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Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering chosen for Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

Rajan’s research in big data earns international recognition Krishna Rajan has pioneered the new and emerging field of materials informatics, which involves the application of statistical learning and informatics techniques to a broad range of materials science problems. Rajan, who holds joint appointments in the materials science department and the bioinformatics and computational biology program, …Continue reading “Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering chosen for Alexander von Humboldt Research Award”

Researcher urges new approach for discovering materials

Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory thinks there’s more to materials informatics than plotting a thick cloud of colorful data points. As he sees it, managing computing tools to discover new materials involves harnessing the key characteristics of data: volume, velocity, variety and veracity (the four V’s). Lately, though, “the focus …Continue reading “Researcher urges new approach for discovering materials”

Pohl, Rajan receive Wilkinson Professorship

Two named professorships have been established from a bequest from the estate of Roger and Carla Wilkinson of Long Branch, New Jersey. Roger Wilkinson was a 1924 electrical engineering graduate of Iowa State, who also received his PhD in 1950 from the university. The inaugural recipients of the Wilkinson Professorship are Nicola Pohl, professor of …Continue reading “Pohl, Rajan receive Wilkinson Professorship”

Rajan, inter-university research group awarded grant to extend DARPA project

Working with professors from Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Washington, Krishna Rajan is developing a new materials science paradigm to design advanced devices made from nano and microelectromechanical systems (N/MEMS). The project is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).