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.

Find a gallery of more pictures from the event here: Image Gallery: Iowa Technology Institute 2021 Open House

Several labs presented information or demonstrations of their research.

Here are just a few examples: 

Bernice Kubicek, a PhD candidate in electrical and computer engineering and research assistant under the mentorship of Ananya Sen Gupta, highlighted the novel algorithms she is developing to categorize underwater objects as threats or benign.  

Daniel Keefe, a PhD candidate in electrical and computer engineering and research assistant under the mentorship of Fatima Toor, shared his work on developing a sensor to detect COVID-19 based on fluid samples, such as from a person's mouth or nose. 

Huanxin (Jessie) Zhang, a post-doctoral researcher, and Zeyuan Ru, a graduate research assistant, in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab, under the direction of Jun Wang, discussed the "smart" sensors they use to gather data about soil moisture, soil temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, and air temperature to help farmers more efficiently irrigate cropland. 

People talking outside the Engineering Research Facility

 

Researcher standing in front of a poster
Rajan Bhatt discusses the Army Combat Fitness test