Fall 2014 Convocation (PPT file – 16×9 widescreen format)

Fall 2014
Sarah A. Rajala
James & Katherine Melsa
Professor of Engineering
Presentation Outline
Update on Goals for 2013-2014
• Financial Update
• Goals for 2014-2015
• New Faculty and Staff
• Named Faculty Positions
• Patent Awards
• Faculty and Staff Awards
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Deliver a high quality education to all of our students
Hillary Kletscher, senior in biological systems
engineering, and Mike Hoefer, senior in industrial
engineering, are the president and vice president,
respectively, of Iowa State’s Government of the
Student Body.
Team PrISUm won Best Mechanical Design Award
and placed third overall in the American Solar
Cyclone Space Mining won the Best Design and
Innovation Award during the NASA Robotic Mining
Michael Solberg (BSME’14) received Iowa State’s
2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Award.
Augustine Villa, senior in chemical engineering,
was named Cargill Scholar.
Cimone Wright, senior in computer engineering was
one of six statewide winners of the Alliant
Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award.
Four Iowa State University Honors students with ties
to the College of Engineering received Goldwater
Scholarships: Jacob Harry, senior in aerospace
engineering; William Lindemann, senior in
materials science engineering and mathematics;
Rachel Philiph, senior in materials science
engineering; and Thomas Knief, senior in physics
who does research in materials science and
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Hire at least 17 new, diverse, high-quality faculty
Successful searches all with strong applicant pools
Hired 22 tenure/tenure track faculty, including 6 as part of
the Presidential High-Impact Initiative (4 in big data and 2 in
translational health)
Added 5 new lecturer positions
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Develop a new model for Engineering Online to
encourage growth, new pedagogical development and
Collaborating across campus to
provide faculty support
Awarding grants for online course
development (up to $9,000 per
Developing funding model for
blended/flipped course support
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Increase the number of graduate students who have
enrolled or accepted admission by 5%
1,200+ graduate students expected for fall 2014
Graduate research student increase initiative provides
recruitment funds to increase numbers — college and
departments provide funds 1st year; supported by
researchers in 2nd year
Accelerating Collaboration in Research Initiative
provides funds to develop new ideas and/or increase
collaboration not pursued by others due to lack of time
or resources
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Expand research portfolio and increase expenditures by 7.5%
2013-14 research proposal dollars submitted:
$207.8M – 8.6% increase from 2012-13
Engineering Research Expenditures
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Significant research awards include:
Renewal of Center for Biorenewables Chemical (CBiRC)
Comprehensive-driven program analysis (CPA) for malware detection in
Android phones
In-situ, wireless, energy-harvesting soil moisture/nutrient sensors
A unified framework for cyber attack-resilient power grid
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation grant to research developing new
tools for the quantitative investigations of networks of plants.
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Digital Lab for Manufacturing
Create an Innovative Ecosystem
Increase the innovative capacity of OEMs and their suppliers through
digital integration and strategic collaboration.
Commercialize Research
Move ideas from TRL 4-7 through a network of physical and virtual
demonstration sites.
Strengthen the U.S. Economy
• $100B in value to OEMs per year
• $30B in value potential to DoD per year
• 75,000 jobs created in the first 5 years
Source: McKinsey Global Institute and team analysis
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
The Digital Lab Guiding Approach
Three Technology Focus Areas
Agile and robust manufacturing strategies
and integrated capabilities that dramatically
reduce the cost and time of producing
complex systems and parts.
An open source technology
system across the entire
manufacturing value chain.
Integration of smart sensors and controls to
enable equipment to automatically sense and
understand current production environment
in order to conduct “self-aware
Utilization of high-performance computing to
model materials, products and processes to
enable “design with manufacturing in mind”.
A 'hub and spoke' model, where the 'hub' will be the Digital Lab
for Manufacturing based in Chicago, and the 'spokes' will be all
the applied research on the manufacturing floors of our partners
across the US.
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Develop a new plan for renovation and expansion of CoE space
Planning is ongoing
• Existing spaces
• Sweeney
• Gilman
Mechanical engineering space study
New space
Student Innovation Center
• Elings Hall & Sukup Hall and Atrium
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Develop a new plan for renovation and expansion of CoE space
MARSTON HALL - office relocations
Student Services – Howe Hall
Dean’s Office – Memorial Union
International Programs – Howe Hall
Career Services – Memorial Union
Engineering Research Institute –
Durham Center
College Relations – Lab of Mechanics
Technology Support – Durham Center
Development – ISU Foundation Bldg.
