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Metastatic Cancer Cells and Shear Stress

Posted on November 12th, 2013

How do metastatic cancer cells survive the remarkable stresses of the human bloodstream? In 2011, more than half a million Americans died from metastatic cancer — cancer that spreads from its original site to another location in the body. IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Sarah Vigmostad is part of research team working to learn more about […]

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.

Michelle Scherer: Solving the Puzzle

Posted on March 1st, 2012

As a kid growing up in New Jersey, Michelle Scherer always liked math and problem solving. “Engineering seemed like the logical choice,” she says. “Once I was in college and realized you could actually do engineering in an environmental context, I was hooked!” Scherer is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University […]

Developing a Digital Lung

Posted on February 27th, 2012

Ching-Long Lin loves his work. The IIHR research engineer is a key player in a project to develop a digital model of the human lung. Lin, who is also a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa, has received three grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a fouryear, […]

The Dynamics of Heart Valves

Posted on May 6th, 2011

IIHR Research Engineer K.B. Chandran, who retired in 2014,  has an impressive collection of mechanical heart valves, gathered during his 30-plus years of study in biomedical engineering. He dedicated his career to understanding the unique fluid mechanics of the human circulatory system, and the dynamics of heart valves. Chandran served as the Battershell Chair Professor […]

Building a Digital Lung

Posted on May 6th, 2011

IIHR Research Engineer Ching-Long Lin is a key player in a project to develop a digital model of the lung—a task so complex it was once considered beyond the processing power of the largest supercomputers. Lin, who is also a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa, was recently awarded a […]

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.

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 […]

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