Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

With the 2014-2015 academic year well under way, several newly and reappointed named faculty appointments within Iowa State’s College of Engineering are able to bring creativity and insight to students and research activity thanks to many generous donors. The college believes named positions help retain and recruit great faculty while also inspiring leadership, innovative research and [Continue Reading…]

Online certificate, Master’s in Energy Systems add to engineering options

The Iowa Board of Regents has recently approved a new Master’s of Engineering in Energy Systems. The 10-course online or on-campus degree is offered through Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and is bolstered by a Graduate Certificate Program and an undergraduate Minor in Energy Systems. “We are pleased the Board of Regents have [Continue Reading…]

Remembering Art Bergles

The engineering community lost a great teacher and researcher when Arthur E. Bergles (78) passed away March 17, 2014, of a malignant brain tumor. Bergles had a presence that made an impact across the country and was known for a career that advanced heat transfer methods and encouraged others to explore and push the boundaries [Continue Reading…]

New graduate certificate program in energy systems engineering approved, available next spring

As world energy consumption grows followed by increasing environmental awareness, Iowa State University students will have a new opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and abilities specific to energy system design, evaluation, construction and management. The College of Engineering will be offering a graduate certificate in energy systems engineering starting January 2014. It can be earned on-campus [Continue Reading…]

Caroline Hayes named mechanical engineering chair

Caroline Hayes has been named the College of Engineering’s next chair of mechanical engineering. She will also hold the positions of professor of mechanical engineering, and Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering. Her appointment will begin October 1, 2012. Hayes, a native of Pennsylvania, holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She [Continue Reading…]

ME professor named 2011 ASME Fellow

Ted Heindel doesn’t use x-rays the traditional way. He wouldn’t be interested in checking to see if someone has a broken bone, but he could easily check for voids in a bucket of sand with a gas moving through it—a device commonly called a fluidized bed. Heindel, interim chair for the Department of Mechanical Engineering [Continue Reading…]

Heindel named interim chair of mechanical engineering

Ted Heindel, professor and associate chair for academic affairs for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will serve as interim chair, effective July 1. Heindel succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who was appointed dean of Iowa State’s College of Engineering. Heindel is the director of the Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory. He was recently awarded the Bergles professorship and [Continue Reading…]