ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change

Rachel Shannon, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has traveled an unexpected path and never thought she’d be where she is today. Last December, Shannon graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, but she still has more schooling left. She plans to pursue a double master’s, a hard … Continue reading Rachel Shannon: Sparking limitless dreams while fueling for change

Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

In science, there is always more to be learned. Scientists are often making new discoveries. But what would it be like if the time it took to discover these things was reduced by half? Last December, engineers at Iowa State University received an award for a proposal furthering science through artificial intelligence (AI) granted from the Defense Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

Eleni Vaskova’s journey: Around the world and back

Like many other college students, Eleni Vaskova, a junior in computer engineering at Iowa State University, has a lot on her plate. She balances her life inside and outside of school just like many students do. But unlike most students in college, Vaskova is 46 years old, a single mom with two daughters, living with constant … Continue reading Eleni Vaskova’s journey: Around the world and back

Brian Bradford: Opening gateways to the future

  Brian Bradford: Opening gateways to the future As a student in computer engineering at Iowa State University, senior Brian Bradford has always dreamed of having a future career with huge science organizations and changing the world. Now, his future may be exactly that, thanks to hard work, motivation and a dash of luck. A little over a … Continue reading Brian Bradford: Opening gateways to the future

ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, engineers create devices that make huge impacts on people’s lives, but sometimes the devices themselves are quite small. Rana Biswas, ECpE and physics adjunct professor, and Jaeyoun Kim, ECpE associate professor, recently received a $400,000, three year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant toward research for creating a miniscule, nanoscale … Continue reading ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research

ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

An imbalance of certain chemicals in bodies can lead to a growth of diseases and illnesses. However, right now measuring the chemical levels of bodies is typically only possible with a trip to the doctor’s office. But now, with the work of Taejoon Kong, a graduate student at Iowa State University, it may soon be possible … Continue reading ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

ISU Scientists Working to Understand the Brain

The inner workings of the brain have always been a mystery to psychologists, scientists and everyday people. Understanding brain abnormalities, such as depression or OCD, are consistently being studied worldwide. David Jiles, Distinguished Professor in Engineering; Long Que, associate professor in the of electrical and computer engineering; and Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering are all working … Continue reading ISU Scientists Working to Understand the Brain