a project … Continue reading Using computer simulations to improve clean energy generation

Iowa State U, U of Iowa team up on energetic materials research project

Even though the Cyclones and Hawkeyes often duke it out on the field, court and mat, researchers from the two universities have come together to collaborate on a Department of Defense-funded project. The project, titled “3D-Printed, Hierarchical Polymer-Bonded Energetic Composites with Electromagnetically Switchable Porosity,” is being led by principal investigator (PI) Xuan “Sean” Song, assistant … Continue reading Iowa State U, U of Iowa team up on energetic materials research project

Team PrISUm keeps truckin’

While COVID-19 has slowed the progress of Iowa State University’s solar car team, they are not letting it stop them completely. Since returning to campus at the start of the semester, members of Team PrISUm have been working on their newest model. Much like anything else on campus and beyond, this contagious virus has affected … Continue reading Team PrISUm keeps truckin’

New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

Berk Gulmezoglu’s dedication to his research and analysis of potential microarchitectural attacks has taken him all over the world. Now, Gulmezoglu finds himself at Iowa State University, joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) as an Assistant Professor. Beginning his education at Bilkent University, Turkey, Gulmezoglu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in … Continue reading New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

As a collegian, Tina Akinyi remembers often being the only student of color in her classes and the sense of isolation she felt because of it. Now in her professional capacity, she hopes to remove that sense of isolation for future students by bringing more people of color and other disenfranchised students into higher education. … Continue reading Engineering alum strives to make college more accessible for disenfranchised students

Summer research internship leads to journal paper for ME student

Patience has paid off for one mechanical engineering student, as he recently published a research paper nearly a year after completing a research internship at a national lab. Xian Yeow Lee, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering (ME), spent three months during the summer of 2019 as a research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National … Continue reading Summer research internship leads to journal paper for ME student

EPRC Student Scoop: Yuxuan Yuan improves data analysis

Third-year Iowa State University electrical and computer engineering (ECpE) Ph.D. student Yuxuan Yuan has dedicated his research to working to improve the efficiency of the analysis and application of data to power systems. Yuan does this by taking data collected by government and power utility companies, and finding new ways to more effectively interpret it. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Yuxuan Yuan improves data analysis