This illustration depicts the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite as it orbits Earth. An ISU faculty member advised NASA on the future of this and other satellite missions. Image courtesy of Brian Hornbuckle via Iowa State University.
A pair of Iowans – professors from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University – helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.
Access to lab space and equipment, freedom to research diverse topics, and faculty mentorship gave former University of Iowa student scientists from the Ratner Research Group a leg up as they’ve taken opportunities across the country. At Iowa, research students find a “sweet spot" of opportunities between large and small programs.
Smart and connected weather sensors from ITI’s Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab.
Connecting valuable NASA data and Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).
A public-private research partnership between a tech developer and a University of Iowa Technology Institute research group has been expanded and extended as they work to make hydrogen a viable, efficient renewable energy source.
University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researchers were recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as being among the nation’s best for their "exceptional approach to solving a public health problem.”
Fascination with wind patterns and atmospheric conditions blossomed into a career in academic research addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our world and inspiring the next generation of researchers as a mentor and teacher. Jun Wang's work has been recognized with the James E. Ashton Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1, 2020, with an initial term of five years.
Prof. Jun Wang leads a new research collaboration happening across the state of Iowa. The team has ambitions of changing the agriculture industry by helping farmers better anticipate the weather and make the best use of the available time.
Jun Wang, director of the ARROMA Lab, has received a NASA grant to study nitrogen dioxide levels using satellite data. The project is a three-year partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The University of Iowa has been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to design and build devices that could one day connect farmers from all over the world. The team is led by Prof. Jun Wang of the Iowa Technology Institute's ARROMA Lab.
Jun Wang, director of the ARROMA Lab, is leading a team that has been awarded $1.6 million from the Department of Agriculture to design and use smart technology to maximize crop yields and use water more efficiently in rural agriculture.
Syed Mubeen, director of the Syed Mubeen Research Group, has won a grant worth $933,662 from the Office of Fossil Fuels of the Department of Energy to develop new products using carbon dioxide or coal.