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

Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss awarded teaching fellowship

Teaching high school science is usually not a career recent engineering graduates pursue. But for Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss, teaching and engineering has been a perfect fit. Voss was recently named a member of the 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. “I have found that my engineering experience has … Continue reading Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss awarded teaching fellowship

Shaw awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Santosh Shaw, a PhD student in materials science and engineering, was recently awarded a 2016 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Shaw was recognized for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or other light-based science. Working with MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri, Shaw’s research … Continue reading Shaw awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Materials engineering graduates branch out for new studies and new locations

This weekend during commencement, an anticipated 3,823 undergraduates will join the ranks of Iowa State alumni. For two materials engineering students, the education and experiences they acquired here at Iowa State will propel them forward into new adventures as Ph.D. students. Jake Sporrer will head to the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. in … Continue reading Materials engineering graduates branch out for new studies and new locations

German student finds new research avenues and experiences at Iowa State

What brings a student all the way to Ames, Iowa from Münster, Germany? For Johannes Betz, it was the promise of expanding his battery research and achieving his goals of creating a sustainable future. Pursuing a master’s degree, Betz knew he wanted to expand his studies and go abroad. He reached out to his professors … Continue reading German student finds new research avenues and experiences at Iowa State

Cademartiri’s research featured in Advanced Materials

Research by MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri and his team was published online on March 23, 2016 in Advanced Materials. The paper, titled “Thermal Processing of Silicones for Green, Scalable, and Healable Superhydrophobic Coatings,” was co-authored by Ph.D. students Xinchun Tian, Santosh Shaw, and Kara Lind. The group found that silicones can become water-repellant after … Continue reading Cademartiri’s research featured in Advanced Materials