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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.

Mussels Serve as Water-Quality Sensors

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Why would a mollusk wear a backpack? For decades, IIHR has had a love affair with the freshwater mussel. Once students dig their first mussel from the Mississippi River mud, they are hooked. IIHR researchers have led countless mussel-based research projects, including efforts to re-establish endangered species in Midwestern rivers. At LACMRERS, a display of […]

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.

A new video produced by CGRER explores how research conducted by IIHR PhD student Seyed Mohammad Hajimirzaie (“Haji”) focuses on the flow structures around obstacles in rivers and steep mountain streams, such as mussels.

New Developments: Flow Structures around Mussels

Posted on November 13th, 2012

A new video produced by CGRER explores how research conducted by IIHR PhD student Seyed Mohammad Hajimirzaie (“Haji”) focuses on the flow structures around obstacles (such as mussels) in rivers and steep mountain streams.

Anton Kruger: How Stuff Works

Posted on March 1st, 2012

As a boy, Anton Kruger couldn’t resist dismantling his toys to find out how they worked. “Nothing was safe when I was around,” he admits. “My mom used to buy us these little wind-up toys. It wasn’t 10 minutes before I would open them and break them to see all the gears and such.” Kruger […]

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