College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

IE student notches her 11th intramural championship

It’s been a busy year and a half for one industrial engineering student and she may not be done yet. Sharon Lau, a Ph.D. student in industrial engineering, recently won her 11th intramural championship as a student at Iowa State University. Lau, who first came to Iowa State in August 2017, now has four titles …Continue reading “IE student notches her 11th intramural championship”

Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers

A team of Cyclone Engineers are the recipients of a national award in part because of advancements they have made in the field of nondestructive evaluation, specifically in thermal imaging. Hantang Qin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University, is the lead on the project titled “Data fusion approaches …Continue reading “Research in nondestructive evaluation, thermal imaging leads to a national award for Cyclone Engineers”

Reza Zoughi joins Iowa State as Center for Nondestructive Evaluation director and Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair

Reza Zoughi, a research and teaching leader in nondestructive evaluation, has joined Iowa State University as the director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and the Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X

David Eisenmann, associate scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, was selected to receive the 2018 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Faculty Grant Award for the development of a new course in Applied Nondestructive Testing/Evaluation – a Technology Systems Management (TSM) course currently offered as TSM 493C/593C, Workshop in Technology: Manufacturing. The new course …Continue reading “New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X”

Q&A with Hossein Taheri

Hossein Taheri will complete his PhD in mechanical engineering at the end of the summer. He is also a recent recipient of the 2018 Young NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Professional Recognition award from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Taheri, who was co-advised by Timothy Bigelow and Leonard Bond, will work as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research …Continue reading “Q&A with Hossein Taheri”

CNDE announces new associate directors

The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation has announced the appointment of three new associate directors, Prof’s Peter Collins (MSE), Stephen Holland (AerE) and Simon Laflamme (CCEE). These appointments aim to strengthen CNDE’s faculty engagement and growth in activities as it moves forward in alignment with both the University and College level grand challenge theme in advanced materials and …Continue reading “CNDE announces new associate directors”

Shoaib receives Robert B. Oliver Scholarship

Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Shoaib, a recent graduate in aerospace engineering, continues to utilize his studies to understand additive manufacturing through nondestructive evaluation (NDE).

Associate professors earn ASNT Faculty Grant award

Paul Schafbuch, Thomas Chiou, and Norbert Meyendorf, all associate professors in aerospace engineering, are improving mechanics and structures courses at Iowa State thanks to an American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) Faculty Grant award.

Wind energy powers up alumnus’ career

When Brian Lapcewich enrolled at Iowa State in 2005 as an undeclared engineering major, he didn’t know his passion for engineering would lead him to a career where an ordinary day at the office would mean standing atop an 80-meter high wind turbine. As a junior in high school, Lapcewich toured the campus and fell …Continue reading “Wind energy powers up alumnus’ career”

Jiles named Honorary Fellow

David Jiles, distinguished professor and Palmer endowed chair of electrical and computer engineering, traveled to Chennai, India, to receive recognition as the 2011 elected Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT). Jiles was elected for his work on magnetic methods for non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Over the last ten years, he has collaborated …Continue reading “Jiles named Honorary Fellow”

Leading figure in nondestructive evaluation Bruce Thompson dies

Bruce Thompson, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University, died on Monday, March 7, after a valiant fight against cancer. Thompson was 69. Thompson also served as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Aerospace Engineering Department. …Continue reading “Leading figure in nondestructive evaluation Bruce Thompson dies”

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, …Continue reading “College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting”