Articles from August 2021

CASE Colloquium 8.25

Bradley Cramer: Nutrients, Teratology, and Extinction Events in the Geological Record and an introduction to the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The University of Iowa's Climate/Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium continued on Aug. 25, 2021, with featured speaker Bradley D. Cramer, UI associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences. The CASE Colloquium is presented by the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and the Iowa Technology Institute. 

NASA awards UI engineering professor $1.3 million and leadership role to study effects of wildfires

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) scientist Jun Wang grants totaling $1.3 million to study atmospheric and climate impacts from wildfires that have ravaged parts of the planet.
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ITI graduate research assistant awarded Department of Defense fellowship

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
A University of Iowa PhD candidate working as a research assistant at the Iowa Technology Institute has been selected for the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. Bernice Kubicek was awarded this fellowship to continue work born out of her time with the Ananya Sen Gupta Research Group. She has conducted research on sonar autonomous target recognition through the development of feature extraction algorithms that aim to improve the classification and recognition of objects deep underwater.
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Two-star Army General, Epic Games manager among speakers at Iowa Technology Institute’s 2nd Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Friday, August 20, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) is convening experts from the U.S. Army, Epic Games, academia, and other sectors to explore the progress and potential of mature virtual human (or digital twin) technology for improving physical and non-physical components of human performance.
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ITI graduate research assistant gaining acclaim through MRI work

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
A University of Iowa Technology Institute graduate research assistant has earned another award while working to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) processes quicker and more effective.
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ITI researchers' paper makes cover of prestigious journal

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The research findings of several University of Iowa scientists was featured on the front cover of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemical Communications journal.
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ITI researching infrared sensors to help farmers apply fertilizer more efficiently

Monday, August 16, 2021
University of Iowa scientists, including Fatima Toor of the Iowa Technology Institute, are part of a team investigating an infrared sensor configuration that can help farmers more efficiently apply crop fertilizer.
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NIH funds Guymon Group graduate research assistant to develop new polymer coating technology

Friday, August 6, 2021
With three years of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Ryan Horne, a PhD student in the University of Iowa Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is developing a new coating that limits or even prevents unwanted surface debris. 
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Eco-friendly asphalt research lands UI grad student on cover of scientific journal

Monday, August 2, 2021
A research paper led by a University of Iowa graduate student and his mentor that investigates an eco-friendly method for asphalt pavement rehabilitation made the cover of the July 2021 edition of Infrastructures, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. 

Gomes co-PI on team awarded grant to 'Jumpstart' quantum simulation program at UI

Monday, August 2, 2021
Joe Gomes, a University of Iowa assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and an Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, is a co-principal investigator on a team awarded a Jumpstarting Tomorrow Initiative grant to start a quantum simulation (QSim) program.