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A gloved hand collects a water sample.

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.

A thunderstorm over a highway.

IIHR Researcher Predicts More Heavy Rainfall Events

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Heavy rainstorms in the upper Midwest are on the upswing, according to research conducted by Assistant IIHR Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini.

A partial woolly mammoth tusk found in Southeast Iowa. Photo by Frank A. Weirich

IIHR Researcher Helps Unearth a Woolly Mammoth

Posted on December 5th, 2012

IIHR researcher Frank Weirich has contributed to the excavation of a woolly mammoth in Southeast Iowa by imaging the entire site using ground-penetrating radar. (Photo by Frank A. Weirich)

IIHR Research Engineer Fred Stern.

Stern Named Weinblum Lecturer

Posted on November 26th, 2012

IIHR Research Engineer Fred Stern was recently named the Weinblum Memorial Lecturer.


IFC Fund-a-Sensor

Posted on August 15th, 2012

Individuals can now help the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) make our state a safer place to enjoy Iowa’s rivers and streams by making a gift to the Fund-a-Sensor project.

IIHR Research Engineer Fred Stern.

Stern Wins NATO Award

Posted on May 7th, 2012

IIHR Research Engineer Fred Stern is a key member of a group honored with NATO’s highest research group award.

IIHR Postdoc Andres Martinez.

IIHR Researchers Find Toxic PCBs

Posted on December 5th, 2011

IIHR researchers report dangerously high levels of toxic PCBs in the deep sediments lining the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind. They say the discovery is cause for concern.

LACMRERS Director Doug Schnoebelen.

Studying Arsenic in Iowa’s Groundwater

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

IIHR Research Scientist Doug Schnoebelen is part of a team studying the presence of arsenic in private wells in Cerro Gordo County, where the levels are particularly high.

Lin's digital lung project is a crucial piece of the human puzzle known as the "Physiome Project."

The Human Puzzle: Developing a Digital Lung

Posted on January 4th, 2011

Researchers at The University of Iowa and elsewhere have created a digital lung, or computer model of the human lung to simulate the flow of air. Researchers and physicians, as well as patients, will benefit.

Headshot of Troy Lyons.

IIHR engineer receives contract for Abu Dhabi project

Posted on May 7th, 2010

Abu Dhabi, among the world’s wealthiest cities, is the site of a $413,538 project by Troy Lyons (photo, right), staff engineer in the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering research unit.

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