Articles from April 2020

Ding DI Article

UI researchers use simulations to observe how viruses dry on solid surfaces

Hongtao Ding and H.S. Udaykumar received an NSF grant to study how virus droplets that are expelled when someone coughs or sneezes dry on solid surfaces and contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

BioMOST director among four UI faculty members to win top teaching award

The director of BioMOST, one of 25 labs and centers that make up Iowa Technology Institute, has been named among four winners of a University of Iowa-wide teaching award recognizing years of outstanding teaching.
Masks being decontaminated

UI Engineering sensors assisting Mercy Hospital to decontaminate masks

The University of Iowa College of Engineering is partnering with Mercy Iowa City to use specialized sensors to measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) exposure needed to decontaminate protective masks. By utilizing a thermal sensor used in research by Fatima Toor, the amount of UV irradiance can be measured and optimized so that the masks can be sterilized for reuse, rather than discarded.
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UI Engineering sensors assisting Mercy Hospital to decontaminate masks

University of Iowa professor Fatima Toor is partnering with Mercy Iowa City to use specialized sensors to measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) exposure needed to decontaminate protective masks.
Caterina Lamuta and Venanzio Cichella in front of their home

ITI/UI Researchers featured in Daily Iowan article

CAS Lab Director Venanzio Cichella and his collaborator Caterina Lamuta, director of the SMMS Lab, have created a robotic rehabilitation device to help increase range of motion in the wrist.
Venanzio Cichella holding hovercraft at CAS Lab

CAS Lab featured in Mechanical Engineering Spring 2019 Newsletter

Prof. Venanzio Cichella's Cooperative Autonomous Systems Lab is featured in the Mechanical Engineering Spring 2019 Newsletter.

Undergraduate biomedical researcher awarded National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

Jacob Thompson, a senior studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, granting him an annual stipend and funds toward tuition for the continuation of his studies.
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Undergraduate biomedical researcher awarded National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

Jacob Thompson, a senior studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship.
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Ding receives NSF RAPID grant for research related to COVID-19

Hongtao Ding, director of the Laser Materials Processing Lab, and H.S. Udaykumar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, have received an NSF grant to study how droplets containing viruses dry on solid surfaces.
The Robotic Rehabilitation Device fitted on a hand

UI laboratories collaborate on low-cost, lightweight orthotic robotic rehabilitation device

University of Iowa Technology Institute researchers at the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory and the Smart Multifunctional Material Systems (SMMS) Laboratory are creating a lightweight, mobile, and low-cost orthotic robotic rehabilitation device.