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Pablo Carrica: Enjoying the Challenge

Posted on March 1st, 2012

Work is a pleasure for IIHR Research Engineer Pablo Carrica. “I like the challenge of discovery,” he says. “You can try and figure out something that nobody has figured out before.” Carrica, who is also an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, says his education in nuclear engineering is uniquely suited to his work. […]

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 […]

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Posted on March 1st, 2012

IIHR’s students, both graduate and undergraduate, benefit from working with talented and knowledgeable faculty, research engineers, and staff members who never forget that education is a key part of the institute’s mission and vision. Students experience close research collaborations with these dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, who represent several University of Iowa departments. Through these research […]

Tibebu Ayalew: Accidental Engineer

Posted on February 28th, 2012

“My choice to study engineering was accidental,” explains Tibebu Ayalew, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and a research assistant at the Iowa Flood Center at IIHR. Initially, Ayalew sought to emulate a high school biology teacher in his native Ethiopia, who inspired his love of science. Like any good mentor, Ayalew’s teacher […]

LACMRERS: Productive Partnerships

Posted on February 27th, 2012

Every day seems to bring a flood of negative environmental news. The problems are so complex, they often seem beyond the scope of what one person can address. IIHR researchers know how challenging the problems can be. That doesn’t stop them, though, and in fact, they believe they knows the key: collaboration. LACMRERS can bring […]

Vertical Elastic LiDAR

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

The vertical elastic LiDAR has the same specifications as the elastic scanning MINI lidar, without the capability for scanning. It is vertically mounted in the rear of the Whale, where it is able to measure vertical profiles of particulates (~1 micron) in the atmospheric boundary layer, either stationary or while in motion.       […]

The Whale

Posted on December 21st, 2011

The Whale serves as transportation to and from experiments for the group, and also as a data collection and analysis facility for our LiDAR systems. Bill Eichinger originally used the mobile lab while working at Los Alamos Laboratory. Since then, the vehicle has been stripped down to its “bones” and has been custom rebuilt entirely […]

LiDAR Instrumentation

Posted on December 15th, 2011

Team LiDAR at the University of Iowa has a number of instruments typically used during field experiments. In addition to elastic and Raman LiDARs, they have an ammonia sensor, a laser particle sizer, a surface examiner instrument (SExI), rain distrometers, and meteorological equipment. This suite of instruments allows measurement of a wide range of atmospheric […]

Understanding Livestock Emissions

Posted on December 13th, 2011

“I’m not really an engineer,” says IIHR Research Engineer Bill Eichinger. “I graduated from West Point and I knew how to spell ‘engineer,’ so they made me one.” In the army, Eichinger learned the kind of practical engineering that works in a war zone. It’s an attitude he still cultivates today, though he works in […]

LiDAR Studies

Posted on December 12th, 2011

The University of Iowa LiDAR research group focuses on many different aspects (theoretical and experimental) of atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, spanning from the Earth’s surface to the top of the atmospheric boundary layer. This interdisciplinary group within the University of Iowa typically spends the summer collecting LiDAR data throughout the United States, and winters analyzing […]

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