College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

SMART BRICK reduces risks from seismic events

CCEE associate professor joins in international collaboration to preserve Europe’s oldest infrastructure, increase safety for residents Just because a building survives an earthquake doesn’t mean it’s safe. “About 60 percent of Italian buildings, including those belonging to the historic heritage, are made of brick masonry,” said Filippo Ubertini, an associate professor of structural design at Italy’s University …Continue reading “SMART BRICK reduces risks from seismic events”

Cetin chairs ASHRAE conference seminars

Iowa State University’s (ISU) Kristen Cetin is pairing with international researchers to share the latest in residential smart building devices. The assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) just returned to ISU from chairing two seminars at the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) 2016 Annual …Continue reading “Cetin chairs ASHRAE conference seminars”

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”

What the power industry has to learn about cyber vulnerability disclosure

IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, published the January edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, which kicks off the new year with a look at what the power industry has to learn about cyber vulnerability disclosure and mitigation in software. Of equal significance are articles on ensuring interoperability amongst products …Continue reading “What the power industry has to learn about cyber vulnerability disclosure”

Exploring advanced imaging and diagnostic systems

The Microscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging (MoSAIc) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Iowa State provided eleven students with the opportunity to explore advanced imaging and diagnostic systems, and gain experience with designing and manufacturing microscale and nanoscale sensors, actuators, and smart materials. In order to help students build an understanding of how materials interact, …Continue reading “Exploring advanced imaging and diagnostic systems”

Montazami joins ME

Working as an engineer was a somewhat unexpected career path for Reza Montazami after he graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy. Part way through his undergraduate studies, he began working on polymeric functional thin films for energy harvesting applications. He then became interested in applied science and started looking …Continue reading “Montazami joins ME”