Author: Julienne

Assistant Director, Engineering Research Institute, College of Engineering, Iowa State University

Revised Exploratory Research Program released for Spring deadline

The College has recently reviewed and revised its Exploratory Research Program. The new guidelines are available here and take effect immediately. The program will now offer two deadlines per year: March 15 and September 15. 20% cost share from either the PI or the Dept is required. The next deadline is now March 15, 2018. … Continue reading Revised Exploratory Research Program released for Spring deadline

ERI Winter Hours

Winter Hours ERI and OSPA will be closed from Dec. 23, 2017  – Jan. 1, 2018. All ERI staff will be on vacation and email will not be monitored during this time period. 12/11/17            GoldSheets should arrive in OSPA for proposals with budgets over $2M and due dates between 12/22/17 and 1/05/18. 12/18/17             GoldSheets should arrive in … Continue reading ERI Winter Hours


With the semester more than half over, the CyWind team is making progress on their design. Track their progress here.

*New* Proposal Editing Service

ERI has begun a new proposal review service that entails the review and editing of the technical narrative for clarity of argument, grammar and compliance with formatting requirements. Proposal review requests should be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the submission deadline. Manuscripts must be provided no later than 5 business days prior … Continue reading *New* Proposal Editing Service

Research Development Support Programs re-released for FY18

The College of Engineering is committed to helping our faculty increase and diversify the sources of their research funding. We are re-releasing our support programs for FY18. The active programs are: Exploratory Research Projects, Pursuit Development Funds and the Faculty Travel Program. More information and application instructions can be found here.

Spring 2017 ERP projects awarded

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas. The next proposal deadline for the program is April 1, 2017. Read about the latest awards here.

New and Revised VPR Office research funding

Iowa State University Internal funds Posted: November 17, 2016 Information available here: Inside Update news

College hosted the Fall NAWEA 2017 Symposium

The College hosted the 2017 North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) Symposium, September 26-29, 2017. Dr. Anupam Sharma (AERE), Dr. Hui Hu (AERE) and Dr. Simon Laflamme (CCEE) were the conference co-chairs. Please see the symposium website for more details.

Kevin Scheibe

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Kevin Scheibe is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. He has been at Iowa State University in the Supply Chain & Information Systems department since 2003. His research interests include supply chain risk, supply chain information systems, spatial decision support systems, and business analytics. His current research projects … Continue reading Kevin Scheibe

Adina Howe

Dept: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Our research program focuses on identifying specific drivers and mechanisms of productive performance.  We apply statistical and analytical methods to study the health, stability, and productivity of microbial players in environmental systems.  More specifically, our research goals are: Identifying microbial drivers of global change Detection of biological indicators of environmental … Continue reading Adina Howe

Anuj Sharma

Dept: Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Keywords: Transportation decision making, big data analytics, connected and automated vehicles, urban analytics, smart communities, deep learning Dr. Sharma is an associate professor in the Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering Department at Iowa State University. He also holds a joint appointment as a Research Scientist with the Institute of … Continue reading Anuj Sharma

Drew Zhang

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Business analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, search engines I am a computer scientist working in the technical domain of information systems. The aspiration of my research is to conquer the “information overload” problem, and the key technical challenge is to extract knowledge from unstructured data … Continue reading Drew Zhang

Ivy Yuan

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Non-rational, subconscious processes, neurophysiology, social media, electronic commerce My research interest is the impact of non-rational cognition on individuals’ communication, behavior, and decision making in computer mediated environments. My research has focused on how non-rational cognition has influenced these behaviors. The methodologies I have applied in my current … Continue reading Ivy Yuan

Sree Nilakanta

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Analytics, dimensionality reduction, metadata, innovation diffusion, health technology My current research focus is issues related to big data analytics. Specifically, the areas of descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive analytics are where I have directed my attention. This includes data visualization, data quality and metadata analysis, and dimensionality reduction. In … Continue reading Sree Nilakanta

Yoshinori Suzuki

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Transportation, trucking industry, vehicle routing problem I view myself as a transportation specialist, as I have focused on conducting research only in the transportation industry, especially in the trucking industry, throughout my career.  Two of my recent research areas (problems addressed) are described below. The first is the … Continue reading Yoshinori Suzuki

