Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.
Pete Collins, Alan and Julie Renken professor of materials science and engineering, received two awards for the significance of his paper.
The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services …Continue reading “Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet”
Iowa State University is home to its very own chapter of Material Advantage, a student organization that “provides access to the materials science and engineering professional’s most preeminent societies,” including The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Involvement in the organization gives students leadership experience, scholarship opportunities, conference and event access, …Continue reading “ISU Material Advantage connects students to the department, the community and Iowa representatives”
MSE GOLD, Materials Science and Engineering Graduates of the Last Decade group, continues the strong MSE student community into alumni life at Iowa State University. The MSE GOLD program allows alumni to reconnect with friends, network and share opportunities with other alumni and student mentees. “I think one of the great things about MSE GOLD is that it gives …Continue reading “MSE GOLD strengthens alumni-student relations”
Support during graduate school opened path to career in teaching A big part of being an undergraduate student involves new experiences that help you decide where you’ll end up next. For Tim Cullinan, a new lecturer for Iowa State’s materials science and engineering department, tutoring and serving as a teaching assistant got him thinking about …Continue reading “MSE lecturer builds on experiences at Iowa State”
Andrea Klocke, academic advisor in materials science and engineering, received the 2013-2014 Academic Advising Impact award, given by the University Academic Advising Committee. The award recognizes faculty or professional staff who have continued to demonstrate outstanding performance in advising Iowa State University undergraduate students throughout their professional career. Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, academic advisor in industrial and manufacturing systems …Continue reading “Klocke honored with Academic Advising Impact award”
It would be misleading to say that Anja Mudring, the Glenn Murphy Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is new to Iowa State. In fact, the Bonn, Germany, native is enjoying a homecoming to one of her favorite research institutions when she begins her appointment this fall. “The research community …Continue reading “Anja Mudring returns to Iowa State University”
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Xiaoli Tan’s paper, “Evolving morphotropic phase boundary in lead-free (Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3–BaTiO3 piezoceramics,” was one of the most cited papers of 2012 in the Journal of Applied Physics. In the paper, Tan and his research partners examine the morphotropic phase boundary, or the composition range with coexisting crystalline phases, in …Continue reading “Tan’s paper most cited in Journal of Applied Physics”
Professor Michael Kessler has teamed up with Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, and Richard Larock, distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry, to develop soybean oil-based coatings that have antibacterial properties. The coatings could have applications in many areas, such as hospital sterilization, food processing and food packaging. The paper on this …Continue reading “Kessler Helps Create Biobased Coatings with Antibacterial Properties”
Dr. Richard LeSar, MSE Professor, had an article featured in the April 2012 MRS Bulletin Special Issue. The article, entitled “Teaching Sustainable Development in Materials Science and Engineering,” discusses three materials sustainability programs designed by the authors that are being implemented in the U.S. and the different approaches each program takes. The hope for these …Continue reading “Professor Richard LeSar – Article Featured in MRS Bulletin”
MSE professor Mike Kessler and the rest of the Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team (BBRT) are currently working on developing biorenewables and biodegradable containers for the specialty crop industry. They are researching biorenewable polymers and composites to find containers that function the same as the current petroleum-based plastic containers without the disadvantages.