ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

PrISUm’s Penumbra takes to the streets of Des Moines

PrISUm Solar Car Team‘s newest model Penumbra took to the streets of Iowa’s capital city Thursday for an event with the state’s highest-ranking elected official. Governor Kim Reynolds along with Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg addressed members of the team, local media, and the public during Thursday morning’s event on the west side of the state … Continue reading PrISUm’s Penumbra takes to the streets of Des Moines

ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management. That would improve safety and mobility on Iowa’s roads and highways. To read the … Continue reading ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

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ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa.  The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly … Continue reading ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo … Continue reading ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Two ME professors awarded patents

Mechanical Engineering professors Robert C. Brown and Atul Kelkar were recently each awarded patents. Brown was co-inventor with R. Christopher Williams, a professor in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State, and Mohamed Abdel Raouf Mohamed Metwally of Cairo, Egypt on U.S. Patent No. 9,546,276 entitled “Bio-oil Formulation as an Asphalt Substitute.” The patent was issued … Continue reading Two ME professors awarded patents

ME students operate a bike repair shop in Ames

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYMVRhl1aQ Two brothers at Iowa State have combined their interest in mechanical engineering and their passion for cycling with a start-up business. Jared Trent, 21, and Brady Trent, 19, have owned and operated Trent Bicycles since August. Their business, operated out of a garage on Ames’s southeast side, offers bicycle repairs as well as preowned … Continue reading ME students operate a bike repair shop in Ames

ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House

Chloe McPherson – a master’s student in mechanical engineering with a co-major in human computer interaction – recently finished up her stint with the White House Internship Program under President Barack Obama for the fall 2016 semester. The Omaha, Nebraska-native was among 165 students nationwide to be selected for this opportunity. Dakota Olson, a junior … Continue reading ME and HCI graduate student completes internship with Obama White House