Brad Eilers – Academic Adviser

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Office: 2620 Howe Hall
Office Phone: 515-294-6657
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B.A. Communication Studies/Journalism, University of Northern Iowa, 2011
M.A.E. Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs, University of Northern Iowa, 2013

Brad joined the department in March, 2014.
I was an Admissions Advisor at Upper Iowa University for a year before coming to ISU. Before that I was a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Academic Advising at the University of Northern Iowa.


  • I’m a HUGE sports fan! I love college athletics and am a diehard fan of my alma mater, the UNI Panthers. I also support the Iowa State Cyclones. For professional sports teams I follow the Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos.
  • I’m married to my wife Leah (she’s an Academic Adviser in ECpE) and we have two daughters (Kristine & Lyla) and two dogs (Addison & Clark) at home.
  • I have lived in Iowa my whole life. I grew up in the small town of Gladbrook, Iowa.
  • My academic advisors were really helpful during my time as an undergrad and graduate student. I think it’s cool that I now get to return the favor as an Academic Adviser at ISU and help other college students throughout their academic journey.
  • While I don’t have an Aerospace Engineering background, as a child I wanted to become a pilot and astronaut after seeing the movies “Top Gun” and “Apollo 13”.

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

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