Articles from August 2020

Person wearing a cap with attached sensors

UI engineers and neurologists develop a highly efficient algorithm that can detect Parkinson’s Disease through EEG data

Monday, August 31, 2020
A team led by Soura Dasgupta, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nandakumar Narayanan, Juanita J. Bartlett Professor in Neurology Research at the University of Iowa has developed a computational approach to diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease by using data from electroencephalogram tests, commonly referred to as EEGs.
Jennifer Fiegel and student working in the lab

Fiegel Lab examines connection between a cough and ‘super-producers’ of bioaerosols

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Fiegel and her team examined how exhaled bioaerosols - droplets produced from the lung during breathing, coughing, and sneezing - are produced from lung-like surfaces during a cough. The findings were recently published in Soft Matter in a paper titled, “Surface rheological properties alter aerosol formation from mucus mimetic surfaces.”
AMPRL researcher working with 3D printing equipment

AMPRL Lab researcher earns prestigious graduate scholarship

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Levi Kirby, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a graduate research assistant for the University of Iowa Technology Institute, has received the E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Fiegel research polymers

Fiegel awarded NSF grant for research on targeting drug carriers to lung cells

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
University of Iowa scholars are designing polymers to help maintain the effectiveness of drugs once they enter the lungs of patients.
Jun Wang

Newly named Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab reflects Wang's expanding scope of discovery

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The Lab for Aerosol, Radiation, Remote-sensing, and Observation-based Modeling of Atmosphere - better known as the ARROMA Lab, is now called the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab.
Alloy study

UI engineers to study the grain structure of metal alloys on the International Space Station

Friday, August 21, 2020
A research team led by Prof. Christoph Beckermann will compare metal samples that have been solidified in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station against similar samples formed on Earth.
Hydrogel Experiment

Fiegel Lab finding promise in hydrogel spray to treat burn wounds

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The University of Iowa Technology Institute's Fiegel Lab is developing a more effective method to deliver antibiotics to burn wounds through a hydrogel spray.
Sophia ladder climb

Yearslong digital-person studies finally ‘maturing’ for human assessments, UI researchers say at Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Thursday, August 13, 2020
After 15 years of work, digital avatars are finally maturing to a place where researchers can “design a human” to test protective equipment for military personnel, University of Iowa researchers said Wednesday.
Female soldier wearing body armor

Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are testing out better-fitting body armor

Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Army has been working to update its soldier protection system for women and men who are smaller in size. As the military closes on the five-year point since women have been able to serve in combat positions, Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican and retired National Guard officer, said the effort is long overdue.
Sophia ladder climb

Full recap: Leveraging Virtual Tech To Meet Nation's Needs

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The need for better-fitting body armor and PPE not just for soldiers, but for women and smaller-stature men in a variety of dangerous fields was the focus of the first annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit.