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Office: 107C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 384-0596


Email:
gabriele-villarini@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.gabrielevillarini.com/

Research Areas
Hydrometeorology
Climatology
Extreme events
Climate change
Hurricanes
Seasonal forecast
Remote sensing of rainfall
Applied statistics

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Office: 323A Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6061


Email:
antonio-arenasamado@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Fish passage design
Physically-based watershed simulations
Total dissolved gas modeling

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Office: S316 College of Public Health Building


Phone: 319) 384-4008


Email:
kelly-k-baker@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Occupational and environmental health

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Office: 209 TH


Phone: (319) 335-1831


Email:
abettis@iowa.uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Reconstruction of past landscapes and environments using data from physical and geochemical studies of deposits and soils
Documenting rates of dust flux during the last glacial period
Understanding conditions controlling the peopling of Southeast Asia by hominins
Landscape-scale geoarchaeology
Restoration strategies for rivers and streams

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Office: 523A Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6117


Email:
allen-bradley@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Hydrology
Hydroclimatology
Watershed modeling

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Office: 323B Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 335-5224


Email:
james-h-buchholz@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/jbuchholz/

Research Areas
Unsteady aerodynamics of biologically-inspired underwater and aerial vehicles
Urban microclimate and transport phenomena
Cardiovascular fluid mechanics.

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Office: 223D Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6381


Email:
pablo-carrica@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Multiphase flow
Computational fluid dynamics
Boiling and heat transfer

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Office: SH: 241


Phone: (319) 335-2849


Email:
kung-sik-chan@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Statistics and actuarial science

Jiwoong Choi

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 2428 Seamans Center


Phone: 384-0933


Email:
jiwoong-choi@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Numerical Simulation of Human Respiratory Flow. Projects: NIH/BRP

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Office: 323C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 384-0630


Email:
george-constantinescu@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/gconstantinescu/

Research Areas
Computational fluid dynamics
River mechanics
Turbulence
Hydraulics

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Office: 4136 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-1401


Email:
david-cwiertny@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Pollutant fate and transport
Water and watershed treatment

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Office: W339 Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building (AJB)


Phone: 319) 335-3360


Email:
kajsa-dalrymple@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
The intersection between science, strategic communication, and public policy

Carrie Davis

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 105 Iowa Geological Survey (OIGS, Oakdale)


Phone: (319) 335-1571


Email:
caroline-davis@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Water quality
Biogeophysics

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Office: 314 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-5780


Email:
ibrahim-demir@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://myweb.uiowa.edu/demir/

Research Areas
Environmental information systems
Data informatics
Scientific visualization
Data management
Web-based systems

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Office: 35a Trowbridge Hall (TH)


Phone: (319) 335-0822


Email:
jeffrey-dorale@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://geoscience.clas.uiowa.edu/people/faculty/regular-faculty/jeffrey-a-dorale/

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology
Paleoecology
Global change
The use of isotopic and elemental tracers and chronometers to reconstruct past environmental conditions

Bill Eichinger

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


William D. Ashton Professor of Civil Engineering

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Office: 523E Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 335-6034


Email:
william-eichinger@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Atmospheric physics
Remote sensing

Tori Forbes

Associate Professor

Chemistry


Associate Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: W374 Chemistry Building (CB)


Phone: 319) 384-1320


Email:
tori-forbes@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.chem.uiowa.edu/people/tori-z-forbes

Research Areas
Synthesis and characterization of novel actinide-based nanotubes and molecular clusters
X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques
Transport and mobility of nuclear materials in aqueous environmental systems
Radiochemistry

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Office: 223F Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Email:
casey-harwood@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: https://prism.iihr.uiowa.edu/uploads/people/2017/01/694_cmharwood_CV_011017.pdf

Keri Hornbuckle

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Associate Dean

College of Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

Donald E. Bently Professorship in Engineering

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Office: 4126 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 384-0789


Email:
keri-hornbuckle@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://research.engineering.uiowa.edu/hornbuckle/

Research Areas
Cycling of organic contaminants in the Great Lakes
Air pollution
Environmental engineering

