Bypassing cognitive bottleneck: $1M National Science Foundation grant awarded to CCEE’s Sharma, multi-disciplinary team

For emergency responders and traffic operators, safety on highways has long been a struggle to reduce response times to accidents while keeping roadway congestion to a minimum. For researcher Anuj Sharma, there’s subtler factors to be taken into account. One of those factors? It’s a syndrome called cognitive bottleneck. “Even if there is an incident [Continue Reading…]

Jeong leads NSF project to develop fast, efficient means of analyzing data

Have you ever heard two people describe the same thing but come up with two very different descriptions? Discrepancies can cause problems. And when it comes to gathering data (and analyzing that data), construction engineer David Jeong says discrepancies in language present huge roadblocks. “You want to use the term ‘highway,’ I want to use [Continue Reading…]

Chen, Laflamme awarded $200K from NSF for multi-purpose structural system research

“How can you multi-purpose—re-think—structural systems?” Iowa State University (ISU) researchers have a new theory to answer that question. Earlier this month, the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded ISU professors An Chen and Simon Laflamme more than $200,000 in research funding. The project, “Multifunctional Structural Panel for [Continue Reading…]

Mechanical engineering researchers receive 3-year, $360K grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $360,485 grant to two Iowa State University mechanical engineering professors. The funding will support a project entitled “REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site: Research and Education in Multiscale Sensing and Imaging” led by Pranav Shrotriya and Sriram Sundararajan. Funding for the project begins on Sept. 1, 2016 and will [Continue Reading…]

A summer of fellowship and research wraps up for CBE’s BioMap REU students

Twelve chemical and biological engineering undergraduates from near and far are heading home with great memories and valuable research experience following a summer at Iowa State. They were participants in the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The program brings undergraduates [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State University receives $2 million National Science Foundation grant to transform approaches to teaching and learning in electrical and computer engineering

AMES, Iowa – Students at Iowa State University majoring in electrical and computer engineering will greatly benefit from a new $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a new collaborative instructional model for course design that will transform their education and develop the next generation of engineers. Electrical and computer engineering [Continue Reading…]

Undergrad researchers from around the nation settle in with CBE’s BioMaP

Mentored undergraduate research is in full swing in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the 2016 BioMaP REU program. Twelve students from institutions around the nation have joined with ISU CBE faculty to participate in this novel nine-week research opportunity, formally known as the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates. Participants [Continue Reading…]

Cory Kleinheksel: Improving education

Cory Kleinheksel is taking steps to improve education for future generations of students and teachers.

Iowa State students, alumni chosen for National Science Foundation fellowships

Four students who have spent time in Iowa State’s engineering programs have been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The students are among 2,000 individuals receiving awards in 2016 out of 17,000 applicants. Two students, Trent Borman and Rachel Creighton, attended Iowa State University as undergraduates and are now doing graduate [Continue Reading…]

Undergraduates invited to apply for CBE summer research program

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program. Applications will be accepted through May 8, 2016. The application form and more information may be found at A program flier can be found here. Participation [Continue Reading…]

Outreach and mentoring award for Professor Laura Jarboe

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Dr. Laura Jarboe has received the 2015 Leadership in Outreach & Mentoring Award from Iowa NSF EPSCoR (National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). A panel of judges selected Jarboe for the honor, stating they were impressed with her range of activities and achievement in the [Continue Reading…]

Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been recognized as the inaugural Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Donor Jack R. Johnson and Dr. Mallapragada were joined in a ceremony by Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert; Sarah Rajala, Dean of the College of Engineering; CBE department faculty [Continue Reading…]