Tag: mechanical engineering

ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

A mechanical engineering professor has received funding from the Department of Defense to study film thickness using Raman spectroscopy. The Defense MicroElectronics Activity division of the Department of Defense awarded ME professor Xinwei Wang a $315,000 grant to develop a new technology that can measure film thickness at the nanometer (nm) level. “There could be … Continue reading ME professor to study film thickness with defense department grant

ME grad student receives industry award

A mechanical engineering graduate student has been recognized by an international optical component manufacturer for his research on microplastic contamination in water. Anthony LoCurto, a Ph.D. candidate in ME, is a recipient of Edmund Optics’ (EO) 2018 Education Award. The “award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, … Continue reading ME grad student receives industry award

ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

With the holidays right around the corner, a pair of mechanical engineering students hope that they can one day spread the holiday cheer through their passion to design children’s toys. Madeline Turner, a senior in ME, and Lucille Murphy, a sophomore, are at different stages in their academic careers but the duo share the goal … Continue reading ME students preparing to become tomorrow’s toymakers

Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Iowa State University’s online masters program in mechanical engineering is among the top 25 in the nation, according to onlinesmasters.com. ISU’s online masters of engineering (MEng) degree ranked 21st on the list of the Best Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs for 2019. “We are pleased to be recognized by onlinemasters.com for our online masters of … Continue reading Iowa State’s online masters program ranks 21st

Three ME student-athletes receive All-Big 12 honors in football

Three mechanical engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 honors for football. Charlie Kolar, a redshirt freshman tight end, and Kene Nwangwu, a redshirt sophomore running back, were both named All-Big 12 Second Team. Kolar pulled in 10 receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Nwangwu rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries and … Continue reading Three ME student-athletes receive All-Big 12 honors in football

Iowa State, U of Ottawa collaboration examines electrostatic charging of particles in insulating materials

A group of researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Ottawa in Canada have teamed up on a research project that will examine electrostatic charging of particles made of insulating materials such as plastic in fluidized bed reactors. Findings from this research can be applied to the industrial systems such as the production … Continue reading Iowa State, U of Ottawa collaboration examines electrostatic charging of particles in insulating materials

MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

As a summer research program within the mechanical engineering department prepares to enter its 10th year, program alums have reflected on their experience and how it helped them get to where they are now. The MoSAIc (Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging) REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program was launched at Iowa State in 2010. The … Continue reading MoSAIc prepares students for careers in research, and beyond

Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue … Continue reading Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal

Hu receives ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award

A mechanical engineering faculty member has received a young investigator award for his contributions in design automation from his field’s largest professional society. Chao Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME) with a courtesy appointment in electrical and computer engineering, is a 2018 recipient of the Design Automation Young Investigator Award from the American … Continue reading Hu receives ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award

Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Dr. Kasra Momeni, an Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus and now a professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has had research published in the highly regarded interdisciplinary Naturepartner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications. “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials” reveals a new path for engineering atomically thin … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

Winning a single national research award wasn’t enough for one competitive mechanical engineering student. He wanted to win more. Nikita Kozak, a junior in mechanical engineering (ME), spent his summer as a Department of Defense High-Performance Computing (HIP) Intern at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen, Maryland. The HIP program at ARL provides … Continue reading ME student wins two national awards through his summer internship with the US Army Research Laboratory

ME professor receives Pomerantz Award

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, has received Iowa State’s Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Ganapathysubramanian joined the ME faculty at Iowa State in 2008 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014 and to full professor in 2018. He also holds a courtesy appointment in electrical and … Continue reading ME professor receives Pomerantz Award