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Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow Nigel Reuel and two of his now-graduated students have been spotlighted by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Reuel, recent department Ph.D. graduate Sadaf Charkhabi, recent B.S. graduate Andee Beierle (who was an …Continue reading “Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program”

Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor and Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named the recipient of the 2021 Iowa State University Bailey Research Career Development award. The award, administered by the university’s Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), is given each year to faculty whose work is high-risk, …Continue reading “Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study”

AerE grad student Srinivasan takes People’s Choice Award in 3-Minute Thesis competition

Three minutes well spent has netted Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate student Ramya Srinivasan the People’s Choice Award in Iowa State University’s 3-Minute Thesis final competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates research conducted by master’s or Ph.D. students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland, the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research …Continue reading “AerE grad student Srinivasan takes People’s Choice Award in 3-Minute Thesis competition”

ME grad student recognized at international conference

Emily Johnson, a mechanical engineering graduate student, recently received the Best Presentation Award for Junior Female Researchers at the 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 virtual conference. Elsevier and the Female Researchers Chapter of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM-FRC) supported this merit-based award to highlight the work of …Continue reading “ME grad student recognized at international conference”

Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training

Navigating realistic weather conditions during the pilot training process could became easier because of an Iowa State University research project involving augmented reality (AR). Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), are leading the Iowa State …Continue reading “Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training”

Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Sometimes people joke that “it’s not rocket science” when referring to a non-technical matter. For one of mechanical engineering’s junior faculty members, her summer research experience with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab was in fact rocket science. Sarah Bentil, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor of mechanical engineering (ME), spent 12 …Continue reading “Advancing rocket science with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab”

Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear

Issues caused by wear and tear on rotating machinery could be easier to detect and predict because of a research partnership between Iowa State University and Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer Corporation is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. The team has manufacturing facilities and regional offices around the …Continue reading “Iowa State University, Vermeer Corporation team up to study machine wear and tear”

Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Connor Smith has been chosen as the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Lawrence E. Burkhart Memorial Award recipient for the fall 2020 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon one graduating senior each semester, named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. The recipient is selected by department faculty. Burkhart, …Continue reading “Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient”

Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design

A team of Iowa State University industrial engineering students took first place in a national contest which showcased their ingenuity in the time of COVID-19. The Iowa State team bested the field in the Data Analytics and Information Systems division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Mobile/Web App Competition. The contest recognizes …Continue reading “Industrial engineering team bests field at national competition for VR design”

Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced

Four mechanical engineering graduate students have received Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards as presented by Iowa State University’s Graduate College: Teaching Excellence Award Parinaz Hafezisefat (Advised by Robert C. Brown) Sai Katamreddy (Advised by Jonghyun “Jong” Lee) Research Excellence Award Kshama Parate (Advised by Jonathan Claussen) Lusi A (Advised by Xianglan Bai) Click …Continue reading “Fall 2020 REx/TEx award winners in ME announced”

IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition

Industrial engineering (IE) graduate student Saba Moeinizade did not know what to expect when the student poster competition for the INFORMS annual meeting was made virtual. She certainly was not expecting a podium finish, so she was pleasantly surprised when the judges awarded second place to her entry. Her presentation – “A Simulation-based Optimization Approach …Continue reading “IE graduate student takes 2nd place at national poster competition”

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”

ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition

Cary L. Pint, Charles Schafer (Battelle) Chair of Engineering and an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently honored for groundbreaking innovations. First, Pint and his team were designated as winners of a prestigious 2020 R & D 100 Award in the Mechanical/Materials category. This is a worldwide competition that highlights revolutionary technologies as judged …Continue reading “ME’s Pint and team receives international recognition”

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