Tag: Iowa

ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project … Continue reading ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

ME research project to examine two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

Flexible circuits, sensors, and low power transistors could become more feasible with the help of a research grant recently awarded to a mechanical engineering professor. Xinwei Wang, a professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a $337,730 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. The project, “Conjugated Energy Transport … Continue reading ME research project to examine two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

CoE researchers to develop safer, more reliable machines with new grant

Mechanical failures in agricultural and industrial machinery could become easier to predict with the help of a new grant awarded to a team of Iowa State University researchers. Chao Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his research team have received a $239,509 award from the NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program for a … Continue reading CoE researchers to develop safer, more reliable machines with new grant

Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

Two teams from Iowa State University placed in the top 10 at the 2019 International Data Mining Cup. A team of Iowa State students from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) and statistics departments took the top spot at the competition which just celebrated its 20th year. The team consisted of Qihao Zhang (Statistics), … Continue reading Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition

IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of … Continue reading IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

ISU researcher working with DOT on flood impact study

Alice Alipour, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a team of researchers to examine the effects of flooding on the infrastructures of communities. “With infrastructure systems, those are pretty much our lifeline,” Alipour said. “This includes transportation and power grid lines. We also consider community resilience and also consider buildings as a part of this infrastructure.”

IE students attend Cirque Mechanics performance

A group of industrial engineering students attended the Cirque Mechanics performance hosted by the Iowa State Center earlier this month. Macie VanNurden, a freshman in IE, was among those in attendance. She won a signed playbill from the performance, entitled 42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. “It was astounding to see the incredible talent from each … Continue reading IE students attend Cirque Mechanics performance

ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

A mechanical engineering professor is collaborating with industry on a research project that aims to develop the technology to produce environmentally sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber using lignin. Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Attis Industries, a diversified innovation and technology holding company based in Milton, Georgia, on a project with … Continue reading ME’s Bai partners with industry to develop sustainable, low-cost carbon fiber

Three IE students part of champion broomball team

Three industrial engineering students were part of Iowa State’s champion intramural broomball team which nabbed the title last month. Those students were Audrey Fyock, a student in the concurrent B.S. in IE / MBA program; Courtney Middelkoop, a first year student in the IE masters program; and Ashley Swift, a student in the concurrent B.S. … Continue reading Three IE students part of champion broomball team

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

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