Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

Two staff members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of working at Iowa State University. Krista Briley, an administrative assistant and assistant to the department chair, as well as Mike Renze, an information technology systems support specialist, were both recognized last month at the 83rd Annual … Continue reading Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

For one industrial engineering (IE) student, it took leaving Iowa for her to discover how much she loves her home state. Emily Robinson is about to complete her first year in Iowa State’s IE program. Prior to her decision to return to Iowa she studied industrial engineering at Purdue University but left after one year … Continue reading Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

IE students present research at the statehouse

A group of industrial engineering students recently traveled to Des Moines to present their research to lawmakers, media members, and other members of the public at the capitol. Undergraduate research assistants from industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) assistant professor Hantang Qin’s Flexible Electronics and Additive Printing (FEAP) Lab visited the statehouse on April 3 … Continue reading IE students present research at the statehouse

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Karen (Hallaman) Ponder became the first woman to complete a PhD in industrial engineering at Iowa State when she graduated in 1978. Ponder was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and spent … Continue reading IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting

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