NASA has selected five different ground-based proposals to investigate important problems using existing data from the Physical Sciences Informatics System and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) assistant professor Sid Pathak’s proposal was one of those chosen.
A team of Iowa State University College of Engineering researchers recently experienced something that few ever will: a zero-gravity environment.
A team of engineering researchers at Iowa State University is studying the most effective ways for manufacturing materials in outer space, with the hope that astronauts can use these methods while on space missions.
A team of Iowa State University engineering students, team SMAlloygator, won the 2021 4th CASMART Student Design Challenge. The challenge, organized by NASA, tasked students with creating a design using shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. This work was also part of the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design project. The Consortium for the Advancement of …Continue reading “Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge”
No day is “just a normal day” in Ludovico Cademartiri’s research group. Not when there are so many questions to answer about crop plants using a convergence of materials science and engineering, genetics, predictive phenomics and chemical engineering. “We are working on many exploratory projects, including answering some fundamental questions about plant communication and challenging …Continue reading “An interdisciplinary path to plant root research”
Charlotte Brandenburg Major: Materials engineering: emphasis in metals and polymers Minor: Mathematics and German GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Career goal: To be a materials researcher at NASA Clubs/activities: PrISUm Solar Car Team, Osteoceramics Research Lab, Teaching Assistant Awards/honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Favorite place on campus: Lagomarcino courtyard in spring and …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg”
A mechanical engineering professor will establish a new research program to study ways for manufacturing polymer-based structures in space for space applications with the help of a new grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Reza Montazami, associate professor in mechanical engineering (ME), received funding from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium for a project titled …Continue reading “New project will explore manufacturing in space”
UNICOM Talks is a new series of events that will present noted guests from the field of aerospace engineering offering insight into many facets of the industry. Hosted by Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, UNICOM Talks will debut with two department alums in the spotlight on back-to-back days: NASA Chief Technologist David Voracek will …Continue reading “UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests”
A former NASA test pilot and 35-year veteran of military aviation, Ed “Fast Eddie” Schneider will share his knowledge and many experiences in a special guest appearance Friday, April 26. A guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), he will present a lecture in 0010 …Continue reading “Former NASA Test Pilot “Fast Eddie” to Speak at Iowa State”