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July/August/September 2013

Anton Kruger, was named Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow in Engineering in recognition of his achievements in research and teaching. University of Iowa Engineering graduate Donald E. Bently, a globally recognized authority on rotor dynamics, as well as vibration monitoring and diagnostics, created the fellowship with his gift to the UI Foundation in 2002. The fund establishes a permanent endowment with the annual spendable earnings used to support the college’s academic and research pursuits.


Tori M. Forbes, assistant professor of chemistry and Water Sustainability Initiative member, was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a 2013 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Over the next five years, Forbes will receive $509,244. Forbes received her CAREER award for the project titled “Development of metal-organic nanotubes with unique water transport and storage properties.”


Funding News:

Witold Krajewski was awarded new funding of $30,000 from Iowa State University for “Iowa Daily Erosion Project (IDEP): Second Generation.”

Troy Lyons, Jacob Odgaard, and Andy Craig were awarded supplemental funding of $190,479 from CH2M Hill for “Thames Tunnel — Physical Model Studies-CSO (Ranelagh, Heathwall, King George, Putney).”

Ibrahim Demir was awarded new funding of $16,544 from the University of Central Florida for “Design and Development of UCF CHAMPS Hydrologic Information System.”

David Cwiertny was awarded new funding of $394,746 from the National Science Foundation for “Reversible Photohydration in Diene and Triene Steroids: A Mechanism for Unexpected Persistence of Unique, Biologically Active Steroidal Contaminants.”

Doug Schnoebelen was awarded new funding of $5,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for “Horseshoe Bend Hydrodynamics and Vegetation Modeling.”

Bill Eichinger was awarded supplementary funding of $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for “Analysis of LiDAR and Meteorological Data from around Animal Confinement Buildings.”

Troy Lyons, Andy Craig, and Jacob Odgaard were awarded new funding of $370,000 from DLZ Ohio Inc. for “Physical Modeling of Baffle Drop Structures for the City of Akron, Ohio (II).”

Eric Tate was awarded new funding of $166,840 from the National Science Foundation for “Measuring Social Vulnerability — Reducing Uncertainty and Validating Indicators.”

Ching-Long Lin, Kung-Sik Chan, Eric Hoffman, and John Newell were awarded new funding of $639,180 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for “An Integrative Statistics-Guided Image-Based Multi-Scale Lung Model.” If funded in full over five years, this project will total $3,384,034.

Gabriele Villarini and Scott Rowe were awarded an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program (IPA) for $27,888 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering to participate in research related to non-stationarity and flood frequency estimation and risk management.

 Marian Muste and George Constantinescu were awarded new funding of $166,566 from the Iowa Department of Transportation for “Mitigation of Sediment at Multi-box Culverts.”

Fred Stern was awarded new funding of $71,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, for “Integrated High-Fidelity CFD/FE FSI Code Development and Benchmark Full-Scale Validation EFD for Slamming Analysis.” If funded in full, this new grant will total $360,000.


IIHR Seminar: 

September 27th  “From Clouds to Observatories: How Cloud Computing Changes the Way We Do Science” Presented by: Kate Keahey, Argonne National Lab

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