Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.
Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students were awarded the Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College for the summer 2019 semester. The awards are presented through the academic year to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Rajarshi Biswas and Mehdi Kamrani were nominated for REX …Continue reading “Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards”
Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering as well as faculty scientist at Ames Laboratory, and his postdoctoral researcher Biao Feng (currently, at Los Alamos National Laboratory) suggest a new approach for increasing the highest achievable pressure for scientific research. Currently, the highest possible static pressure is produced by …Continue reading “Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research”
Valery Levitas, a Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor of aerospace engineering was honored at a symposium at the 23rd International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture on January 3-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium, “Structural Changes in Materials,” was organized by aerospace engineering faculty Dr. Liming Xiong and his colleagues. The International Conference on Plasticity, …Continue reading “Valery Levitas honored at international conference”
Dr. Valery Levitas, Iowa State’s Schafer Professor of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, has been named the 2016 recipient of the ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. This award recognizes faculty members for outstanding career achievements in research, outstanding national and international recognition in the academic community, and a substantial positive impact of …Continue reading “Levitas Receives ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research”
Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member in both aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for alumni in recognition of his research the field of mechanics of materials. Levitas received a Humbodlt-Research Fellowship in 1993 that allowed him to conduct research for two years in Germany. After …Continue reading “Levitas receives second Humboldt Fellowship”
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”
Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member in both aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received a title of Honorary Doctor in Materials from the Institute for Superhard Materials of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine. This title was newly established to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Institute for Superhard Materials. …Continue reading “Levitas receives honorary title”