Articles from August 2020

Fiegel Lab researchers

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

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.”
AMPRL researcher working with 3D printing equipment

AMPRL Lab researcher earns prestigious graduate scholarship

Levi Kirby, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a graduate research assistant for the University of Iowa Technology Institute, has received the E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Fiegel research polymers

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

University of Iowa scholars are designing polymers to help maintain the effectiveness of drugs once they enter the lungs of patients.
Jun Wang

Newly named Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab reflects Wang's expanding scope of discovery

The Lab for Aerosol, Radiation, Remote-sensing, and Observation-based Modeling of Atmosphere - better known as the ARROMA Lab, is now called the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab.
Alloy study

UI engineers to study the grain structure of metal alloys on the International Space Station

The size and shape of the small grains that comprise all metals have a direct effect on the properties and performance of metal parts. The grain structure forms when the molten metal is poured into a mold and solidifies. A research team led by Prof. Christoph Beckermann will compare metal samples that have been solidified in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station against similar samples formed on Earth.
Hydrogel Experiment

Fiegel Lab finding promise in hydrogel spray to treat burn wounds

The University of Iowa Technology Institute's Fiegel Lab is developing a more effective method to deliver antibiotics to burn wounds through a hydrogel spray.
Female soldier wearing body armor

Yahoo News: Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are testing out better-fitting body armor

The Army has been working to update its soldier protection system for women and men who are smaller in size. As the military closes on the five-year point since women have been able to serve in combat positions, Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican and retired National Guard officer, said the effort is long overdue.
Sophia ladder climb

Full recap: Leveraging Virtual Tech To Meet Nation's Needs

The need for better-fitting body armor and PPE not just for soldiers, but for women and smaller-stature men in a variety of dangerous fields was the focus of the first annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit.
Jun Wang

Faculty Feature: Jun Wang

Fascination with wind patterns and atmospheric conditions blossomed into a career in academic research addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our world and inspiring the next generation of researchers as a mentor and teacher. Jun Wang's work has been recognized with the James E. Ashton Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1, 2020, with an initial term of five years.
Sophia ladder climb

Iowa Technology Institute convenes modeling and simulation leaders for 1st annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Virtual event on Aug. 12 to examine how a ‘digital twin’ can reduce injuries through better designed female body armor.