College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

MSE student spends summer researching in Japan

This past summer Adam Eichhorn, who just started his senior year in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), was able to visit Japan as a part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) where he was able to gain valuable research experience before he moves on to graduate school.

NASA selects MSE professor to test materials for future missions

NASA has selected five different ground-based proposals to investigate important problems using existing data from the Physical Sciences Informatics System and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) assistant professor Sid Pathak’s proposal was one of those chosen.

Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge

A team of Iowa State University engineering students, team SMAlloygator, won the 2021 4th CASMART Student Design Challenge. The challenge, organized by NASA, tasked students with creating a design using shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. This work was also part of the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design project. The Consortium for the Advancement of …Continue reading “Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge”

Transfer graduate student finds new home at Iowa State

Going from a smaller university in an urban area to a larger university in a smaller college town might have been difficult for some, but for mechanical engineering graduate student Murtaza “Murt” Zohair the transition was smooth. Zohair is from Aurora, Ill., part of the greater Chicago area. Growing up he was often reading books …Continue reading “Transfer graduate student finds new home at Iowa State”

IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department

With background in materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering, Yiliang (Leon) Liao brings a unique and diverse skillset to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). Liao joined IMSE as an associate professor for fall 2020. Prior to coming to Ames, he served as an assistant professor of …Continue reading “IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department”

Xinchun Tian receives ISU Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award

Xinchun Tian, a postdoctoral scholar in the Materials Science and Engineering department, was awarded the ISU Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award for his research on in situ biasing TEM studies. Tian graduated from Iowa State with a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering under the supervision of Prof. Ludovico Cademartiri. Tian now works as postdoctoral scholar …Continue reading “Xinchun Tian receives ISU Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award”

Cyclone Engineers develop alternative cooling materials

Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg

Charlotte Brandenburg Major: Materials engineering: emphasis in metals and polymers Minor: Mathematics and German GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Career goal: To be a materials researcher at NASA Clubs/activities: PrISUm Solar Car Team, Osteoceramics Research Lab, Teaching Assistant Awards/honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Favorite place on campus: Lagomarcino courtyard in spring and …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg”

ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen is a promising future fuel source for cars and this could become even more feasible because of a new, low-cost hydrogen procurement technique developed by a mechanical engineering researcher. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of Iowa State University researchers have developed a new catalyst to drive the separation …Continue reading “ME’s Hu develops low-cost, energy efficient method for separating hydrogen from water”

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