Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Mufit Akinc has received the Fulbright Grant to Turkey for the 2017-2018 academic year. He will become Senior Lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for the spring semester of 2018. Dr. Akinc currently holds many titles at Iowa State University. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and … Continue reading Akinc selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ankara, Turkey

Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher working to save energy with nanotechnology insulation

Mufit Akinc, who has a series of patent plaques hanging high on his office wall, knows all about the challenges of moving inventions out of the lab. But he’s determined to see one of his latest projects make it all the way to the marketplace where it can save energy and money. Akinc, a professor … Continue reading Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher working to save energy with nanotechnology insulation

Iowa Energy Center announces 2014 Impact Awards

Four College of Engineering faculty recognized The Iowa Energy Center recently honored leaders and innovators in the center’s four program areas – bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and education and outreach – with the Impact Award. This year was the first year with grants awarded. Five award winners were chosen in these categories, four of … Continue reading Iowa Energy Center announces 2014 Impact Awards

College of Engineering faculty and staff recognized with university’s most distinguished awards

Eleven College of Engineering faculty and staff were among those honored during Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony, held Sept. 22, 2014. Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering: Regents Faculty Excellence Award, Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award Tonia McCarley, assistant director of Center for Biorenewable Chemicals: Regents Award for Staff Excellence Vikram Dalal, … Continue reading College of Engineering faculty and staff recognized with university’s most distinguished awards

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Mufit Akinc receives two faculty awards

Materials science and engineering professor receives Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award. Mufit Akinc was recently recognized by his peers and graduate students with two prominent awards. During Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony held on September 22, 2014, Akinc received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence that is given … Continue reading Mufit Akinc receives two faculty awards

Delegation to India returns to Iowa

Numerous possibilities could come as a result of desired relations between India and Iowa, although all developments are currently in preliminary stages. Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, Mufit Akinc, interim dean of the college of engineering, and Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the college of agriculture and life sciences, represented Iowa State in the … Continue reading Delegation to India returns to Iowa

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University, CoE see enrollment records again this year

More students than ever before are enrolled at Iowa State and the College of Engineering this year. Surpassing last year’s enrollment by more than 575, this fall the college has 7,508 students taking classes, contributing to the university’s record enrollment of 31,040. This year also set another record for the college—with 6,495 undergraduates, engineering has … Continue reading University, CoE see enrollment records again this year

Building on success

As I began preparing for when I would take the College of Engineering’s reins from Jonathan Wickert, who is now the senior vice president and provost at Iowa State, I knew the college was in great shape. Each day on the job of interim dean, I realize just how true this is. Our research funding … Continue reading Building on success

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Akinc named interim dean of Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Professor Mufit Akinc, a faculty member at Iowa State University since 1981, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective July 30. He succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who will assume the role of senior vice president and provost at Iowa State on the same date. “I am very pleased that Mufit has agreed … Continue reading Akinc named interim dean of Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

College’s cabinet in place

The College of Engineering’s announcement in October that Dr. Gary Mirka has been promoted to the position of associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education capped a period of administrative changes that began last spring. Mirka, currently the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, moves into the associate dean’s … Continue reading College’s cabinet in place

Iowa State and top Chinese technical university sign exchange agreements

Officials at Iowa State University and a leading technology university in China have signed agreements that will bring several top Chinese students each year to Iowa State to work on their degrees. The agreements with Dalian University of Technology will enable up to five Chinese PhD students a year in the sciences and engineering to … Continue reading Iowa State and top Chinese technical university sign exchange agreements

College appoints Akinc to leadership role for international programs

Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering, has been named as the College of Engineering’s professor-in-charge of international engagement. “Professor Akinc’s leadership role will be directed at educating students about the global nature of the engineering business enterprise,” said Jonathan Wickert, dean of the college. “The college will benefit greatly from his extensive experience … Continue reading College appoints Akinc to leadership role for international programs