College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Defining the next step for grain elevator energy consumption

“All over the world, agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions through necessary harvest processing. In finding ways to reduce the footprint, I am analyzing grain elevators and the energy consumed through operation,” said Sabbir.

Combating Corrosion with 3D-Printed Biofilm

It is an industry-standard practice to rid structures of these microorganisms with chemicals to slow corrosion progression, often coming with high costs and risks to human and environmental health. However, what Associate Professor Kaoru Ikuma and her researchers found is that other microorganisms, or even the same ones, could actually inhibit corrosion.

“Spirit of innovation” helps lift Jean-Philippe Tessonnier to National Academy of Inventors

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Valery Levitas’ unique laboratory study leads to inclusion in one of the world’s leading scientific academies

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts has elected Valery Levitas of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering to its Technical and Environmental Sciences division.

NSF CAREER Award will support Sheidaei microstructural materials research for many applications

Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei’s research in microstructural materials has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the NSF CAREER Award.

Shao and Bardhan: Two faculty members in Chemical and Biological Engineering will see research advances with new appointments to professorships

CBE faculty members Zengyi Shao and Rizia Bardhan have been named to two important professorships.

New job, new CAREER Award; Wenjie Xia’s first semester in Aerospace Engineering is notable

Wenjie Xia joined Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty just before the start of the fall 2023 semester. Having barely gotten his feet wet in his new job, he was notified that he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Yue Wu named to collaboration role with Office of Vice President for Research

Yue Wu, professor and Herbert L. Stiles Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will serve the Research Faculty Fellow role focused on research opportunities with the Department of Defense (DoD) and allied industry partners.

Nigel Reuel named Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor Nigel Reuel has been named the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering.

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