CoE faculty honored by Plant Sciences Institute

Five engineering researchers selected as PSI Faculty Scholars The Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) has awarded funding to investigators in three colleges in an effort to stimulate high-risk, high-reward research in the plant sciences. The awards are part of the Plant Sciences Institute’s Faculty Scholars program. The new initiative was spearheaded by PSI director Patrick Schnable … Continue reading CoE faculty honored by Plant Sciences Institute

ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

AMES, Iowa – Let’s say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather. How can they precisely assess the performance of those new plants in different environmental conditions? Field tests can provide some answers. Greenhouse tests can provide some more. But how can plant … Continue reading ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

ECpE researcher completes lab on a chip device

by Thane Himes Liang Dong recently completed research on a device that can help scientists find more effective ways to protect crops and combat Parkinson’s disease by studying, of all things, worms. Nematodes possess simple nervous systems, but still share important characteristics with the nervous systems of humans. By studying nematode nerves, researchers can learn more … Continue reading ECpE researcher completes lab on a chip device

Light-emitting nanofibers shine the way for optoelectronic textiles

Nanowerk, one of the web’s top destinations for news on all things nanotechnology, is highlighting the work of Iowa State’s Liang Dong in its January 27 edition of Nanowerk Highlights. Dong, the Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in electrical and computer engineering (ECpE), is working with organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and has built a one-dimensional electroluminescent device into a … Continue reading Light-emitting nanofibers shine the way for optoelectronic textiles

Faculty member’s research featured on journal cover

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Liang Dong’s paper titled “Multichannel Detection Using Transmissive Diffraction Grating Sensor” is featured on the December 2011 cover of the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. In the paper, Dong and electrical engineering PhD students Peng Liu and Depeng Mao present a new transmissive diffraction grating pH … Continue reading Faculty member’s research featured on journal cover

Three electrical and computer engineering faculty receive 2010 NSF CAREER Awards

Ames, Iowa — Three electrical and computer engineering professors at Iowa State University have received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards this year. Assistant professors Liang Dong, Jaeyoun Kim, and Lei Ying each will receive $400,000 over a five-year period to fund their research and educational efforts in photonic circuits, optical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), and … Continue reading Three electrical and computer engineering faculty receive 2010 NSF CAREER Awards