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Seed Funding

ITI seed grants empower researchers to reach for new knowledge

A seed grant program launched by University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) to empower researchers to develop new theories, concepts, and approaches has been leveraged to secure externally funded research grants to advance knowledge and ultimately benefit society.
Lujie Cai
University of Iowa student Lujie Cai (right) is a research assistant in the Laser Material Processing Lab.

Hands-on research brings education to life for ITI students honored on UI President’s List

As a University of Iowa student research assistant in the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory, Nick Rober grew his love of scientific inquiry, which has influenced his career plans.
Researchers working in the Laser Materials Processing Lab

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.
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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.
Photos of seed grant winners Ding, Fiegel, Lamuta, and Markfort

Ding and Fiegel receive Spring 2020 Seed Grants

Hongtao Ding, director of the Laser Materials Processing Lab, and Jennifer Fiegel, director of the Fiegel Lab, have been awarded Seed Grants from the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research.
Avik Samanta posing with his award certificate

Samanta wins Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Avik Samanta, a graduate research assistant in the Laser Materials Processing Lab, has received a 2019 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Council on Teaching at the University of Iowa.
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Qinghua Wang and Fatima Toor receive awards at OVPR ceremony

ITI researchers Qinghua Wang and Fatima Toor receive awards from the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research.