Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, one of the highest honors for faculty in the College of Engineering. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Three ME professors receive university awards

Three professors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received 2018 university awards. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is presented by the Iowa Board of Regents and recognizes “tenured faculty members [who] are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the university or … Continue reading Three ME professors receive university awards

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research … Continue reading Q&A with Hossein Taheri

School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts

One mechanical engineering alum hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers through his outreach efforts. Daniel Diaz graduated from Iowa State with his BS in ME in 2013 and his MEng in ME in 2015. After graduation, Diaz was hired as a Mechanical Engineer at Lennox International Inc., manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air … Continue reading School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts

Q&A with Austin Downey

Austin Downey is currently pursuing a PhD in Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy administered by the mechanical engineering department. He was recently named an honorable mention for Iowa State’s Zaffarano Award which recognizes excellence in graduate research. This marks the fourth year in a row that a ME student has won the award or been named honorable … Continue reading Q&A with Austin Downey

CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

A research project by a group of College of Engineering researchers aims to develop a bio-based carbon fiber that could be used in anything from cars to wind turbines. The project was first started two years ago when the College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Project provided seed funding for the preliminary studies. Findings from those … Continue reading CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

William Graham, a student concurrently pursuing a MBA and BS in mechanical engineering, ran in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday. The 23-year old finished 29th out of 14,142 males who completed the 26.2-mile race. “My teammates and I from the Iowa State Running Club, trained for the Boston Marathon all through the winter,” said Graham. “Seeing our … Continue reading ME student finishes 29th in the Boston Marathon

ME grad student wins teaching award

A mechanical engineering graduate student is the most recent recipient of Iowa State’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Teaching Award. Emmanuel Hitimana, a PhD student, was among five candidates selected this semester for the honor. He currently serves a teaching assistant for the lab component of ME 421: System Dynamics and Control. “When I got notified … Continue reading ME grad student wins teaching award

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at … Continue reading ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award … Continue reading ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage