Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

In today’s technology-driven world, the need to have information instantaneously is growing. Big data can be of large “volume,” meaning the number of bytes required to store the data, as well as high “velocity,” or a high rate of change. The field of analyzing such massive, fast-changing data is called “streaming analytics.” Iowa State University … Continue reading Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

Calculated 3D micro-tentacle shape that can mimic the patient’s cochlear structure. Image courtesy In-Ho Cho.

Hear me now? Iowa State researchers begin work on new, improved hearing aid

Multi-disciplinary engineering faculty look to develop device to minimize damage to ear while maximizing amount of sound available to hearing impaired In-Ho Cho makes a spiral motion with his hand, demonstrating the coiled shape of the human ear’s cochlear structure. Located inside the inner ear, the cochlear structure is critical to a person’s hearing ability. … Continue reading Hear me now? Iowa State researchers begin work on new, improved hearing aid

Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Multi-disciplinary team aims to bring new tech tools to the classroom in effort to prepare students for real-world challenges (From left to right): Faculty members Aliye Karabulut, Chuck Jahren and An Chen “Students are motivated when things make sense and are relevant,” says Chuck Jahren, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Construction Engineering Professor-in-Charge. Jahren has been … Continue reading Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

ISU chemical engineers discover key to unlocking performance of hydrogenation catalysts

Carbon-supported metal nanoparticles have been used for decades as catalysts for the industrial production of chemicals. Yet, little is known about the role the carbon support plays on the performance of these materials. The choice of a support (activated carbon, carbon black, etc.) for a given process remains mostly based on trial and error. However, … Continue reading ISU chemical engineers discover key to unlocking performance of hydrogenation catalysts

Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

A record number of graduate students are being welcomed by Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering this fall, with 85 individuals from more than a dozen countries pursuing advanced degrees in chemical engineering. Twenty of the students are new to Iowa State this semester. Both new and returning graduate students gathered recently for … Continue reading Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

A new online prep program from the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been designed with non-traditional Ph.D. candidates in mind. The department has unveiled plans for an online graduate core preparatory course for qualified individuals seeking the advanced degree. It will debut in the summer of 2018 and is … Continue reading Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

Luke Roling is happy to bring the power of computational analysis to his undergraduate alma mater. And even happier to do so with what was “just a dream job” not many years ago. Roling will begin his first faculty appointment when he becomes an assistant professor in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering … Continue reading From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

Kristen Cetin stands in front of the Iowa State University Power Plant. Her research on energy production would impact facilities like this one during times of peak usage. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

Construction Engineering Assistant Professor Kristen Cetin seeks ways to decrease demand on load during dog days of summer Turning up the air conditioner is the first move you make when you come in from a hot summer day. The hotter the outdoor temperatures, the lower you crank the thermostat. Multiply that by thousands of people … Continue reading Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

Researchers and educators from noted institutions around the nation will once again visit Iowa State University to share their work as guests of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Graduate Seminar Series. The series schedule has been released and is posted on the department’s web site. It will begin with the traditional introductory seminar … Continue reading CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

This article was originally published on news.iastate.edu by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read it in its entirety. AMES, Iowa – Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a short-eared owl. Here, he said, could be some clues … Continue reading AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

ChemE grad Suástegui earns “best of” award with presentation at national conference

Dr. Miguel Suástegui, who received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in May of 2017, has been honored for a research presentation at a recent national conference. His talk at the April 2017 American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco was awarded “Best of BIOT” by the Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT). … Continue reading ChemE grad Suástegui earns “best of” award with presentation at national conference

CBE graduate, ChemE grad student benefit from Pappajohn Center Cystarters program

An Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student and a May 2017 chemical and biological engineering (CBE) B.S. grad are both setting their sights on entrepreneurial goals – with the help of the university’s Pappajohn Center for Entreprenuership CYstarters program. Grad student Dillon Hurd — who is pursuing his Ph.D. by developing a wireless heart assist … Continue reading CBE graduate, ChemE grad student benefit from Pappajohn Center Cystarters program