K-12 Outreach – Industrial Ed II
More information: Follow ‘Marston Hall Renovation’ link on CoE homepage
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Goals for 2013-14: UPDATES
Raise $22M in new private gifts
$29.3M ($10.6M gifts and pledges; $18.7M deferred commitments)
Best fundraising year ever in college
Marston Hall fundraising $6.5M+ committed
Gifts support scholarships, fellowships, named faculty positions,
building renovations and college programs
Movement of Research Centers
Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Microelectronics Research Center
Information Assurance Center
CIRAS Update
In 2013, 1,280 businesses from 94 counties in the state received
assistance on projects or attended educational workshops from
CIRAS staff and partners. Companies responding to surveys
reported $446 million of total economic impact:
$383 million in sales gained or retained
$50 million in new investments
$13 million in costs saved or avoided
6,795 jobs added or retained
Over the past 5 years, CIRAS and partners reported impact totaling
over $2 billion with 29,390 jobs added or retained
General Fund Revenue Budget
$99 Million
Undergraduate Tuition - $49 Million
Graduate Tuition - $11 Million
Indirect Cost Recovery - $4 Million
State Appropriations - $35 Million
College of Engineering General Fund
Goals for 2014-15
Vision: In the best traditions of a land-grant institution, we will be the premier
engineering program among public universities known for value and commitment to
education, research, and engagement.
Deliver a high quality education to all of our students
Hire at least 20 new, diverse, high-quality faculty members
Increase the number of graduate students by 5%
Expand the research portfolio by seeking larger scale projects and increasing
expenditures by 5%
Finalize space plan and continue renovation and expansion of CoE space
Raise $25M in new private gifts
Faculty and Staff
Importance of high quality faculty and staff
More than 400 faculty and staff critical to our
All are dedicated to student achievement
Welcome New Engineering Faculty
Shweta Chopra – Asst. Professor
Adina Howe – Asst. Professor
Clayton Anderson – Senior Lecturer
Zarechnyy Oleg – Lecturer
Paul Schafbuch – Adj. Assoc. Professor
Patrick Vogel – Lecturer
Leifur Leifsson – Asst. Professor
Pradip Sagdeo – Lecturer
Liming Xiong – Asst. Professor
Peng Wei – Asst. Professor
Wenzhen Li – Assoc. Professor
Matthew Panthani – Asst. Professor
Yue Wu – Assoc. Professor
ME cont’d
Michael Pawlovich – Lecturer
Rafael Radkowski – Asst. Professor
Omar Smadi – Assoc. Professor
Soumik Sarkar – Asst. Professor
Anuj Sharma – Assoc. Professor
Shan Hu – Asst. Professor
In Ho Cho – Asst. Professor
Peter Savolainen – Assoc. Professor
Martin Thuo – Asst. Professor
Alice Alipour – Asst. Professor
Behrouz Shafei – Asst. Professor
Long Que – Assoc. Professor
Mingyi Hong – Asst. Professor
Jonathan Claussen – Asst. Professor
Adarsh Krishnamurthy – Asst. Professor
Sonal Padalkar – Asst. Professor
Welcome New Engineering Staff
Jennifer Grouwinkel – Accountant
Benjamin McCarty – Student Services
David Webber – Assoc. Scientist
Brad Eilers – Academic Adviser
Robert Martin – Program Manager
Jacqueline Kester – Program Asst.
Bellinda Hegelheimer – Program Asst.
Austin Hohmann – Asst. Scientist
Nacu Hernandez – Assoc. Scientist
Kathy McKown – Program Coord.
Ryan Simpson – Research Assoc.
Joel Severinghaus – Program Coord.
Melissa Burant – Program Coord.
Jodi Essex – Program Coord.
Jeff Eckhoff – Communications
Paul Dunnwald – Program Manager
Paul Berge – Industrial Specialist
Adam Boesenberg – Asst. Scientist
Ravi Hadimani – Assoc. Scientist
Robert Thompson – Academic Adviser
Ethalinda Cannon – Assoc. Scientist
Career Services
Shari DuBois – Program Asst.
Mayra Ramirez – Program Asst.
Susan Bailey – Instructional Support
Rema Nilakanta – Instructional Dev.
Student Services
Holly Dunlay-Lott – Student Services
Lisa Hurley – Admin. Specialist
Jennifer La Gesse – Program Coord.
Ashley Ransom – Academic Adviser
Alyssa Speake – Admin. Specialist
Kathy Weaver – Academic Adviser
Alyssa Mittleider – Academic Advisor
Susan Olson – Program Coord.
Lisa Phillips – Academic Adviser
Taylor Shire – Program Asst.
Neely Bushore – Admin Specialist
John Howell – Teaching Lab Coord.
