The College of Engineering begin shared pre-award services on February 1, 2018. A description of the available services can be found here. Faculty should submit a platinum sheet to take advantage of these services.
With the semester more than half over, the CyWind team is making progress on their design. Track their progress here.
April 11, 2017: Iowa State University was selected to participate in the Dept. of Energy’s 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition. Read more here and here.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As a College of Engineering faculty member who has to balance research and teaching, there are times when a little extra help could make all the difference in securing funding for your research program. Experts from the Engineering Research Institute (ERI) can help you create a winning proposal or even establish the framework that will … Continue reading How ACRI can help you pursue external funding
AMES, Iowa – Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine tower, simulating the heavy, twisting loads that towers have to withstand. Read more.
The ERI-managed Hexcrete Tall Towers for wind turbines project funded by the Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, successfully completed Phase 1 last month when it wrapped up structural load testing on a full-scale section of a tower at the U. of Minnesota MAST facility. Fatigue testing of a partial section is on-going … Continue reading ERI-managed Hexcrete towers project successfully completes Phase 1.
Event offers overview of the challenges, potential of wind energy through presentations and interactive discussions–Read the full news story here.
As graduate students slipped into the few remaining seats in a packed room, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala thanked the presenters and attendees at the Wind Energy Industry Symposium, held September 29 at Iowa State. “Events like this symposium lead us to great … Continue reading Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium
The Engineering Research Institute provides faculty focused research support for College of Engineering faculty and their collaborators. We continue to make steady progress in our mission to help CoE faculty increase and diversify their research portfolios. We accomplish this by spotting pockets of faculty research excellence, identifying viable funding opportunities, engaging faculty to develop compelling and compliant … Continue reading FY15 Engineering Research Institute Annual Report Now Available