Tag: Matt Frank

Iowa State chosen as partner in $48 million DARPA project

A team from industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University has secured a partnership in a research project aimed at streamlining the design and manufacture of U.S. Department of Defense equipment, including vehicles, weapons, and other complex systems. The team, led by PI Matt Frank and Frank Peters, both associate professors in … Continue reading Iowa State chosen as partner in $48 million DARPA project

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Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory heads out to sea

Engineering professors at Iowa State University are part of an international, collaborative research team recently awarded $4.1 million from the Department of Energy (DOE). The team, led by Sandia National Laboratories, also includes researchers from the University of Maine (UMaine), TPI Composites, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Iowa State’s researchers, who will receive … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory heads out to sea

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Rapid manufacturing project awarded grant from Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

A collaborative project between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa has received a grant for $290,000 from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF). Matt Frank, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State University, and Thomas Brown, Richard and Janice Johnston Chair of Orthopaedic Biomechanics and professor of biomedical engineering at … Continue reading Rapid manufacturing project awarded grant from Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power

A laser in Iowa State University’s Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory scanned layer after layer of the flexible fiberglass fabric used to make wind turbine blades. A computer took the laser readings and calculated how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold used to manufacture a blade. And if there was … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power