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Beda Luitel: Finding a Way

Posted on April 6th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss In 2009, Beda Luitel left a refugee camp in Nepal with his family, headed for Boise, Idaho. They had spent a total of 18 years in the camp, between their deportation from Bhutan and their resettlement in the western United States. After living in the camp for seven years, Luitel and his […]

Gabriele Villarini on scooter

Villarini Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Posted on April 17th, 2014

IIHR’s Gabriele Villarini was awarded a 2014 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. He will receive more than $500,000 in grant money over the next five years.

IIHR Assistant Research Scientist Chris Wilson (left) and graduate student Ben Abban are part of a team conducting field studies of soil carbon under different land uses.

Researchers Study Human Impact on Land

Posted on March 10th, 2014

How have more than 100 years of agriculture have affected the Midwestern landscape? IIHR researchers are part of a $4.9 million grant to study changes to the “critical zone,” from the treetops to the bedrock.

Tim Mattes says there is great interest in new methods to clean up PCEs and TCEs in the groundwater.

Cleaning Up Groundwater Contaminants

Posted on November 13th, 2013

IIHR Associate Research Engineer Tim Mattes is exploring the use of micro-organisms to transform vinyl chlorides in the groundwater into an environmentally benign product.

Wind Energy Research

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Overcoming the challenges of wind energy, and learning how to make it safe and efficient Can wind energy provide 20 percent of U.S. electricity needs by 2030? That’s the goal set by U.S. Department of Energy in 2007. More than five years later, a great many questions still need to be answered to make wind […]

Wind Energy: Power for the 21st Century

Posted on June 4th, 2013

IIHR’s James Buchholz is helping make Iowa a major player in energy-related research by focusing on wind turbine blade reliability and performance.

September / October / November / December 2011

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Marian Muste and Connie Mutel  have received the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award Muste and Mutel are two of six UI staff members selected for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to their institutions as well as to the State of Iowa. This is the second time Mutel has won the Regents Staff Excellence Award. She […]

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