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Modernizing London’s Sewers

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

As rain pours down onto a London street, umbrellas pop open and pedestrians scatter. Small fast-moving rivers race down the street, eventually flowing into sewers beneath the city. The storm runoff quickly overtaxes the Victorian-era combined sewer system, parts of which are the “lost rivers of London” that were covered over as the city grew. […]

The IIHR Dropshaft Solution

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

by Cornelia F. Mutel IIHR director Jack Kennedy sat at the large oak table in his office, flanked by four of IIHR’s research engineers: Subhash Jain, Rob Ettema, Jacob Odgaard, and Tatsuaki Nakato. The large number of IIHR consultants was meant to impress the representatives of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) who sat across […]

Members of the Thames Tideway Tunnel team near one of the models constructed at IIHR for this project. Andrew Craig (second from left), Jacob Odgaard (center, in red shirt), and Troy Lyons (right) lead the IIHR team.

IIHR Researchers Receive ASCE Hydraulic Prize

Posted on January 8th, 2015

Three IIHR researchers have been selected to receive ASCE’s Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for their journal publication on the Thames Tideway Tunnels project.

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.

Teresa Gaffey: Transformations

Posted on May 20th, 2014

When Teresa Gaffey was a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, she studied something known as the “foot-in-the-door” technique. Just like it sounds, this persuasion strategy begins with a request for something small and insignificant. After an initial “yes,” it becomes easier and easier to get agreement to larger, more […]

Jacob Odgaard: Making an Impact

Posted on November 13th, 2013

One phone call has been known to change history. For IIHR Research Engineer Jacob Odgaard, such a call changed his life. Odgaard was traveling worldwide through his work for the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI), and these travels brought him to Cal Tech, where he had been invited to present a seminar. Then-IIHR Director Jack Kennedy […]

Ali Reza Firoozfar: The Experimentalist

Posted on November 13th, 2013

While studying for his master’s degree in Iran, Ali Reza Firoozfar discovered an article by IIHR’s Jacob Odgaard. For Firoozfar, reading that article was a turning point. From that day on, he dedicated himself to achieving his ambition of earning a PhD at IIHR. “That was my dream,” he says. “Nothing can satisfy me except […]

IIHR engineer receives contract for Abu Dhabi project

Posted on May 7th, 2010

Abu Dhabi, among the world’s wealthiest cities, is the site of a $413,538 project by Troy Lyons (photo, right), staff engineer in the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering research unit.

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