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Archive: December 2016

Explaining pyrolysis technology
12.20.2016

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

By Iowa State University News Service

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. Those improvements could include combining processes such as mixing, reacting and separating into single…

Mallapragada, Surya
12.13.2016

ISU faculty members receive inductions into National Academy of Inventors

By Iowa State University News Service

AMES, Iowa – Two Iowa State University faculty have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, it was announced on Tuesday. Pat Halbur, professor and chair of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, and Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, received appointments…

Wind Turbine
12.09.2016

Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, according to Iowa State University research

By Iowa State University News Service

AMES, Iowa – A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops. Gene Takle, a Distinguished Professor of agronomy and geological and atmospheric sciences, said tall wind turbines disbursed throughout a field create air turbulence…

12.07.2016

Office of VPR invites proposals to three internal funding programs

By Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites proposals to three internal funding programs with due dates in early 2017. The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) provides funding to form large-scale interdisciplinary research collaborations to address 21st century societal challenges. Teams are expected to develop and execute a transformational…