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.
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The College will host 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) are the conference co-chairs. Deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2017. Please see the symposium website for more details.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
The Accelerating Collaboration in Research Initiative (ACRI) is a program designed to help CoE faculty increase research collaboration and compete for significant external funding. Last year, we funded the following four strategic research initiatives: Advanced Thermal Technology – PI: Prof. Yue Wu (CBE) Icing Physics & Anti-/ De-icing Technology – PI: Prof. Hui Hu (AE) Materials [Continue Reading…]