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University of Iowa researcher, Iowa DOT innovate sustainable transportation infrastructure

Leading the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor Hosin "David" Lee has been routinely working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to perform research on numerous practices to improve roadway lifespan and quality, including the 2015 building of a new bridge near Fairbank, Iowa.
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Critical research continues at the Iowa Technology Institute

While University of Iowa campus activities have largely gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research at the Iowa Technology Institute is among the critical functions approved to proceed in person.
Hosin Lee Outstanding Contribution Award by Ministry of Science and ICT

Lee accepts lifetime achievement award from Korean-American engineering association

University of Iowa professor Hosin "David" Lee, has received a lifetime achievement award as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future on Dec. 14, 2020. 
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Lee's 'outstanding contribution' honored as part of U.S.-Korea sustainability conference

Longtime University of Iowa professor David "Hosin" Lee, who is native of South Korea, is scheduled to be honored for his "outstanding contribution" as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future in December. 
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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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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).
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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 Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, will compare metal samples that have been solidified in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station against similar samples formed on Earth.
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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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ITI research assistant wins Graduate College Fellowship

Mingyu Cai won a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship for the Fall 2020 semester.
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Song collaborates with Iowa State professor to win Defense Department competition

Xuan Song leads a team that will develop a new additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technique and nano additives to achieve next-generation energetic composites with highly tunable sensitivity and performance.
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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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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.
SIT Director Insuk Ko and UI Associate Provost and Dean Downing Thomas

UI and Seoul Institute of Technology Strengthen Connections through Official Partnership

The Seoul Institute of Technology and the University of Iowa recently entered into a campus-wide MOU agreement. The agreement, which went into effect on August 16, 2019, will promote joint research, training, and educational cooperation between the two institutions.