Sponsored by a National Institute on Aging grant, University of Iowa scholars believe they can generate ultra-high-resolution images of the brain through synergies in deep learning algorithms and novel sequences on a 7 Tesla (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner.
Last month, El-Hattab's video explanation won the People's Choice award, a top prize in the UI's annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences.
A University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) faculty affiliate is among 21 faculty and staff members being honored with the University of Iowa’s 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards. Suresh M.L. Raghavan was the lone recipient from the College of Engineering.
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.”
University of Iowa scholars in engineering and pharmacy are designing polymers to help maintain the effectiveness of drugs once they enter the lungs of patients dealing with infections, cancer, genetic disorders or other conditions.
A team of University of Iowa scholars led by faculty affiliates with the Iowa Technology Institute released findings this week that expanded the understanding of the role fat tissue plays in healing wounds and may help to uncover and develop fat-related wound healing treatments.
This photo illustration captures the work from home, which has become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Xiaodong Wu, together with graduate student Jirong Yi and fellow Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Weiyu Xu and Raghu Mudumbai, has originated a new high-throughput and low-reagent-consumption method of using compressed sensing, a novel mathematical and signal processing idea, to significantly speed up testing COVID-19 virus and antibody.
The director of BioMOST, one of 25 labs and centers that make up Iowa Technology Institute, has been named among four winners of a University of Iowa-wide teaching award recognizing years of outstanding teaching.
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.
Jacob Thompson, a senior studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, granting him an annual stipend and funds toward tuition for the continuation of his studies.
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.
Collaborating at a crossroads of their engineering focuses, the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory and the Smart Multifunctional Material Systems (SMMS) Laboratory at the University of Iowa are working on a new project: the creation of a lightweight, mobile, and low-cost orthotic robotic rehabilitation device.
Stephen Baek, director of the Visual Intelligence Laboratory, Xiaodong Wu, professor and ITI researcher, and Yusen He, graduate research assistant in the Visual Intelligence Laboratory, have published a groundbreaking discovery of cancer biomarkers using deep neural networks.
Tri Quang, a graduate research assistant in the Integrated Imaging and Cyberphysical System Laboratory, received a 2019 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Research Grant for his project "Real-time Tissue Perfusion Assessment Using Fluorescence Imaging Topography Scanning System."
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.