College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME’s Suresh to serve as Graduate College student marshal for Spring 2021

Vignesh Suresh has racked up a handful of awards and honors during his time at Iowa State, and he’ll have at least one more to his name when he walks across the commencement stage later this semester. Suresh, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering (ME) and human-computer interaction, has been named a student marshal for …Continue reading “ME’s Suresh to serve as Graduate College student marshal for Spring 2021”

Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering

Improving food systems in Iowa requires a lot more than just a knowledge of agriculture. Anuj Mittal, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering (IE) at Iowa State University, has been part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study which will allow food hubs in Iowa to share supply chain best practices among each other and …Continue reading “Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering”

ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt

A mechanical engineering alum has been named to the governing board for a Missouri-based manufacturing company. Srikanth Padmanabhan (PhDME’91) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt, “a 135-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles.” The company consists of “14 business units, 22,000 employee-partners, and …Continue reading “ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt”

Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh

Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh is a PhD student in industrial engineering and a graduate researcher in Dr. Iris Rivero‘s Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design lab. He was recently awarded the Wakonse Fellowship. “Wakonse” is the Lakota Indian term for “to teach, to inspire.” As part of the fellowship, Sri will attend a five-day conference at Camp Miniwanca in …Continue reading “Q&A with Srikanthan “Sri” Ramesh”

ME alum publishes novel: ‘Spirit of Engineering’

A novel penned by a mechanical engineering alum tells the story of two freshmen college students and their journey to discover what engineering is. Najeeb Kuzhiyil, who graduated with a PhD in ME in 2013, recently published his first novel: Spirit of Engineering: The Journey of Two College Freshmen and the Soul of Engineering. The idea to …Continue reading “ME alum publishes novel: ‘Spirit of Engineering’”