Awards and Recognitions

Recent Awards and Recognitions

University of Iowa Spirit Squad at OPL

OPL's Mi-2 helicopters and L-29 jet win in Iowa DOT photo contest

An in flight photograph of one of the Operator Performance Lab's (OPL) Mi-2 helicopters earned first place in the helicopter category of the Iowa Department of Transportation's biennial Iowa Aviation photo contest for 2019-2020. 
Student presenting research in the BioMOST lab

Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

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.
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UI engineers win 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect

In November 2020, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, and H.S. Udaykumar, a professor of mechanical engineering and interim associate dean for research and graduate programs, both at the University of Iowa, received the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect. Udaykumar and Baek received the award for their presentation “MaterIQ: An AI-based software tool for materials-by-design” at the Defense TechConnect Summit.
737 flight simulator at OPL

737 flight simulator at OPL 

OPL testing contributes to better aircraft avionics and two separate awards

Operator Performance Lab was recently honored for the latest efforts in this long line of flight testing work. It was among two recent awards for OPL, which is part of the College of Engineering's University of Iowa Technology Institute. 
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CDC recognizes ITI researchers' 'exceptional approach to solving a public health problem'

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.”
Wenqi Duan and Logan Nicols talk with Fatima Toor

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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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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Fiegel earns first place in Capture Your Research image competition

University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Jennifer Fiegel has earned first place honors in the faculty, staff, and researcher category of the Capture Your Research image competition.
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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.
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Wu, partners win National Science Foundation grant to develop low-cost, high volume COVID-19 testing technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering professors receive National Science Foundation RAPID grant for novel high-throughput and low-cost COVID-19 testing technologies