List

Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering Nigel Reuel

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor Nigel Reuel has been named the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering.

The endowed chair and accompanying funding is made possible by Richard H. and Mary Jo Stanley. It was established to encourage the commitment to the concepts and practice of interactive interdisciplinary work in Iowa State’s College of Engineering.

Richard Stanley, who passed away in 2017, was an electrical engineering and mechanical engineering alumnus of Iowa State. He was founder of Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, Iowa, which provides engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. He was a recipient of the Anson Marston Medal, the highest honor in Iowa State’s College of Engineering.

Reuel, who is director of graduate education in CBE, joined the department as an assistant professor in 2016. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2009 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014.

At Iowa State his research interests include contact-free sensors, biomanufacturing, and new measurement tool design. He has helped spin out three companies from his Iowa State work: Skroot Laboratory for therapeutic cell production, Zymosense, Inc. for enzyme discovery tools, and Frugi Biotechnology Inc. focused on rapid protein prototyping for drug discovery (acquired by BigHat Biosciences Inc. in 2022). He was promoted to associate professor in 2021. Among honors he has received are a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2021.

As Stanley Chair, Reuel will take leadership in activities that promote student and faculty competency in interdisciplinary engineering practice; will lead in developing courses and curricula in the College of Engineering which are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental in nature; and support and encourage ethical and professional engineering practice, among other expectations.

  Posts

1 2 3 5
June 11th, 2024

Sullivan Flynn: The right people in his corner 

Sophomore Sullivan Flynn came to Iowa State excited to experience something bigger than himself while also having a group of […]

June 11th, 2024

Mary Thatcher: Prepared for what’s next 

For many students, it can be challenging to determine what path to take. Iowa State’s Chemical and Biological Systems Engineering […]

May 31st, 2024

“No other course is like this:” New class allows chemical engineering students to explore product development

One of the student teams in the initial semester of CH E 4290 poses with the portable oven they developed […]

May 1st, 2024

Victoria Kyveryga: Outstanding senior in chemical engineering

Hometown Ames, Iowa Clubs and activities Ukrainian Club, Engineering Student Council, the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors group, and Central Iowa Symphony.  […]

March 11th, 2024

Wenzhen Li, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier become Royal Society of Chemistry Fellows

Wenzhen Li (left) and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier have become part of an elite group of scientific advocates in the Royal Society […]

March 1st, 2024

“Spirit of innovation” helps lift Jean-Philippe Tessonnier to National Academy of Inventors

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a Senior Member of the National […]

February 26th, 2024

Could the future of powering Iowa homes and farms be microbes?

Cyclone Engineer Ratul Chowdhury is advancing biobatteries that use microbes to turn trees and plants into electricity. Chowdhury, an assistant […]

February 13th, 2024

A better way to (re)harvest rare-earth metals

Rare-earth metals are an indispensable part of today’s high-tech consumer products. As demand for them increases, so does the need […]

December 12th, 2023

Mya O’Connell: Outstanding senior in chemical engineering

Hometown  Manly, Iowa  Clubs and activities  I work as a Resident Assistant and as a Peer Mentor. In the past, […]

November 16th, 2023

AIChE student chapter again records successes at annual meeting – including another Outstanding Student Chapter honor

The Outstanding Student Chapter award is presented at the meeting. Shown is AIChE student chapter representative Hailey Bates (center), ISU […]