College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

New Faculty Spotlight: Houqiang Fu

Each new semester at Iowa State University (ISU) brings a lot of new faces to campus. With the start of the fall 2020 semester, one of those faces is Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Assistant Professor Houqiang Fu.  Fu is originally from Central China. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in materials physics from …Continue reading “New Faculty Spotlight: Houqiang Fu”

ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Each year, the Power & Energy Society (PES) recognizes one engineer worldwide to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. According to the PES website, the purpose of the award is to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under for “Outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical …Continue reading “ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award”

Coming Together at the Seams

Transporting generated electricity is much more efficient than transporting fuel stock, but it cannot yet happen from coast to coast. In this episode of Factor Analysis, we talk to Dr. James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering to find out why, what it would take, and what Iowa State’s role is in the process.

Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Iowa State structural engineering researcher earns prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) funding to increase resiliency of electric power networks under windstorm and aging effects In March, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Iowa State Structural Engineering Assistant Professor Alice Alipour a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Alipour is the principal investigator of the …Continue reading “Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award”

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”

Iowa State engineer developing technology to enhance battery life in portable devices

Soldiers carrying sophisticated communication and navigation devices into the field have the same battery headaches as civilians working their smart phones at the airport. One way to assure that soldiers have an adequate power supply for their electronic tools has been to strap extra batteries to their backs. But Ayman Fayed, an Iowa State assistant …Continue reading “Iowa State engineer developing technology to enhance battery life in portable devices”