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Llamas works with his curved spiral antenna design in the IIHR Wind Tunnel Annex.

Success among Friends

Posted on December 18th, 2014

IIHR research assistant Ruben LLamas helped design a curved spiral antenna for the multidisciplinary freshwater mussel research initiative at the University of Iowa.

Scott Hagen: Far from the Farm

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Scott Hagen jerked awake to find the tractor he was driving slowly veering off course, leaving a meandering trail of newly planted corn behind it. He had nodded off just for a second, after a long night of studying for the three classes he was taking that spring at the University of Iowa. Hitting the […]

Anton Krueger (right) holds one of the back-wearing mussels, plucked from the laboratory microhabitat. From left, the team includes Craig just, Jim Niemeier, Jon Durst, and Hannah Taylor.

Mussel Obsession

Posted on July 30th, 2013

IIHR’s Anton Kruger (right) has been named a new Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow in Engineering, in recognition of his innovative research and dedication to students. Read about Kruger’s project using river mussels as water-quality sensors.

Midwest Runoff and Hypoxia in the Gulf

Posted on April 5th, 2011

Recent research is studying how farm runoff may play a role in the Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone.” “Agricultural Nutrient Flux: Exporting Iowa’s Fertility, Cash, and Productive Future” Researchers: Aaron L Gwinnup, Craig Just, Nancy Rabalais, Eugene Turner, and Jerald Schnoor The five major watersheds in Iowa cover two thirds of the state. During the […]

Watershed Processes

Posted on April 4th, 2011

Visit the Iowa Watershed Approach website! IIHR researchers are studying various aspects of sediment transport and deposition processes to resolve critical engineering challenges. A thorough understanding of sediment transport is key to improving Iowa’s water and soil quality. Soil erosion in the agricultural Midwest not only decreases the value and productivity of farmland, but also […]

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