Erin MacDonald

MacDonald receives ASME young investigator award

Erin MacDonald, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State and affiliated researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory, recently received the ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes an outstanding young investigator who is making noteworthy contributions in the area of design automation, including research in design representation, design optimization, … Continue reading MacDonald receives ASME young investigator award

Erin MacDonald

ME assistant professor returns from Big 12 faculty fellowship

Erin MacDonald, a 2011-2012 Big 12 Faculty Fellow, recently returned from the University of Texas at Austin with a new partnership and several budding research ideas to improve new product design. MacDonald, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, spent two weeks in May, working side-by-side with assistant professor Carolyn Conner Seepersad from the UT mechanical … Continue reading ME assistant professor returns from Big 12 faculty fellowship

Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo

Mechanical engineering students exhibited projects they have worked on since August at the first Design Expo at Howe Hall. “The purpose is to showcase all the work that the students have done this semester on design projects,” said Dr. Erin MacDonald, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “They work so hard to have these tangible outcomes … Continue reading Mechanical engineering students exhibit projects at Design Expo