Conducting research within the field of pharmaceuticals might be the last place you’d expect to find a mechanical engineer but Michael Olsen would prove you wrong. Olsen, a professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State University, is getting ready to begin his newest research project with his colleague Dennis Vigil, professor of chemical and …Continue reading “Applying mechanical engineering to pharmaceutical research”
Mechanical engineering graduate student Hamidreza Zobeiri is among 14 students across the entire university, and just three from the College of Engineering, to be named a Brown Graduate Fellow for 2021-22. “I was really happy and excited about it, because I knew that this award is very competitive,” said Zobeiri. “For me, winning this award …Continue reading “ME’s Zobeiri named Brown Graduate Fellow”
Iowa State faculty and staff will be honored during the university’s annual awards ceremony on Sept. 23. Theodore Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science and professor of mechanical engineering, will be bestowed the title of “University Professor” at the ceremony. The title of University Professor is awarded to a faculty member who has acted as …Continue reading “ME’s Ted Heindel named University Professor”
Sean Rollag, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, won first place in the graduate research poster competition at the TCS 2018 conference on thermal and catalytic sciences. Rollag’s poster shows the physical changes in the structure of biomass during thermal deconstruction.
Mechanical engineering Professor Emeritus Howard Shapiro recently came out of retirement and back into the classroom as a lecturer at Iowa State University. Shapiro graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s in mathematics (1969), and his master’s (1971) and Ph.D. (1975) in mechanical engineering. His teaching career began in graduate school, where he …Continue reading “Retirement cannot quench this lecturer’s passion for teaching”