Chinmay Hegde

Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering Keywords: Algorithms, big data analytics, machine learning, imaging, optimization. My research involves developing new methods for massive data acquisition and analysis at the algorithmic level. Specifically, I am interested in design and analysis of algorithms for acquiring, storing, and extracting actionable information from massive datasets. My algorithmic work spans optimization, statistics, and machine learning. From a … Continue reading Chinmay Hegde

In-Ho Cho

Dept: Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Current Collaborators: Statistics faculty Jae-Kwang Kim and Raymond Wong for the below research topics: First topic focuses on advanced statistical learning and prediction of complex real-world responses, notably tackling a large number of variables and their interactions. The key enabling factor is the harmonious combination of advanced statistical theory and parallel computing … Continue reading In-Ho Cho

Lizhi Wang

Dept: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Keywords: Optimization, energy, transportation, manufacturing, quantitative genetics Dr. Wang’s research interest is optimization and its applications. On the methodology side, I design new algorithms for complex, large scale optimization problems for decision making under uncertainty. On the application side, I have worked on power systems, transportation network resiliency assessment … Continue reading Lizhi Wang

Adarsh Krishnamurthy

Dept: Mechanical Engineering Keywords: Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, GPU and Parallel Computing, Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation Dr. Krishnamurthy has been working on developing new tools that can accelerate modeling and simulations. The overarching goal of his research is the advancement of the state of the art in design and translational medicine with the help … Continue reading Adarsh Krishnamurthy

Guiping Hu

Dept: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Keywords: Keywords: operations research, supply chain design, data-driven decision making, energy production, sustainability. Dr. Hu’s research interests lie in operations research and mathematical decision support system design. Her recent projects have focused on supply chain design and operational planning, data-driven real time decision making under uncertainty, renewable energy production … Continue reading Guiping Hu

Mingyi Hong

Dept: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Keywords: Optimization, large-scale computation, resource allocation, text analysis, deep learning. We live in an era of data explosion. The rapid advances in sensor, communication and storage technologies has made data acquisition more ubiquitous than at any time in the past. It is estimated that the digital information to be … Continue reading Mingyi Hong

Toyin Clottey

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Closed-loop supply chains, Reverse logistics, Supply forecasting, Empirical research methods, Value of information sharing Research Interests My research thus far has focused on two areas: 1) supply management for reusable products and 2)survey research methods for supply chain management. Both of these areas are critical insupply chain management research. … Continue reading Toyin Clottey

Haozhe Chen

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Empirical behavioral research, reverse logistics, returns management, relationship management, supply chain I am interested in many aspects of supply chain management from a managerial perspective such as supply chain integration and collaboration, buyer-seller relationships, third-party logistics (3PL) relationships, etc. However, one area that is especially attractive to me … Continue reading Haozhe Chen

Johanna Amaya

Dept: Supply Chain and Information Systems Keywords: Disaster response logistics, response operations and policy recommendations, mathematical programming, impacts of freight polices, survey design and analysis of panel data Ms. Amaya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the College of Business. She received her B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering … Continue reading Johanna Amaya

College launches expanded research development support programs

The College of Engineering is committed to helping our faculty increase and diversify the sources of their research funding. It has therefore expanded its research development support and offers the following four programs: 1.) Exploratory Research Projects 2.) Pursuit Development Funds 3.) ACRI: Support for Developing Strategic Research Thrusts 4.) Faculty Travel Program. More information … Continue reading College launches expanded research development support programs

Iowa State engineer models wind turbines for better designs, performance

Ming-Chen Hsu, an Iowa State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, searched his computer for a video and clicked play. The tip of a wind turbine blade appeared on his monitor, constantly moving, flexing and vibrating as the blade rotated around the rotor hub. Red indicated air moving at a relative speed of 52 meters per … Continue reading Iowa State engineer models wind turbines for better designs, performance

Sri Sritharan winner of a 2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award

Original story by Abbie Latterell for the Iowa Energy Center Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of its main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Sri Sritharan, Wilson Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, received the 2015 award … Continue reading Sri Sritharan winner of a 2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award

ACRI support helps Martin secure $3 million from ARPA-E

Steve Martin, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is working to create a low-cost, safe and efficient sodium-based battery thanks to $3 million in funding he received from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2015 program. Martin used ACRI funds to obtain … Continue reading ACRI support helps Martin secure $3 million from ARPA-E