Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

Outreach and teaching to students in grades K-12 has been a priority in the materials science and engineering department as it aligns with and is encouraged in our university mission and vision. These are respectively: To create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place, and Iowa State will lead the … Continue reading Outreach in MSE increases awareness and excitement for STEM and materials education

Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

On August 2, 2017 a legendary and highly respected Iowa State University professor will take his last walk out of 2240 Hoover Hall. He holds the title of University Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education and has served Iowa State for 46 years. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Genalo, will retire from the Materials Science … Continue reading Dr. Larry Genalo retires from Iowa State University after 46 years of service on August 2, 2017

CBE faculty, students, researchers take part in inaugural Nano@IAState event

Twelve representatives of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), including faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, took part in the premiere Nano@IAState conference July 27. They helped make up a large group of oral and research poster presenters at the event, which brought together Iowa State, Ames Laboratory and industrial scientists and … Continue reading CBE faculty, students, researchers take part in inaugural Nano@IAState event

Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty member Surya Mallapragada will be sharing her significant research expertise in a new opportunity with Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering, will join that office as a … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Bartlett, Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, has almost made it through his first academic year as a professor at Iowa State University. He started his career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall 2016 semester. On April 19, 2017, Dr. Bartlett was given affirmation that his first academic … Continue reading Dr. Bartlett receives Engineering Student Council’s student nominated Outstanding Faculty Award

High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Surya Mallapragada has joined an elite group of research and academic officials following her official induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The honor was bestowed at the Sixth Annual NAI Conference in Boston. Dr. Pat Halbur, DVM, executive director of the … Continue reading High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship

Ashley McKenna, a junior in materials engineering from Vinton, Iowa, recently received the $5000 MTI Bert Kisher Memorial Scholarship to assist in her undergraduate educational experience at Iowa State University. She was one of two recipients among applicants from North America, Europe, and Asia. McKenna has been an active student in the Department of Materials … Continue reading Ashley McKenna receives competitive scholarship

MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

With the rise in demand for new electronics and better technology, there is also a rise in waste material. There is a need for a more efficient but affordable recovery processes. What happens to all the material waste after old and unused technologies get replaced? Is there value in the materials that remain? How can … Continue reading MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian … Continue reading Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

MSE assistant professor develops self-assembling particle

Shan Jiang, a new assistant professor in materials science and engineering, is pioneering new technology in nano-engineering and biomaterials. Jiang received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and held a post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After he finished his post-doc, Jiang went into the industry for one of the largest chemical … Continue reading MSE assistant professor develops self-assembling particle

Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been officially recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the University Awards ceremony. She was presented with a framed certificate by Iowa State University President Steven Leath and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert. The title of distinguished professor honors exemplary … Continue reading Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony