College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

CBE’s Reuel receives NSF CAREER Award

Nigel Reuel, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been selected for 2021 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education.

Two Cyclone Engineers receive 2021 NSF CAREER awards

Nigel Reuel, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Zhaoyu Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, have been selected for 2021 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education.

Tapping smart meters’ potential for grid resilience: Zhaoyu Wang receives NSF CAREER award

Zhaoyu Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Problem: Enhanced electric grid …Continue reading “Tapping smart meters’ potential for grid resilience: Zhaoyu Wang receives NSF CAREER award”

Cyclone Engineer Tom Mansell receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

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.

Three Iowa State engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Three Iowa State University Cyclone Engineers have been selected for 2019 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The program aims to build a firm foundation for leadership in integrating research and education. Leifur Leifsson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Matthew Panthani, assistant professor chemical and biological engineering, and Soumik Sarkar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, join 11 other active CAREER awards in the College of Engineering.

Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Seven Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty have been selected for 2018 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career faculty. The five-year awards total nearly $3.3 million and represent the first time that Iowa State’s College of Engineering has received seven CAREER awards in one year.

ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells

An upcoming research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member will study the dynamic mechanical behavior of live cells which might someday be used to help treat cancer. Juan Ren, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ren was one of three ME researchers at …Continue reading “ME researcher examines mechanical behavior of cells”

ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage

An ongoing research project by a mechanical engineering faculty member could lead to improved solar cells and better batteries for wind energy storage. Shan Hu, an assistant professor of ME, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hu is one of three ME researchers at Iowa State to receive the award …Continue reading “ME researcher aims to improve solar panels, batteries for wind energy storage”

Developing the next generation of solar-powered robotic systems

Ran Dai earns NSF CAREER award to design unmanned vehicles for long-duration, high-efficiency missions Using renewable energy to power aerial and ground vehicles could change the way we handle aspects of environmental monitoring, search and rescue missions, surveillance, and agricultural practices. To navigate these sorts of dynamic environments, Ran Dai, an assistant professor in aerospace …Continue reading “Developing the next generation of solar-powered robotic systems”

Changing the way engineering feels: A project to improve the accessibility of STEM fields for the visually impaired

Open an engineering textbook, and you’re sure to find charts, graphs, and complex equations. Hard enough to decipher, imagine parsing that information if you were blind or visually impaired. Conveying the detailed visual information that goes hand-in-hand with disciplines in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields isn’t necessarily impossible. But, according to Cris …Continue reading “Changing the way engineering feels: A project to improve the accessibility of STEM fields for the visually impaired”

ECpE’s Fayed wins NSF CAREER Award

Power management is a critical aspect in many electronic devices, and Ayman Fayed is working on a new approach to the problem. Fayed, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to develop dynamic on-chip power grids for energy efficient and cost effective power conversion in integrated …Continue reading “ECpE’s Fayed wins NSF CAREER Award”

Four from ECpE earn NSF CAREER Awards

Four researchers in the Iowa State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2012. Santosh Pandey, Aditya Ramamoorthy, Umesh Vaidya and Joseph Zambreno each earned awards and pushed the department’s total number of NSF CAREER Awards to 16. The four awards represent …Continue reading “Four from ECpE earn NSF CAREER Awards”

A computational approach to improving organic solar cells

Integrating computational thinking with experimental analysis in renewable energy research, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is focused on designing better organic solar cells. The computational tools he is developing will help classify and characterize the way the plastic thin film cells respond to different conditions and configurations. He explains that doing this work …Continue reading “A computational approach to improving organic solar cells”

Zhang looks to develop a platform 3D sensing technology

Imagine seeing live, three-dimensional video of rapid phenomenon like a beating heart. Then, imagine being able to use that data to evaluate disease or even perform surgery. A sensing technology with this sort of capability would need to be fast, and it would need to be precise. And if it is both of those things, …Continue reading “Zhang looks to develop a platform 3D sensing technology”

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”

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