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Three men pose in front of a river. They are (left to right) Jacob Odgaard, Rex Elder, and Larry Weber.

In Memoriam: Rex Elder

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

IIHR lost a great friend and colleague when Rex Elder died on Feb. 24, 2018, at the remarkable age of 100.

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Carderock, IIHR Sign Education Partnership

Posted on March 30th, 2018

IIHR is part of a new Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.

Professional head shot photo of Kwan Rim.

In Memoriam: Kwan Rim

Posted on March 6th, 2018

Kwan Rim, professor emeritus and pioneer of one of America’s first biomedical engineering educational programs, died March 4 in South Korea.

Photo of Gabriele Villarini smiling.

Villarini Named Next Director of IIHR

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

IIHR alumnus Gabriele Villarini has been appointed to lead IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering as its next director.

Headshots of Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini

The Climate Forces Behind Atmospheric Rivers

Posted on January 17th, 2018

IIHR’s Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the important role of atmospheric rivers in predicting storm development and landfall.

Ibrahim Demir at his computer.

Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant

Posted on December 11th, 2017

The Iowa Flood Center’s Ibrahim Demir has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program.

Marian Muste poses with textbooks.

Muste Publishes Hydraulics Textbook

Posted on October 6th, 2017

With contributions from some of the world’s leading hydraulics experts, IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste has co-authored a two-volume textbook about experimental hydraulics.

Professional headshot of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gabriele Villarini, who was recently appointed director of IIHR.

Villarini to Serve as IIHR Director

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Meet Gabriele Villarini, the new director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.

Head shot of IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber to Step Down as IIHR Director

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Larry Weber has announced that he will step down as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Gabriele Villarini will serve as interim director.

Several men in a canoe pull a muddy tire out of a river.

Getting Muddy with Friends

Posted on August 13th, 2017

IIHR and Iowa Flood Center staff and students participated in Project AWARE, an annual week-long canoe-based river clean-up project, to help clean the Upper Cedar River for a day.

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