College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click …Continue reading “Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced”

Civil engineering graduate program increases national ranking

The Iowa State University civil engineering graduate program is exceeding expectations through advanced research and innovation. According to the most recent U.S. News and World Report college graduate rankings released in March, Iowa State is tied for 27th overall in civil engineering and 18th among public universities. These rankings compare to last year being tied …Continue reading “Civil engineering graduate program increases national ranking”

ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards

Vivek-Kumar Singh, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently presented his research and has received a best paper and best poster award at two separate conferences since November 2019. Singh received the best paper award at a conference known as Resilience Week, held in November. Resilience Week has been …Continue reading “ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards”

An interdisciplinary path to plant root research

No day is “just a normal day” in Ludovico Cademartiri’s research group. Not when there are so many questions to answer about crop plants using a convergence of materials science and engineering, genetics, predictive phenomics and chemical engineering. “We are working on many exploratory projects, including answering some fundamental questions about plant communication and challenging …Continue reading “An interdisciplinary path to plant root research”

Aerospace graduate researcher awarded “Best Student Contribution” by international computing systems community

Rohit Dureja, an aerospace research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science, has received international recognition for his research project. He has been awarded Best Student Contribution honors from the international research community at the FMCAD conference in San Jose, California. Dureja’s research, titled “Scalable Verification of Designs with Multiple Properties,” focuses on the safe …Continue reading “Aerospace graduate researcher awarded “Best Student Contribution” by international computing systems community”

Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) selects CCEE graduate students for scholarship recognition

The Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists selects four candidates every year for their nationwide awards and scholarships. Mohammed Ali Notani and Parnian Ghasemi have been selected as runners-up for the 2019 AAPT Early Ph.D. Scholarship and 2019 AAPT Late Ph.D. Scholarship, respectively. Notani and Ghasemi are both graduate students studying civil engineering materials in Iowa …Continue reading “Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) selects CCEE graduate students for scholarship recognition”

Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards

Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students were awarded the Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College for the summer 2019 semester. The awards are presented through the academic year to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Rajarshi Biswas and Mehdi Kamrani were nominated for REX …Continue reading “Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards”

ISU through a new lens: graduate student in European exchange program participates in structural engineering research

Researching in a new country takes a lot more than packing your bags and grabbing your passport. Hasan Borke Birgin, a structural engineering doctoral student and researcher, traveled from Europe to study at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) during the summer as a part of the European Commission …Continue reading “ISU through a new lens: graduate student in European exchange program participates in structural engineering research”

Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards

Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students have been awarded Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented annually to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Xiaosong Du and Andrew Bodling were nominated for REX Awards by Dr. Leifur Leifsson and …Continue reading “Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards”

Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides …Continue reading “Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition”

Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship

Friends, family memorialize efforts of late ISU civil engineering faculty member Not many people say they have a passion for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, but James (Jim) Cable did. The Iowa State University (ISU) civil engineering professor was a dedicated teacher and researcher. It’s this dedication that family, friends and industry partners want to memorialize …Continue reading “Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship”

Construction engineering faculty earn prestigious Quality Matters certification for preconstruction course

Quality Matters certification of Civil Engineering 501: Preconstruction Project Engineering and Management guarantees highest standard of online learning for graduate students The course Civil Engineering (CE) 501: Preconstruction Project Engineering and Management is the newest Iowa State University (ISU) online course to earn Quality Matters (QM) certification. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process …Continue reading “Construction engineering faculty earn prestigious Quality Matters certification for preconstruction course”

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