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Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

Joel Montalbano, a 1988 graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named manager of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program. The appointment became effective June 29. “I am confident Joel’s leadership of this program will continue to expand the role of the space station as a national asset for exploration, science, and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano named International Space Station manager

ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

Keeping the power grid running efficiently and effectively is crucial to the continuation of our way of life. Since joining Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2019, Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been conducting research aimed at improving the reliability of the power grid in order to prevent untimely … Continue reading ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Partha Sarkar and students in his research lab are utilizing the department’s Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer (AABL) wind tunnel in the Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory (WiST) to study how to prevent cables – such as those that hold up bridges and power lines – from “galloping” in high wind. Read about … Continue reading Sarkar research helps cables, power lines withstand wind

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

After completing an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur and working as a project assistant for one-year at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, Vivek Kumar Singh began searching for opportunities to further his education.  This search eventually led him to Iowa State University in 2015. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

It’s all about the opportunity for “hands on” experiences for chemical engineering students, especially freshmen. And new lab equipment that has been added to Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in Sweeney Hall is going to provide a perfect scenario for that. It was made possible by a gift from department alumnus … Continue reading Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

The innovative research of wound healing through the use of resonant sensors will take a step forward in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) thanks to a 3M young faculty award received by Nigel Reuel. Reuel, assistant professor, Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow and Black and Veatch Building a … Continue reading CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online

When Iowa State University moved to online instruction in March, it didn’t just impact course delivery. The transition also disrupted academic advising during the busy fall registration period. Academic advisers and the relationships they build with their student advisees are an important part of the undergraduate experience at Iowa State. To help keep their advisees … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online

Civil engineering graduate program increases national ranking

The Iowa State University civil engineering graduate program is exceeding expectations through advanced research and innovation. According to the most recent U.S. News and World Report college graduate rankings released in March, Iowa State is tied for 27th overall in civil engineering and 18th among public universities. These rankings compare to last year being tied … Continue reading Civil engineering graduate program increases national ranking

Construction engineering students receive national community service award

Iowa State students in the Associated General Contractors student chapter are breaking boundaries in construction engineering on a national level. Club members traveled to Las Vegas for the AGC national convention to accept a community service award on March 12 – one that has never before been awarded to a student chapter. “We were surprised … Continue reading Construction engineering students receive national community service award

CCEE alum receives Young Engineer of the Year award

Cyclone Engineer Rebekkah Sandt (’06 civil engr) was recently awarded the Young Engineer of the Year for the Texas American Public Works Association (APWA), Southeast Branch. Sandt works as a project manager for HR Green’s Water business line located in Houston, Texas. Her career is focused on working with small communities to improve their wastewater … Continue reading CCEE alum receives Young Engineer of the Year award

Tracing food commodities – In bulk

Being able to trace your food from farm to fork has become a necessity for many consumers. ISU ABE professor, Charles Hurburgh, and his team are setting better practices for effective bulk commodity traceability. Bulk food products are often blended and thought to be impossible to track through their supply chains.

International partnership with Shandong University

A recent cooperative agreement was signed between researchers in from the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) department at Iowa State University (ISU) and the School of Civil Engineering at Shandong University in Jinan, China.

Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Winners have been announced for the College of Engineering pitch competition that took place inside the Student Innovation Center on Feb. 21. In the Existing Business Idea category, Cole Jensen (senior, mechanical engineering) took first place while a team including Nathan Kopp (freshman, mechanical engineering) was runner-up. In the New Idea category, Charles Cremault (sophomore, … Continue reading Winners announced for 2020 engineering pitch competition

Focus on the future: Industry tours allow students to see what they’re working toward in chemical engineering

Students at Iowa State University are given opportunities to succeed every day. Innovative staff and dedicated professors are constantly searching for unique experiences to expose students to. One of those experiences is industry tours for learning community participants. Mackenzie Schwartz, an academic advisor for the Chemical and Biological Engineering department has been coordinating groups of … Continue reading Focus on the future: Industry tours allow students to see what they’re working toward in chemical engineering

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.