Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, brings his research on soft, bio-inspired materials to Iowa State. Bartlett completed his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From the research he performed as a graduate student, he developed a strong, reusable adhesive inspired by the gecko’s toe. Named Geckskin, this material can hold … Continue reading Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties

Commitment to CCEE: engineering emeritus engage with ISU while keeping professional relationships strong

More than 70 years. That’s a lifetime, a career. And that’s how much experience Jack Cleasby and Wallace Sanders have dedicated to Iowa State University (ISU). Cleasby and Sanders are both emeritus faculty of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE).  While their stories are different, their commitment to ISU and CCEE is … Continue reading Commitment to CCEE: engineering emeritus engage with ISU while keeping professional relationships strong

Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

Fifty Iowa State University employees were honored and recognized on March 10, 2016, at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast. In all, 15 individuals and 5 teams from across the University community were presented with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards. The following individuals represented the College of Engineering: Professional and Scientific Council … Continue reading Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

Ashley Buss: Iowa State civil engineering experience comes full circle

Ashley Buss has dedicated herself to Iowa State University, both as a student and now as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). Buss was hired Aug. 16 as an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil … Continue reading Ashley Buss: Iowa State civil engineering experience comes full circle

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New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

Peng Wei, a self-titled “airplane nerd,” joins the Iowa State faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering beginning in January 2015. He’ll teach two classes in systems engineering and work on three areas of research related to his biggest interest: air traffic management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and airline and airport operations. Wei earned his … Continue reading New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

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Liming Xiong joins aerospace faculty, plans to create new research lab

As the College of Engineering welcomes several new members to its faculty this fall, the Department of Aerospace Engineering gains professors who intend to build on Iowa State’s growing research program. Liming Xiong has big plans for the university, including integrating materials research into the aerospace engineering discipline. After spending many years working on materials … Continue reading Liming Xiong joins aerospace faculty, plans to create new research lab