Research Topics

  • Biomaterials
  • Nanotechnology

The Fiegel Lab works at the interface of engineering, surface science, and biology to design improved therapeutic aerosols for the treatment and prevention of respiratory disease.


Research Team

Jennifer Fiegel

Jennifer Fiegel, PhD

Director, Fiegel Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


Fiegel Lab researchers

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute
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.”
Fiegel research polymers

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

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

Jennifer Fiegel

Director, Fiegel Lab

Associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering; associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and experimental therapeutics

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