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Paul Dierking: The Inquisitive Engineer

Posted on May 20th, 2014

According to Paul Dierking’s parents, he was the kind of kid who asked “how?” and “why?” … a lot. That inquisitive nature has taken Dierking from the family farm to a career in water resources engineering with a major engineering consulting firm. Dierking, an IIHR alumnus and a member of the institute’s Advisory Board, says […]

Kara Prior: For the Love of Discovery

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Kara Prior sat on the edge of her chair in a classroom in Nanjing, straining to catch every word the instructor uttered in Chinese. Although she had come to China with relatively strong language skills, taking classes in Chinese was proving to be a real challenge. Prior, who was used to being a good student […]

George Constantinescu: Rivers Run in the Family

Posted on May 20th, 2014

George Constantinescu relaxes at an outdoor table on the sidewalk in Paris, sipping a cup of espresso as he browses through a book on modern art. Before long, he’ll be off to a favorite art museum. Paris feels almost like a second home, Constantinescu says. He spent a year there after graduating from the Technical […]

Teresa Gaffey: Transformations

Posted on May 20th, 2014

When Teresa Gaffey was a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, she studied something known as the “foot-in-the-door” technique. Just like it sounds, this persuasion strategy begins with a request for something small and insignificant. After an initial “yes,” it becomes easier and easier to get agreement to larger, more […]

IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber Honored for Faculty Excellence, Conservation

Posted on May 16th, 2014

IIHR Director Larry Weber is one of six University of Iowa faculty selected to receive the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; he and his wife Miechelle were also selected to receive the 2014 Johnson County Heritage Trust Conservation Award.

Going with the Flow

Posted on May 1st, 2014

After six years of researching hydrology at IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center, Associate Research Engineer Ricardo Mantilla will soon begin to teach it.

IIHR Associate Research Engineer Yugo Sanada (left) and graduate student Haitham Elshiekh at the IIHR Wave Basin.

From the River Nile to the IIHR Wave Basin

Posted on January 12th, 2014

Haitham Elshiekh (right) grew up on the banks of the River Nile. Today he spends his time in another body of water — the IIHR Wave Basin.

Fred Stern: Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For 17-year-old Fred Stern, the future looked bright from the deck of a sailboat racing across the waters of Lake Ontario. The young man from Syracuse, N.Y., took advantage of his home’s close proximity to the Great Lakes to spend every moment he could sailing. With a small push from his father, Stern channeled his […]

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 […]

Working the Numbers

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini, the flood that struck Iowa City in 2008 led him to a new interest in extreme weather events. The flood also affected him in a more personal way. The rising waters hit just as he was preparing for his PhD defense, and all university buildings were closed. He […]

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