Living The Dream-Clayton Anderson

Clay Space Selfie
Photo by Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson
August 2007
Outer Space / International Space Station

Expedition 15 crewmember and NASA astronaut Clay Anderson (MS 1983) nabbed this self-portrait during a spacewalk in August 2007. When speaking about the view of earth from outer space, he says, “It’s extremely difficult to describe in words. Even pictures and video don’t do it justice.” Anderson is the first Iowa State University alum to become an astronaut and now serves as Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Aerospace Engineering.

Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Summer hours, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946

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