Student Spotlight

'Inside the Lab' series returns with more stories from ITI student researchers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Brittany Allen is among several University of Iowa students featured in the Iowa Technology Institute's spotlight series, “Inside the Lab: Student Stories,” promoting the student researchers who make vital contributions to the labs at ITI. In the spotlight series, the students, in their own words, discuss their research experiences, why they chose the University of Iowa, future goals, and more.
Visitors and researchers interacting at the ITI open house

ITI Open House showcases research diversity of faculty, staff, and students

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted a research open house to celebrate the excellence and diversity of research being conducted by faculty, staff, and students.
Mallory Tollefson

Tollefson receives AAUW fellowship

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Office of Strategic Communications
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2021-22 American Fellowship to University of Iowa student Mallory Tollefson, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics and is an Iowa Technology Institute research assistant under the direction of Michael J. Schnieders, associate professor of biomedical engineering and biochemistry.
Jun Wang Meng Zhou

Iowa PhD student Meng Zhou awarded NASA research fellowship

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Meng Zhou, a fourth-year PhD student conducting research at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI), has been awarded a NASA research fellowship to study air quality at night. 
Bernice Kubicek

ITI graduate research assistant awarded Department of Defense fellowship

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
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.
CBIG researchers viewing MRI scanner

ITI graduate research assistant gaining acclaim through MRI work

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
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.
Ryan Horne

NIH funds Guymon Group graduate research assistant to develop new polymer coating technology

Friday, August 6, 2021
College of Engineering
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. 
Portrait of Byungkyu Moon

Eco-friendly asphalt research lands UI grad student on cover of scientific journal

Monday, August 2, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
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. 
Marisol Contreras and Ashley (Hesterberg) Butzlaff

ITI grad research assistant awarded Fulbright to Germany

Monday, August 2, 2021
International Programs
Marisol Contreras, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant in the Syed Mubeen Research Group at the University of Iowa Technology Institute, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in Chemical Engineering to Germany for 2021-22
Qing Zou

ITI PhD researcher's paper detailing ‘innovative’ cardiac MRI model wins best paper award at international conference

Saturday, May 1, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Qing Zou, University of Iowa PhD candidate and an Iowa Technology Institute researcher, placed first for the Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE-ISBI) 2021 on April 16.