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October / November / December 2013

Gabriele Villarini, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and assistant research engineer at IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, will receive the 2014 Editor’s Award from the Journal of Climate at the American Meteorlogical Society Conference February 2-6, 2014, in Atlanta.


Fred Stern’s  new book, Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics, is being published  by Springer Publishing (2014, IX, 318 p. 170 illus., 20 illus. in color). The book provides an assessment of the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop. Stern edited the book with co-editors Lars Larsson and Michel Visonneau.


Michelle Scherer has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Scherer, an IIHR research engineer, is also professor and departmental executive officer of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa. The SAB Environmental Engineering Committee provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator, through the chartered SAB, on risk management technologies to control and prevent pollution.


Funding News:

 Alejandro Castro was awarded new funding of $25,481 from Patagonia for “High-Efficiency Computation of High Reynolds Number Flows for Moving Objects.”

 Troy Lyons and Andy Craig were awarded supplemental funding of $116,000 from Greeley and Hansen LLC for “Hydraulic Physical Model Studies for Drop Structures (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority: Anacostia River Project CSO Facility Plan).”

 Kung-Sik Chan has a new contract for $39,960  with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for  “Statistical Assessment of Phosphorus Data in Iowa Water.”

Troy Lyons, Jacob Odgaard, and Andy Craig were awarded supplemental funding of $243,535 from CH2M Hill for  “Physical Model Studies for Thames Tunnel in London.”

Witold Krajewski has a new contract of $175,000 with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for “IFC Stream-Stage Sensors for Iowa DNR.” This will allow the IFC to construct and deploy 50 more stream-stage sensors across the state.

 Allen Bradley and Mark Wilson were awarded supplemental funding of $10,300 from the Exelon Generation Company LLC for  “CS2 Thermal Model Update and Investigation of the LaSalle Cooling Lake.”

Anton Kruger and Craig Just were awarded new funding of $127,291 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for  “Cybermussel Enhancement.” The total award will be $177,113.


IIHR Seminar:

October 25th From Parkersburg, Iowa to Phil Campbell, Alabama; Joplin, Missouri; Maryville, Indiana; and Moore, Oklahoma — A photographic documentation and volunteer’s perspectives on the power of tornadoes through Tornado Alley of the United States since 2008 Presented by:  Tatsuaki Nakato, Retired – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa

November 1st “Mississippi Hydro Data Collection Program and Collection Techniques” Presented by: Thad Pratt, US Army Corps of Engineers

November 15th  “Environmental Signal Processing: challenges and applications” Presented by: Ananya Sen Gupta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa


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