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Collaboration pays off: Toor, Prineas research could benefit future of electronic devices

Collaboration among University of Iowa experts in engineering, computer modeling, and physics is advancing understanding of what is possible in the next generation of optoelectronic devices, such as high-performance computers, sensors, and photovoltaic cells.
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Fatima Toor recognized as 'Community Champion' by optics and photonics society

University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Fatima Toor, an expert in optics and photonics, has been recognized as a "Community Champion" by the Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).
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This photo illustration captures the work from home, which has become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Iowa Technology Institute researchers forge ahead despite coronavirus setbacks

University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty, staff, and students have found creative ways to forge ahead at a time when COVID-19-related closures have limited access to laboratories and facilities. Some ITI labs have begun ramping back up this month as part of a phased-in, three-tier return to research on campus, while others wait their turn.
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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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Under lock and key: The intersection of cancer research and photovoltaics

Some may see Fatima Toor's diverse research interests as eclectic: photovoltaics, biosensors, lasers, and semiconductor optoelectronics may not seem to have much in common at first blush. But Toor, who is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Iowa, doesn't see it that way. From her perspective, her work on laser therapy is a close cousin to her research into photovoltaics.
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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.