ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu has been named a 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a report by Clarivate Analytics. This marks the second consecutive year that Hsu has received this honor. Highly cited researchers are identified based on papers that rank in the … Continue reading ME prof named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

A grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Hong Kong Program is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) for a ten-month stay as a visiting scientist. Si (Season) Chen began working with Professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier in October. For Chen, that has worked out just fine: “Iowa State was my first choice when I … Continue reading Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

Iowa State engineers are exploring new approaches to produce biobased chemicals and fuels through electrochemistry. Molecules derived from biomass are typically highly oxygenated, and require chemical transformations before they can be used as fuels or for the production of chemical products. One common transformation is hydrogenation – that is the addition of hydrogen – which … Continue reading Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2 after a battle with duodenal cancer. Reilly, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 2014, came to the department as an associate professor and researcher in 1974 after a stint at the DuPont Company in its … Continue reading CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

ISU Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) heralded the return of a former professor and department chair as Dr. Terry S. King was officially inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame. King was a special guest and featured speaker as part of the annual CBE Honors & Awards Banquet October 20. He recently retired from Ball … Continue reading CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

(From left to right) ISU researchers Benjamin Ahn (aerospace engineering), Kristen Cetin and Bora Cetin (both of civil, construction and environmental engineering) are working to develop better teaching methods for the engineering students of tomorrow. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been named to the Midwest Energy News 2017 “40 Under 40” award program. The program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Recipients and past 40 Under 40 honorees will … Continue reading CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

Professors Balaji Narasimhan and Monica Lamm of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recognized during the university’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, was honored for being named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, and Lamm was recognized as a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

CBE’s Mallapragada to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair Surya Mallapragada has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The academy is composed of scientists from institutions of learning around the world who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to and leadership in medical and biological engineering. The … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

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