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Fact Page (IIHR at a Glance)

  • Lights Outisde the West Door of Stanley Hydraulic LabIIHR is a unit of the University of Iowa College of Engineering
  • IIHR currently enrolls about 100 graduate students:
    • 38 percent MS and 62 percent PhD
    • 64 percent men and 36 percent women
  • IIHR’s current graduate students represent 16 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Nepal, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA
  • IIHR alumni represent countries all over the world
  • About 50 percent are international students
  • Thirty-six faculty members and 44 other research engineers and scientists work with students
  • IIHR Organizational Chart
  • IIHR research is supported by grants and contracts from a wide range of funders, including:
    • State and federal government agencies
    • Nonprofit organizations and foundations
    • Public utility districts
    • Engineering firms
    • Municipalities
  • The first hydraulic lab at the University of Iowa was built in 1920 on the banks of the Iowa River
  • The original lab expanded and grew to became today’s C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL), the heart of the IIHR community
  • UI architect George Horner designed the Stanley Hydraulics Lab, which is a hybrid of Romanesque Revival and Art Moderne architectural styles
  • SHL was renovated in 2002 and renamed to honor 1926 UI engineering alumnus C. Maxwell Stanley
  • In 2000, the American Water Works Association designated the SHL as an American Water Landmark
  • In 2005, the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded the prestigious National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark to SHL
  • IIHR’s facilities include eight annexes, labs, and shops:
  • LACMRERS is the first university-owned research facility on the Mississippi River, offering space for:
    • Education
    • Research
    • Laboratory work
    • Meetings
  • The Iowa Flood Center, founded at IIHR in 2009, is the nation’s first university-based center for study and research related to floods.
  • The Iowa Geological Survey, with a long history dating back to 1855, joined IIHR in 2014 to provide expertise in groundwater modeling, mapping of Iowa’s earth and mineral resources, innovative geophysical skills, and more
  • In 2007, artist Shirley Wyrick created a sculpture for the entrance area of the C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory titled Free Flow. The sculpture comprises a waterfall, three cast bronze watercourses, and detailed relief images of IIHR’s history and research
  • State-of-the-art computing resources support IIHR’s education and research
  • New high-performance computer clusters support large-scale research-related utilizing multiple processors to perform concurrent jobs in parallel, helping to speed up computation
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Posted on June 1st, 2010

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