Keeping the power grid running efficiently and effectively is crucial to the continuation of our way of life. Since joining Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2019, Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been conducting research aimed at improving the reliability of the power grid in order to prevent untimely …Continue reading “ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU”
Energy storage reliability and safety could be improved on everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines because of a research project involving an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University engineers. Chao Hu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), is the principal investigator (PI) on a project titled “Physics-Based Probabilistic Prognostics for Battery Health Management.” Simon …Continue reading “Opposites attract: Cyclone engineers team up to improve battery reliability and safety”
The National Science Foundation awarded four Cyclone Engineers with their prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship.
Tom Mansell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to create engineered probiotics that may be a new way to treat illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
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”
An annual tradition in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate education has been given the green light to continue its mission. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) has received a renewal of funding from NSF through 2022. The funding will cover this year’s program, and …Continue reading “Funding renewed for CBE BioMAP undergrad research; 2020 application deadline approaching”
Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and his team are creating real-time decision making capabilities for high-rate dynamic systems. These systems include advanced weaponry, blast mitigation systems and hypersonic vehicles.
Improving food systems in Iowa requires a lot more than just a knowledge of agriculture. Anuj Mittal, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering (IE) at Iowa State University, has been part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study which will allow food hubs in Iowa to share supply chain best practices among each other and …Continue reading “Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering”
Researchers at Iowa State University are using their expertise to create a system that will provide students, teachers, police officers and others with accurate, real-time information in the event of an active shooter situation in a school. Soumik Sarkar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is serving as the Primary Investigator (PI) at the Iowa State …Continue reading “Engineering research project studies active shooter situations in schools”
Driving along the highway, most people have seen parts of the U.S. power grid in the form of tall, metal towers carrying power lines. These power lines are transmitting much of the electricity we use daily to power microwaves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and more. But with this vast amount of electricity and power, many components …Continue reading “ECpE professors receive $1 million NSF grant for data-driven vision of future power grids”
Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project …Continue reading “ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets”
Flexible circuits, sensors, and low power transistors could become more feasible with the help of a research grant recently awarded to a mechanical engineering professor. Xinwei Wang, a professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a $337,730 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. The project, “Conjugated Energy Transport …Continue reading “ME research project to examine two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides”
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty member Zengyi Shao has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure. Shao, who is also the Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow, joined Iowa State CBE as an assistant professor in 2013. She received her B.S. from Nankai University in 2002, and her Ph.D. from …Continue reading “CBE’s Shao promoted to associate professor”
Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of …Continue reading “IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position”