Steve Holland

  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering

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225 Applied Sciences II
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-294-8659


Cornell University, Electrical Engineering, B.S. 1997

Cornell University, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Ph.D. 2002

Iowa State University, Postdoctoral Assistant, Center for NDE, 2002–2005  
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors:
Wolfgang Sachse, Cornell University; Dale Chimenti, Iowa State University

Interest Areas

Research Interests:
Dr. Holland's research interests include thermographic nondestructive testing, ultrasonics, sensors and transducers, and vibrational modeling. Dr. Holland has authored or co-authored over 12 peer-reviewed journal articles plus numerous conference papers.

Brief Biography

Synergistic Activities:
Leader of thermal nondestructive evaluation research group, Iowa State University Center for NDE. Developed laboratory instrumentation that is currently undergoing commercialization by a small business. Active collaboration with Civil Engineering Dept. on nondestructive evaluation of civil infrastructure. Member of multi-university research team developing methods to find delamination in asphalt roadways. Open-source publication of Dataguzzler data acquisition software. The software has been retrofitted for use in cyber-physical systems and tested with a wearable sensor package. Developed wireless sensor module for applications in the arts (music and dance) based on the same techologies used for aircraft stabilization and control. Chair of college-wide committee that collaborated with industry to develop an innovative multidisciplinary design program for undergraduate engineers. The program started Fall 2008. Developed undergraduate aerospace systems and avionics course. This course has proven particularly attractive and beneficial to minority students and women (last enrollment was 66% women/minority).
Professional Academic Experience:
2006-present          Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University 2005-2006             Assistant Scientist, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University 2002-2005             Postdoctoral Research Assistant