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Hydraulic Structures

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

IIHR has been developing, modeling, and designing hydraulic structures since the institute’s earliest days. From locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River to the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, researchers and shop support services at IIHR have paved the way for innovative hydraulic engineering. Hydraulic structures have taken many forms at IIHR, including weirs, dropshafts, […]

Bubbly Wake and Submarines

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Pablo Carrica tapped a pencil on the desk, impatiently watching his computer screen. He was running a simulation of the flow of oil and gas in an underground reservoir, a task he had completed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times in his job at a large Spanish oil company. “The work was pretty repetitive, and not […]

Improving Iowa’s Winter Road Conditions

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Wilf Nixon could see his breath as he climbed into the passenger seat of the orange snowplow truck on the ice-covered spillway of the Coralville Dam. Nixon, an IIHR research engineer, had arranged for the spillway to be flooded to measure the forces on an underbody plow blade as it cut ice. The driver started […]

The IIHR Dropshaft Solution

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

by Cornelia F. Mutel IIHR director Jack Kennedy sat at the large oak table in his office, flanked by four of IIHR’s research engineers: Subhash Jain, Rob Ettema, Jacob Odgaard, and Tatsuaki Nakato. The large number of IIHR consultants was meant to impress the representatives of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) who sat across […]

Unsteady Aerodynamics

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

When James Buchholz arrived for a Summer Faculty Fellowship at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo., last May, he was so excited to be back in the mountains, he immediately set out on a hike. The Assistant IIHR Research Engineer drove to the Florissant Fossil Beds, where he walked among the fossilized […]

Kelli Parsons collecting samples.

Digging for Adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2015

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.

Mark Wilson: What’s Not to Like?

Posted on April 6th, 2015

The night was warm, and campus seemed deserted. But if passersby had looked up at the right time, they would have seen two young men climbing up the outside of the Engineering Building, hand over hand, swinging into an open window on the third floor. Cat burglars? No, just wannabe computer programmers. Mark Wilson, who […]

Beda Luitel: Finding a Way

Posted on April 6th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss In 2009, Beda Luitel left a refugee camp in Nepal with his family, headed for Boise, Idaho. They had spent a total of 18 years in the camp, between their deportation from Bhutan and their resettlement in the western United States. After living in the camp for seven years, Luitel and his […]

Carrie Davis: Playing in the Mud

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Penny Davis likes to say that her daughter Caroline never grew out of the sandbox. Today, Carrie Davis, an assistant research scientist at IIHR— Hydroscience & Engineering, often spends her days knee-deep in riverbeds, monitoring water quality. Before joining IIHR as a postdoc in 2011, Davis was a contract geologist for Iowa […]

IGS scientist Rick Langel measures a core sample.

IGS Open House

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Join us at an open house to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated offices of the Iowa Geological Survey in Trowbridge Hall on Oct. 10!

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