Lanny Robbins set to lend expertise to CBE faculty, students

Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus and noted member of the National Academy of Engineering Lanny Robbins has arrived on campus to begin his new position with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Originally announced in the fall of 2016, Robbins joins the department as a distinguished faculty fellow. As a faculty member in the [Continue Reading…]

Former CBE professor William Abraham passes away

William (Bill) Abraham, a former Iowa State University Department of Chemical Engineering faculty member, passed away December 28 at the age of 84. He was a resident of Ames, Iowa at the time of his passing. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from [Continue Reading…]

CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards

Three graduate students earn honors for achievements in research, teaching The department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU CCEE) selected three graduate students for top university awards in research and teaching this semester. Two students, Zhen Cui and Liang Cao, earned the Graduate College Research Excellence Award. This award, which [Continue Reading…]

ME lecturer looks forward to his role as a teacher at ISU

With more than three decades of experience between industry and academia, mechanical engineering senior lecturer Michael Messman brings a unique perspective to the department. Messman joined the Iowa State faculty at the start of the 2016-17 academic year after spending nearly a decade at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, South [Continue Reading…]

MSE assistant professor develops self-assembling particle

Shan Jiang, a new assistant professor in materials science and engineering, is pioneering new technology in nano-engineering and biomaterials. Jiang received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and held a post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After he finished his post-doc, Jiang went into the industry for one of the largest chemical [Continue Reading…]

Award recipients Vaughn, Kipper are honored by CBE

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering toasted two of its own prior to the annual University Honors and Awards ceremony. Department alums Dennis (Denny) J. Vaughn (B.S.’70) is the recipient of the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award; and Matt J. Kipper (B.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’04) is the recipient of the Professional Progress [Continue Reading…]

Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, brings his research on soft, bio-inspired materials to Iowa State. Bartlett completed his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From the research he performed as a graduate student, he developed a strong, reusable adhesive inspired by the gecko’s toe. Named Geckskin, this material can hold [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State nets $9.6 million to increase STEM diversity, prepare future faculty

Astronaut Clayton Anderson set to help students understand ‘operational thinking’

Associate professors earn ASNT Faculty Grant award

Paul Schafbuch, Thomas Chiou, and Norbert Meyendorf, all associate professors in aerospace engineering, are improving mechanics and structures courses at Iowa State thanks to an American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) Faculty Grant award.

Reuel joins ISU CBE faculty, ready to train future work force

Dr. Nigel Reuel is ready and eager to start the fall semester at Iowa State University as the newest assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. “I am very excited to teach and conduct research here,” said Reuel. “From my first visit to campus I was impressed with the caliber and collegiality [Continue Reading…]

CCEE faculty lead, learn at ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshops

“It is exciting, it is exhilarating!” Beth Hartmann uses those words to describe the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) ExCEEd Teaching Workshop. Last month, the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) senior lecturer served as a faculty mentor at the workshop, held at the United State Military Academy [Continue Reading…]