Articles from April 2020

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The Daily Iowan: UI researchers use simulations to observe how viruses dry on solid surfaces

Two researchers in the University of Iowa College of Engineering received a grant from the National Science Foundation 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.
Suresh ML Raghavan

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.
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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

The Daily Iowan: Researchers at the UI create robotic rehabilitation device to help increase range of motion in the wrist

Assistant professors in the University of Iowa College of Engineering have developed a robotic device to help people increase their range of motion in the wrist using artificial muscles to increase flexibility.
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.
Jacob Thompson

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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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.
The Robotic Rehabilitation Device fitted on a hand

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

Collaborating at a crossroads of their engineering focuses, the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory and the Smart Multifunctional Material Systems (SMMS) Laboratory at the University of Iowa are working on a new project: the creation of a lightweight, mobile, and low-cost orthotic robotic rehabilitation device.
Kaylee Lichtenstein in military uniform

U.S. Army: Cadet of the week: Kaylee Lichtenstein

Kaylee Lichtenstein, an undergraduate research assistant in the Virtual Soldier Research program, was named Cadet of the Week by the U.S. Army.