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Jun Wang receives Regents Faculty Excellence Award

The Iowa Board of Regents has selected six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members, including Jun Wang of the College of Engineering, to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
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Ankrum receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Thursday, April 18, 2024
James Ankrum was among four faculty members selected for the award provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
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Univ. of Iowa student highlights importance of engineering research

Friday, February 23, 2024
Cheryl Reuben is an undergraduate research assistant in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab.
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Iowa engineer's NASA instrument probes atmospheric pollutants Professor Jun Wang’s space research helps scientists understand the effects of wildfires and a global decline in air quality.

Monday, February 12, 2024
Professor Jun Wang’s space research helps scientists understand the effects of wildfires and a global decline in air quality.
Lee Award

Lee honored for collaboration with Korean-American scientists and engineers

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored with the outstanding contribution award at the annual meeting of the Korean Transportation Association in America.
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UI professor’s work now in space, monitoring air quality on Earth

Friday, January 5, 2024
Just after midnight on April 7 along the eastern coast of Florida, Jun Wang saw a blinding light burst across a harbor, followed by a mighty roar. It was a SpaceX rocket lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and starting its ascent into space. With his wife and two of his kids by his side, Wang watched the rocket climb higher and higher into the inky sky — carrying years of his research with it.
Wildfire royalty free

Wildfires have erased two decades’ worth of air quality gains in western US

Monday, December 4, 2023
Jun Wang is the lead corresponding author on a new study that has tabulated the toll from two decades of wildfires on air quality and human health in the continental U.S.
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Art meets engineering in College of Engineering STEAM project

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Ananya Sen Gupta, University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been working with Subhajit Khush Das, an artist and choreographer from Kolkata, India, for more than a year to train and test artificial intelligence algorithms to recognize and classify changing features through Bharatanatyam, a classical dance.
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University of Iowa engineers contribute to one of Time Magazine’s 'best inventions' of 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
CBE professor Jun Wang is an investigator on NASA’s TEMPO, which Time Magazine has named one of its best inventions of 2023. The space instrument is expected to help scientists understand the sources of pollution by revolutionizing how real-time air quality data is collected.
Rahman

ME professor developing new algorithms to optimize design reliability

Sharif Rahman, a professor of mechanical engineering and a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Technology Institute, is developing advanced computational algorithms to optimize designs of complex engineering systems and structures that could make ground vehicles, aerospace structures, and electronic packaging, among many examples, more reliable.