ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) celebrated multiple successes during the month of September. In U.S. News and World Report’s most recent rankings, ISU CCEE’s undergraduate program tied for 27th in civil engineering among institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate. In a fall 2018 release of university enrollment numbers, the department … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas was officially honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the recent university award ceremony. Levitas was named to receive the Marston designation in May of 2018. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor the university bestows. It recognizes a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, has received Iowa State’s Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Ganapathysubramanian joined the ME faculty at Iowa State in 2008 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014 and to full professor in 2018. He also holds a courtesy appointment in electrical and … Continue reading ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant

This research feature is a part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). 

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He … Continue reading IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

Iowa State University chemical engineering alumnus Michael Determan, a senior technical manager with 3M Company, has received the Industrial Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award recognizes significant contributions by individuals working in industries served by chemical engineers who have received their highest academic degree within the previous 17 years. … Continue reading Chemical engineering grad Determan receives industry award

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

You can help Department of Aerospace Engineering undergraduates be part of an important annual education and potential employment event. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a national professional organization that connects students, faculty and professionals to the aerospace industry, and maintains an active chapter at Iowa State University. One of the group’s … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought her statistical expertise with her to Ames. Qing Li joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she served as a visiting assistant professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Li holds … Continue reading IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department

IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering … Continue reading IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

ISU TSA Traffic Bowl Team with their trophy. Photo courtesy Hitesh Chawla.

Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (ISU TSA) won the 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District Traffic Bowl on Friday, August 17. The team advanced to the 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held on Tuesday, August 21. Competition events took place at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual … Continue reading Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

As a member and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Advisory Council, John Kaiser was always a very popular visitor whenever he’d come to Sweeney Hall. As a longtime employee of Mars Chocolate, Kaiser, who some nicknamed “The Candy Man,” would bring samples of his employer’s products to hand out to … Continue reading John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates … Continue reading Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty