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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 […]

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 […]

Troy Lyons: Bridging the Gap

Posted on March 1st, 2012

“IIHR is the place to be,” says Troy Lyons, IIHR director of engineering services. A University of Iowa alumnus, Lyons earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. “I started out at IIHR in 1998 as a student employee, then became a graduate student, and then was hired as a staff engineer to […]

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 […]

IIHR's four faculty affiliates from the water sustainability cluster hire.

Water Sustainability Faculty Cluster

Posted on February 28th, 2012

The University of Iowa’s cluster hire in water sustainability is designed to address one complex issue that affects every man, woman, and child on the planet: access to clean water. Four IIHR affiliates are part of the cluster.

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, […]

September / October / November / December 2011

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Marian Muste and Connie Mutel  have received the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award Muste and Mutel are two of six UI staff members selected for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to their institutions as well as to the State of Iowa. This is the second time Mutel has won the Regents Staff Excellence Award. She […]

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 […]

Making a Difference in Water Quality

Posted on December 15th, 2011

IIHR alumnus J.V. Loperfido now works with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., on a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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