Hazel Peterson – Secretary
Promotions in the Engineering College
Michelle Soupir, ABE – Assistant to Associate
Wei Hong, AerE – Assistant to Associate Professor
Laura Jarboe, CBE – Assistant to Associate
Jenny Baker, CCEE – promoted to Senior Lecturer
David White, CCEE – to Full Professor
Timothy Bigelow, ECPE – Assistant to Associate
Nicola Elia, ECPE – to Full Professor
Ayman Fayed, ECPE – Assistant to Associate
Nathan Neihart, ECPE – Assistant to Associate
Alexander Stoytchev, ECPE – Assistant to
Associate Professor
Rick Stone, IMSE – Assistant to Associate
Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, ME – Assistant
to Associate Professor
Matthew Hagge, ME – promoted to Senior Lecturer
James Heise, ME – promoted to Senior Lecturer
Shankar Subramaniam, ME – to Full Professor
Sriram Sundararajan, ME – to Full Professor
Song Zhang, ME – Assistant to Associate
Scott Beckman, MSE – Assistant to Associate
New Named Faculty Positions
Named faculty positions established with private support
enable the college to attract and retain world-class
professors and researchers
Thank you to the donors who established these
prestigious positions
Sourabh Bhattacharya
Henry Black Faculty Fellow in
Mechanical Engineering
Established by Henry Black,
1929 Mechanical Engineering graduate
Matthew Panthani
Herbert L. Stiles Faculty Fellow
in Chemical Engineering
Established by Herbert Stiles,
1929 Chemical Engineering graduate
Anupam Sharma
Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow
in Engineering
Established by Walter Wilson,
1941 Electrical Engineering graduate
Kathryn Stolee
Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor
Established by Murray and Ruth Harpole,
Murray graduate in 1943 with a degree
in Electrical Engineering
Manimaran Govindarasu
Ross Martin Mehl and
Marylyne Munas Mehl
Computer Engineering Professorship
Established by Ross and Marylyne
Mehl, friends of the College
Alex King
Bergdahl Professorship of
Materials Science
Established by Karl and Anne Bergdahl,
Karl graduated in 1931 with a degree in
Ceramic Engineering
R. Chris Williams
Gerald and Audrey Olson
Professor in Civil Engineering
Established by Gerald and Audrey Olson.
Gerald received his B.S. degree in 1956
and M.S. in 1958, both in the area of
civil engineering.
Yue Wu
Herbert L. Stiles Professorship
in Chemical Engineering
Established by Herbert Stiles,
1929 Chemical Engineering graduate
Inaugural named faculty positions
To be named later this year:
• Richard C. Seagrave Professorship
Established by former students to honor Richard
• Cerwick Faculty Professorships (2)
Established by Joel and Judy Cerwick, Joel graduated
with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1966 and M.S. in 1968.
Patent Awards
Patents are valued scholarly contributions and
prestigious forms of recognition
Iver Anderson
Dispersoid reinforced alloy powder
and method of making
Stuart Birrell
Double shear material chopper
Robert Brown
Bio-oil fractionation and condensation
Asphalt materials containing bio-oil
and methods for production thereof
Jien (Morris) Chang
Bandwidth recycling in networks
Kristen Constant
Multi-channel polarized thermal
Ahmed Kamal
Network protection using network
Ratnesh Kumar
Semantic translation of time-driven
simulink diagrams using input/output
extended finite automata
Mani Mina
Sagnac interferometric switch
utilizing Faraday rotation
Arun Somani
Depth-optimal mapping of logic
chains in reconfigurable fabrics
Xiaoli Tan
High cure temperature ternary
piezoelectric ceramics
Srikanta Tirthapura
Computing time-decayed aggregates
under smooth decay functions
David White
Polymer Mortar Composite Pipe
Material and Manufacturing Method
Alan Russell and Iver Anderson
Aluminum/alkaline earth metal composites and method
for producing
Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar and
Kristen Constant
Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for
enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting
diodes (OLEDS)
Faculty and Staff Awards
Honoring faculty and staff from the college
Kevin Brownfield
Dean’s Staff Excellence Award
Lindsay K. Diers
Superior Engineering Advisor Award
Stephanie Loveland
Superior Engineering Teaching Award
Gloria Starns
Superior Engineering Teaching Award
Kurt Rosentrater
Superior Engineering Extension
Michelle Soupir
Early Career Engineering Faculty
Research Award
Namrata Vaswani
Early Career Engineering Faculty
Research Award
Song Zhang
Early Career Engineering Faculty
Research Award
Surya Mallapragada
D.R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award
for Research
Thank You
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