ME’s Hsu named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, was recently named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. Each year Thompson Reuters, a Toranto-based mass media company, compiles a list of the top 1 percent of the most cited researchers with papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2004 [Continue Reading…]

$2.2 million grant will study bioprosthetic heart valve durability with computer simulations

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, is part of a research team recently awarded more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop computer simulations that improve the durability of bioprosthetic heart valves (BHV). The new study aims to build on existing research in the field of BHV and develop [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State gears up for second round of Hyperloop competition

A challenge issued by SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, is reaching its final stages. In an attempt to make a more efficient transportation system, Musk issued an open challenge for teams to create a “Hyperloop pod” that can travel 700 mph, making the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles only 20 minutes [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineer models heart valves, wind turbines for better designs, performance

Three thin leaflets blew open and blood blasted through an artificial heart valve, the center stream firing reds and yellows, the colors indicating a flow speed up to 125 centimeters per second. When the leaflets slammed shut, the flow turned to light blue eddies, indicating blood flow had nearly stopped.

Supercomputers listen to the heart, model native and replacement heart valve function

New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.

New assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu sees opportunities in ME department

Ming-Chen Hsu joined the mechanical engineering department in August as an assistant professor and is already looking ahead to the future possibilities offered by his position. Hsu holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Taiwan University, a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San [Continue Reading…]