Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, Shan Jiang, one of Materials Science and Engineering’s newest faculty members, joined the department in 2016. Prior to becoming an assistant professor at Iowa State, Jiang spent three years working at The Dow Chemical Company as a project leader. His research was primarily focused on waterborne latex coating. Jiang brought a wealth of … Continue reading Jiang lab helps industry develop biobased functional coatings using nanotechnology

Jonathan Claussen: Designing disease detection and prevention technologies

An expert in nanotechnology and microfabrication recently joined Iowa State University to advance medical science with an engineering perspective. After watching individuals, families and communities slowly succumb to debilitating diseases – like Alzheimer’s, cancer and type-2 diabetes – throughout his life, Jonathan Claussen is determined to find a way to relieve the effects of these … Continue reading Jonathan Claussen: Designing disease detection and prevention technologies

Iowa State researcher invited to leading U.S. high school nanotechnology lab

Peter Taylor, associate director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation, recently partnered with a nationally recognized high school for nanotechnology research and practice. Wheeling High School (Chicago, Ill.) invited Taylor Feb. 21 to speak with high school students and demonstrate nanotechnology laboratory practices with concrete. Wheeling … Continue reading Iowa State researcher invited to leading U.S. high school nanotechnology lab

Iowa State researchers setting up ‘dream team’ to research, develop nanovaccines

Iowa State University researchers think developing nanovaccines using a “systems” approach can revolutionize the prevention and treatment of diseases. Just think, since 1980 the world has seen more new diseases than medical science knew before 1980, said Balaji Narasimhan, Iowa State’s Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and leader of a new project designed … Continue reading Iowa State researchers setting up ‘dream team’ to research, develop nanovaccines

ME welcomes nanotechnology engineer

Ganesh Balasubramanian is looking forward to immense opportunities in teaching and nanotechnology research as he begins his new faculty position in the mechanical engineering department (ME) at Iowa State. Initially planning on pursuing a statistics degree, Balasubramanian eventually elected to study mechanical engineering at Jadavpur University due to the wide range of scientific fundamentals and … Continue reading ME welcomes nanotechnology engineer

Improving the capabilities of atomic force microscopy

A series of algorithms being developed by Aditya Ramamoorthy could make using atomic force microscopes (AFMs) significantly faster when imaging and characterizing soft materials. Ramamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has support from a $413,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to work on the project “Joint topographic imaging and characterization using atomic force … Continue reading Improving the capabilities of atomic force microscopy