BS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cory Stiehl joined the biomedical engineering department as a senior lecturer in August 2016. She earned her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester in 1985, and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1990. Her graduate research was in the area of advanced process control.
After completing her doctoral degree, Cory spent over ten years at NASA Ames Research Center, where she developed and led research efforts in the area of system engineering of advanced life support systems for the manned space program. Her research focused on the study of system design and integration issues and control and operation strategies for regenerative life support systems, necessary for long-duration space missions. Cory also worked with Fisher Controls for several years, performing controls research in the advanced technology department.
Cory began her academic career as an adjunct professor at Buena Vista University, where she taught courses on artificial intelligence and simulation and modeling. She then joined the Chemical Engineering Department at Iowa State University, where she has been teaching a variety of core engineering courses in addition to the capstone design course.