CyRide buses frequently spotted around campus and other parts of Ames could soon be getting a facelift. Ryan Saunders, a senior mechanical engineering major, has spent the past semester studying the feasibility of electrifying CyRide, the campus and city bus system. The project, which Saunders is working on as part of an independent study course, … Continue reading ME student’s independent study project aims to electrify CyRide
One mechanical engineering professor will use X-rays to study hydrate formations which can found in off-shore petroleum transport systems. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science in ME, recently received a $100,488 grant from the Chevron Corporation for an eight-month project entitled An exploratory investigation of using X-rays to characterize hydrate formation. “Hydrates can form … Continue reading ME’s Heindel to use X-rays to study hydrate formations
Seven mechanical engineering graduate students were recognized today for their research and teaching excellence. Caroline Hayes, ME department chair, and Abhijit Chandra, ME Director of Graduate Education, presented the awards during a short ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Black Engineering Building. Each awardee received a letter of commendation from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, a certificate of achievement, … Continue reading Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research
Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher
Mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The status of Fellow is bestowed upon ASME members with 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the organization. Of the approximately 130,000 ASME members, roughly 3,000 … Continue reading ME’s Kong named ASME Fellow
Bruce Johnson (BSME’55) has been named the 2017 recipient of the William H. Webb Medal. The award is bestowed upon those who exhibit outstanding contributions to education in the fields of naval architecture, marine, or ocean engineering. Johnson graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1955. While in Ames … Continue reading ME alum awarded William H. Webb Medal for 2017
Shan Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing new catalysts made of rust nanostructures that convert light into fuel faster and cheaper than other leading catalysts. Her research holds the promise of using hydrogen as a sustainable clean energy.
Given her background in food and agricultural engineering, recently hired mechanical engineering associate professor Carmen Gomes feels that she’s bringing something unique to the department. “I believe I can bring my expertise when it comes to chemistry, biology, and interactions with interfaces in materials to the mechanical engineering world,” she said. Gomes excelled at biology, … Continue reading ME’s Gomes brings her expertise in food safety to ag-focused Iowa
Thomas Burnett, a mechanical engineering senior from Algona, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Representatives from Team PrISUm sponsors Boing and Rockwell Collins discuss their impressions of the newest solar car: “Penumbra.”
Mechanical engineering students and Team PrISUm members Dylan Neal and Sarah Leahy discuss the newest model of their solar car: “Penumbra.”
Mechanical engineering graduate Nick Hasto (BSME’17), ME senior Sarah Pinkerton, and Ames High senior Rucha Kelkar (daughter of ME professor Atul Kelkar) discuss their involvement in the Ames/Story County/Iowa State University chapter of FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino. Pinkerton, who is also an alumna of Ames High, was on the founding team in 2012. For more … Continue reading FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino
PrISUm Solar Car Team president and mechanical engineering student Dylan Neal along with Iowa governor Kim Reynolds discuss PrISUm’s newest model – Penumbra – during a public event at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines on June 15, 2017.