With background in materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering, Yiliang (Leon) Liao brings a unique and diverse skillset to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). Liao joined IMSE as an associate professor for fall 2020. Prior to coming to Ames, he served as an assistant professor of …Continue reading “IE’s Liao brings a diverse skillset to the department”
Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and his team are creating real-time decision making capabilities for high-rate dynamic systems. These systems include advanced weaponry, blast mitigation systems and hypersonic vehicles.
Improving food systems in Iowa requires a lot more than just a knowledge of agriculture. Anuj Mittal, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering (IE) at Iowa State University, has been part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study which will allow food hubs in Iowa to share supply chain best practices among each other and …Continue reading “Improving food systems in Iowa through industrial engineering”
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Heartland Chapter along with engineers and managers from across Iowa joined with the IMSE department for a Systems Engineering Seminar at Iowa State on April 22. IMSE Department Chair and Joseph Walkup Professor Janis Terpenny welcomed the group to Iowa State, and Heartland Chapter President Raymond Jorgensen led …Continue reading “INCOSE and IMSE host Systems Engineering Seminar”
As a junior at Linn-Mar High School, Sandra Thurn, BSEE’86 and MEngSE’96, wasn’t initially thinking about attending college. It was the early 60s and a time when women weren’t necessarily encouraged to pursue higher education. But a conversation with her high school advisor inspired what she calls a “change of heart.” The advisor, aware of …Continue reading “A lesson in lifelong learning”
A year into a new role as an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Guiping Hu enjoys the added opportunities to help students pursue their own studies, not to mention exploring an unexpected realm of interdisciplinary collaboration. Hu, who was promoted from lecturer in January 2010, says her previous experiences teaching undergraduate courses …Continue reading “Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy”
A year into a new role as an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Guiping Hu enjoys the added opportunities to help students pursue their own studies, not to mention exploring an unexpected realm of interdisciplinary collaboration. By training, Hu is an industrial engineer with a focus on operations research, supply chain management, …Continue reading “Assistant professor delves into the business of bioenergy”