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Applied Research

Posted on August 6th, 2014

The IIHR Electronics Shop provides support for faculty, researchers, and students in the area of data acquisition equipment and systems in both basic and applied research. Data acquisition equipment is specified and purchased, or designed and constructed as needed for various research projects. The equipment is set up, maintained, and on-going support is provided for […]

Featured Projects

Posted on August 6th, 2014

Fundamental Research Flumes IIHR Engineering Services (IES) has designed and built many flumes over the years, both for the University of Iowa/IIHR, and for other universities and labs. We no longer install flumes for other institutions, but we do design them. IES engineers start with the client’s specifications regarding flume size, tilt, flow, and other […]

Jacob Odgaard: Making an Impact

Posted on November 13th, 2013

One phone call has been known to change history. For IIHR Research Engineer Jacob Odgaard, such a call changed his life. Odgaard was traveling worldwide through his work for the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI), and these travels brought him to Cal Tech, where he had been invited to present a seminar. Then-IIHR Director Jack Kennedy […]

Ali Reza Firoozfar: The Experimentalist

Posted on November 13th, 2013

While studying for his master’s degree in Iran, Ali Reza Firoozfar discovered an article by IIHR’s Jacob Odgaard. For Firoozfar, reading that article was a turning point. From that day on, he dedicated himself to achieving his ambition of earning a PhD at IIHR. “That was my dream,” he says. “Nothing can satisfy me except […]

Troy Lyons: Bridging the Gap

Posted on March 1st, 2012

“IIHR is the place to be,” says Troy Lyons, IIHR director of engineering services. A University of Iowa alumnus, Lyons earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. “I started out at IIHR in 1998 as a student employee, then became a graduate student, and then was hired as a staff engineer to […]

Fish Passage

Posted on January 18th, 2011

IIHR Engineers Make Dams More Fish-Friendly The tricky part of designing a safe passage for fish through a major dam is learning to think like a fish. Getting fish safely past major hydroelectric dams has been an issue since the early 20th century. Engineers and biologists were initially surprised when the dams had a big […]

Hydraulics Research Park Annexes

Posted on July 6th, 2010

Hydraulics Annex One Size: 12,400 ft2 Location: University of Iowa Research Park, 2310 Old Farmstead Rd., Coralville, IA 52241 Building Locator Map Floor plan Hydraulics Annex One (HA1) has since 1979 provided unobstructed open space for very large models. Amenities include overhead doors at each end of the building and a sump with a capacity […]

James Street Laboratory

Posted on July 6th, 2010

Size: 17,000 ft2 Location: 2421 James St. #3, Coralville, IA 52241 Building locator map Floor plan James Street Laboratory (JSL), purchased in 2003, provides large open space for river models. The building’s capabilities include large overhead doors and high ceilings for greater flexibility and easy access, and 300 Hp of pumping capability for ground recirculating […]

Major Research Programs

Posted on June 1st, 2010

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering has a proud 90-year history of research and innovation—and a future that promises to be even more exciting. As one of the oldest and most respected hydraulic research facilities in the United States, IIHR offers state-of-the-art computational simulation and laboratory modeling capabilities, as well as field observational research. This encourages application of […]

A record number of sockeye salmon passed through the Priest Rapids Project in 2010.

IIHR Awarded Contract for Fish Passage Research

Posted on May 7th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that IIHR just received a five-year $15 million contract from Public Utility District No. 2 of Grand County.

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