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Modeling for Flood Studies

Posted on October 6th, 2014

IIHR Associate Research Engineer George Constantinescu and PhD student Daniel Horna Munoz are working on a 3D model that would provide more accurate flood information, helping to improve the response to rising waters.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel team includes (l to r): Ali Reza Firoozfar, Andy Craig, David Crawford (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Jacob Odgaard, Bernard Woolfe (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Brandon Barquist, Joss Plant (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Stephen Browne, and Troy Lyons.

IIHR Modeling Helps Modernize London’s Sewers

Posted on July 17th, 2014

IIHR is part of a massive effort to modernize London’s sewer system and protect the River Thames.

New Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors Being Deployed

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Since the Iowa Flood Center’s pilot-program launched in 2010, the original number of stream-stage sensors installed on bridges across the state has more than tripled.

Rachel Marek at work in the lab.

Postdoc Tracks Down PCBs

Posted on February 27th, 2014

IIHR Postdoc Rachel Marek is working to understand the sources, transport, and fate of PCBs, with a special focus on the Great Lakes region.

"I genuinely enjoy the research," says Faculty Research Engineer Michelle Scherer. She isusing the glove box in her lab at the Seamans Center.

Scherer Appointed to EPA Board

Posted on December 9th, 2013

IIHR’s Michelle Scherer will serve a three-year term on the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board.

IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Sarah Vigmostad.

Studying Metastatic Cancer Cells in the Bloodstream

Posted on July 30th, 2013

IIHR’s Sarah Vigmostad is part of research team working to learn more about metastatic cancer cells and how they survive the remarkable stresses of the human bloodstream.

Frank Weirich's team takes the ground-penetrating radar out onto the surface of the Exit Glacier.

Beneath the Surface of Vanishing Glaciers

Posted on July 10th, 2013

Frank Weirich and his research team are conducting a multi-year research project using ground-penetrating radar to look inside the rapidly shrinking Exit Glacier.

Flood 2013: A Bird’s-Eye View

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

IIHR Photographer Aneta Goska recently climbed into a helicopter for an aerial tour of flooded areas of Eastern Iowa.

Wind Energy: Power for the 21st Century

Posted on June 4th, 2013

IIHR’s James Buchholz is helping make Iowa a major player in energy-related research by focusing on wind turbine blade reliability and performance.

IIHR to Host EmCon 2014

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

EmCon 2014, a conference focusing on emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and hormones, will be hosted next year at the University of Iowa.

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