Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion, pictured with ISU President Steven Leath
ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering
Iowa State scientists have developed a working battery that dissolves and disperses in water. Scientific illustration by Ashley Christopherson.
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When President Obama and the Department of Energy (DOE) launched the EV (plug-in electric vehicles) Everywhere initiative in 2012, the DOE said electric vehicles need to be 30 percent lighter, battery costs have to drop from $500 per kilowatt hour to $125 per kilowatt hour and electric drive systems must drop from $30 per kilowatt down to $8 per kilowatt. “Typically, in the engineering world, when you have a problem like this, you look at the system, for example the motor design,” said Jun Cui, an Iowa State University associate professor of materials science and engineering and a senior scientist with the DOE’s Ames Laboratory. Read the full story