Metal whispering: Engineers Finding a Better Way to Recover Precious Metals From Electronic Waste

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Inspired by nature’s work to build spiky structures in caves, engineers at Iowa State University have developed technology capable of recovering pure and precious metals from the alloys in our old phones and other electrical waste. Using controlled applications of oxygen and relatively low temperatures, the engineers say they can dealloy a metal by slowly…


G2M Aims to Boost Research-Driven Startups Past a Good Start

By Dave Roepke, Inside Iowa State

Startup accelerators can help flesh out innovations and inspirations, plotting a path from idea to income. But after those programs end, the difficult work of building a company is just beginning, unfamiliar territory for founders of research-driven and high-technology startups. Follow-up is the gap Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) hopes to fill. The new accelerator, which announced its first cohort Feb….


2021 Bailey Award to Fund Mitochondrial DNA Research

Iowa State Researcher Targeting Underlying Cause of Human Health Disorders

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University’s 2021 Bailey Research Career Development award has been granted to a university researcher hoping to better understand and harness the power of cellular mitochondria to address a host of human health conditions. The Bailey award — administered by the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) — is…


I-Corps Proves a Training Ground for Success, From Industry to Startup

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Since its inception in 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program at Iowa State has helped campus innovators evolve into emerging entrepreneurs. The Iowa State I-Corps Site was launched as a collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR). The…


Iowa State particle physicists follow the data to Japan’s Belle II experiment

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Three Iowa State University physicists have spent the past decade helping to upgrade hardware and untangle messy proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. One result of their work is that the three have their names – Chunhui Chen, Jim Cochran and Soeren Prell – on the 2012 research paper describing how the collider’s ATLAS detector observed a new…


Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

What does manure have in common with antibiotic resistance? For starters, they both stink, though in different ways. But there might be even more to the relationship than that. Researchers at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how…


2021-2022 Brown Graduate Fellowships Awarded

$140,000 in Institutional Funding Allotted to 14 Iowa State Students

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Fourteen Iowa State University students have been selected to receive $140,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the next year. Established in 2011 and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the annual Brown Graduate Fellowship Program is used to advance Iowa State research in…


ISU researchers use data to help communities discover and solve biggest problems

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

An Iowa State University program to help Iowa towns harness their data has led to four offshoot projects to help support community recovery related to economic vulnerability, substance use and general support. A three-state Coordinated Innovation Network of land-grant universities worked over the past year to expand the Data Science for the Public Good program, developed…