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Cademartiri’s research featured in Advanced Materials

Research by MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri and his team was published online on March 23, 2016 in Advanced Materials. The paper, titled “Thermal Processing of Silicones for Green, Scalable, and Healable Superhydrophobic Coatings,” was co-authored by Ph.D. students Xinchun Tian, Santosh Shaw, and Kara Lind. The group found that silicones can become water-repellant after …Continue reading “Cademartiri’s research featured in Advanced Materials”

Chase Grimm: Applying studies to real world issues

While he was growing up on a farm in the small community of Maynard, Iowa, Chase Grimm spent hours tinkering around with farm machinery and equipment, beginning his drive to learn more about manufacturing systems.

Ames Laboratory’s Thiel winner of 2014 Welch Award

Written by Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs Pat Thiel has been named the 2014 winner of the AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Thiel, who is a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished …Continue reading “Ames Laboratory’s Thiel winner of 2014 Welch Award”

Levitas and students published in foremost physics journal

An Iowa State professor and his PhD student are gaining global recognition for their work on surface-induced phase transformations. Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, along with PhD student Mahdi Javanbakht were published in Physical Review Letters (PRL, 2011, Vol. 107, 175701), the world’s foremost …Continue reading “Levitas and students published in foremost physics journal”