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Researcher on the bank of the Mississippi River.

Destined for the Water

Posted on April 9th, 2015

Danny Moustakidis plays a key role in nutrient research at the University of Iowa, studying soil phosphorus levels in the Turkey Watershed.

IIHR Associate Research Engineer David Cwiertny is also a member of the Water Sustainability Initiative and an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

IIHR Researcher Studies Water Pollution Solutions

Posted on February 26th, 2015

David Cwiertny is researching water quality and wastewater treatment.

In July 2014, floodwaters once again threatened to overtop the Coralville Dam.

Villarini: Midwest Floods More Frequent

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Floods are becoming increasingly more frequent over the Midwest and surrounding states, according to IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini.

A representative from the Office of the State Archaeologist briefly went into the caves and took photos. Photo by Marlin Ingalls

Exploring CR’s ‘Beer Caves’ with Geophysics

Posted on February 8th, 2015

Iowa Geological Survey researchers recently studied the legendary “beer caves” in downtown Cedar Rapids with advanced geophysical technology, (Photo by Marlin Ingalls)

Llamas works with his curved spiral antenna design in the IIHR Wind Tunnel Annex.

Success among Friends

Posted on December 18th, 2014

IIHR research assistant Ruben LLamas helped design a curved spiral antenna for the multidisciplinary freshwater mussel research initiative at the University of Iowa.

IGS Unveils New Version of Geosam

Posted on December 5th, 2014

The Iowa Geological Survey has released a new update of Geosam, Iowa’s geologic site and sample tracking program.

Flooded UI campus

Modeling for Flood Studies

Posted on October 6th, 2014

IIHR Associate Research Engineer George Constantinescu and PhD student Daniel Horna Munoz are working on a 3D model that would provide more accurate flood information, helping to improve the response to rising waters.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel team includes (l to r): Ali Reza Firoozfar, Andy Craig, David Crawford (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Jacob Odgaard, Bernard Woolfe (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Brandon Barquist, Joss Plant (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Stephen Browne, and Troy Lyons.

IIHR Modeling Helps Modernize London’s Sewers

Posted on July 17th, 2014

IIHR is part of a massive effort to modernize London’s sewer system and protect the River Thames.

A stream sensor affixed to the side of a bridge.

New Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors Being Deployed

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Since the Iowa Flood Center’s pilot-program launched in 2010, the original number of stream-stage sensors installed on bridges across the state has more than tripled.

Rachel Marek at work in the lab.

Postdoc Tracks Down PCBs

Posted on February 27th, 2014

IIHR Postdoc Rachel Marek is working to understand the sources, transport, and fate of PCBs, with a special focus on the Great Lakes region.

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