College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

How a kid from Defiance, Iowa with an IE degree became a successful venture capitalist

From growing up in a town of fewer than 400 people to working with companies valued in the billions, Fred Dotzler has done a lot in his career but he never forgets about the role that Iowa State University played in shaping him personally and professionally as a young man. Dotzler grew up in Defiance, …Continue reading “How a kid from Defiance, Iowa with an IE degree became a successful venture capitalist”

Brittany Duffy: Paving a path for future engineering students

Growing up in northeast Iowa, Brittany Duffy, a senior in electrical engineering, is about to embark on the next part of her adventure as a chip integration engineer with IBM.

Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award

Srikanta Tirthapura, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Award, his second-straight selection. The IBM Faculty Award is an annual, worldwide competitive program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities, and those at IBM. “It’s a competitive process,” Tirthapura said. “Every year …Continue reading “Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award”

Sneha Singh receives IBM PhD Fellowship

by Thane Himes Sneha Singh, PhD student in computer engineering, received the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. She earned this award for her extensive research in stream processing. While she is thankful for the award, she also feels motivated. “This award has opened several avenues for me and I have to …Continue reading “Sneha Singh receives IBM PhD Fellowship”

Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Arun K. Somani, associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, was awarded the 2013 IBM Faculty Award. This year’s $20,000 award represents the third-straight IBM Faculty Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor, won in 2011 and 2012. “This award will be used …Continue reading “Somani receives IBM Faculty Award”

ECpE’s Dalal Receives IBM Faculty Award

Vikram Dalal’s solar cell research continues to turn heads. Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the 2012 IBM Faculty Award, his second in as many years. Much of the $38,000 award will go toward building a new deposition system for the solar research teams. “This award will go a …Continue reading “ECpE’s Dalal Receives IBM Faculty Award”

Dalal receives IBM faculty award

The search for eco-friendly energy sources is a worldwide affair, and researchers are drawing closer to new innovations every day. Among this group of determined professionals is Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dalal, who is working to advance solar energy, recently received the 2011 IBM Faculty Award. He has …Continue reading “Dalal receives IBM faculty award”

Computer engineering students receive IBM PhD fellowships

      Ames, Iowa — For the fifth time in the past seven years, IBM has awarded PhD fellowships to Iowa State ECpE students. This year, two computer engineering PhD students—Cory Kleinheksel of Wilton, Iowa, and Joseph Idziorek of Duluth, Minn.—each have been awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year. The …Continue reading “Computer engineering students receive IBM PhD fellowships”

Idziorek uses IBM PhD Fellowship to research cloud computing security

Joseph Idziorek has found his place in cloud computing, and IBM has noticed. A doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, Idziorek was recently awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship. The award comes with a $20,000 stipend and $10,000 education allowance, and marks the fourth time in the past six years …Continue reading “Idziorek uses IBM PhD Fellowship to research cloud computing security”