Dalal named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vikram Dalal, Thomas Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) was named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor by Iowa State Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert in a ceremony on Sept. 22. Dalal, who has directed the MRC since 1999, has been working in the solar energy [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering faculty and staff recognized with university’s most distinguished awards

Eleven College of Engineering faculty and staff were among those honored during Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony, held Sept. 22, 2014. Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering: Regents Faculty Excellence Award, Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award Tonia McCarley, assistant director of Center for Biorenewable Chemicals: Regents Award for Staff Excellence Vikram Dalal, [Continue Reading…]

ECpE’s Dalal Organizes Indo-US Organic Solar Cells Workshop

This summer, U.S. and Indian scientists met at a workshop to foster international collaborations while improving organic solar cells. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical Engineering and Director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC), is one of the event’s three principal organizers. The other organizers are National Renewable Energy Lab’s David Ginley and Indian Institute [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Nazarbayev University partner for organic solar cell research

The safe, effective production of clean energy is a worldwide undertaking, so it’s only natural for researchers at Iowa State University to collaborate with scientists from around the world to develop solutions. Vikram Dalal, Director of the Iowa State Microelectronics Research Center and Thomas Whitney Professor in electrical and computer engineering, has developed a collaborative [Continue Reading…]

Dalal and Narasimhan elected AAAS Fellows

Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Balaji Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Engineering, are part of this year’s class of 539 new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. Dalal, who is also director of Iowa State’s Microelectronics Research Center and an associate of the Ames [Continue Reading…]

Dalal receives IBM faculty award

The search for eco-friendly energy sources is a worldwide affair, and researchers are drawing closer to new innovations every day. Among this group of determined professionals is Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dalal, who is working to advance solar energy, recently received the 2011 IBM Faculty Award. He has [Continue Reading…]

Dalal elected American Physical Society fellow

Ames, Iowa – Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his pioneering applied research in physics of thin-film photovoltaic materials and devices and for inventing industrially important photovoltaic devices. Being elected a fellow is a distinguished honor signifying recognition [Continue Reading…]

Finding the future of energy

Three College of Engineering professors discuss the decline of fossil fuel use and its likely replacements: Alan Russell, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Vikram Dalal, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Carolyn Heising, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Read the Iowa State Daily‘s story here.

Governor visits Iowa State as part of renewable energy tour

During a tour of renewable energy projects in the state, Iowa Governor Chet Culver stopped by Iowa State University on August 5 to learn more about the university’s research projects supported by the Iowa Power Fund. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading one of two Iowa Power Fund projects [Continue Reading…]