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Office: 332 Trowbridge Hall (TH)


Phone: 319) 335-0589


Email:
christopher-s-jones@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/cjones/sample-page/

Research Areas
Water Quality and Agriculture
Water Monitoring
Nutrient and Sediment Transport

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Office: 4111 Seamans Center


Phone: 335-5051


Email:
craig-just@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.craigjust.org/

Research Areas
Use of sensors to measure water quality at rapid intervals
Use of mussels as living biosensors
Fate of pharmaceuticals in non-conventional wastewater treatment systems
Human exposure to PCBs resulting from industrial dredging operations

Witek Krajewski

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


Director

Iowa Flood Center

Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering

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Office: 523D Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 335-5231


Email:
witold-krajewski@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/wkrajewski/

Research Areas
Hydrometeorology
Remote sensing
Water resources systems

Anton Kruger

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow of Engineering

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Office: 523C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6287


Email:
anton-kruger@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://old.iihr.uiowa.edu/~hml/people/kruger/

Research Areas
Hydrometeorology instrumentation
Particle image velocimetry and image processing
Visualization and management of large geographic datasets

Drew Latta

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 4105 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5646


Email:
drew-latta@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Aquatic redox reactions
Fate and transport of groundwater contaminants
Geochemistry of major and trace metals

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Office: 4106 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5655


Email:
gregory-lefevre@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: https://s-iihr34.iihr.uiowa.edu/administration/uploads/people/2016/07/298_lefevre_cv-2pg.pdf

Research Areas
Fundamental mechanisms related to the microbial and vegetative biotransformation of emerging contaminants in aquatic environments.

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Office: 221 Institute for Rural and Environmental Health (IREH)


Phone: 319) 335-4310


Email:
hans-joachim-lehmler@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/people/hans-joachim-lehmler/

Research Areas
Disposition and metabolism of chiral environmental contaminants
Toxicity of perfluorinated surfactants
Interaction of fluorinated materials with biological lipid assemblies
Synthesis of halogenated POPs and their metabolites

Jiajia Li

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 223B-1 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Email:
jiajia-li@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Ship dynamics
Two-phase flows

Ching-long Lin

Professor

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


Edward M. Mielnik and Samuel L. Harding Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Office: 2406 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5673


Email:
ching-long-lin@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://css.engineering.uiowa.edu/~ching/

Research Areas
Level-set simulation of two-phase flow
Free-surface turbulence
Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of liquid-gas
Liquid-liquid and fluid-solid interactions for microfluidics
Four-dimensional assimilation of atmospheric LiDAR data
Pulmonary flow

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Office: 523B Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-5941


Email:
ricardo-mantilla@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Surface hydrology
River networks

Rachel Marek

Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 4105 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5585


Email:
rachel-f-marek@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
PCB's

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Office: 323E Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6168


Email:
corey-markfort@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/efre

Research Areas
Environmental fluid mechanics
Turbulence
Atmospheric boundary layer
Renewable energy and wind engineering
Biosphere-atmopshere exchange
Physical limnology

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Office: 223-3 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6022


Email:
juan-martin@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
CFD
EFD

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Office: 4105 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-6454


Email:
andres-martinez@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Environmental contaminant fate and transport modeling
Emphasis on analyzing and simulating the behavior of organic pollutants in urban, remote, and industrial areas

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Office: 4112 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5065


Email:
tim-mattes@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/faculty-staff/timothy-e-mattes

Research Areas
Environmental biotechnology
Oxidative biocatalysis
Evolution of microbial biodegradation pathways
Application of genomics and proteomics techniques in the study of environmentally relevant microbial communities

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Office: 302 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 384-0624


Email:
marian-muste@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/mmuste/

Research Areas
Experimental methods in hydraulics and fluid mechanics
Sediment transport
Environmental fluid mechanics
Engineering education

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Office: 2 Hydraulics Wind Tunnel Annex (HWTA)


Phone: (319) 384-2918


Email:
james-niemeier@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Water quality
Nutrient fate and transport
Biogeophysics
Near-surface environmental geophysics

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Office: 4114 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5213


Email:
jacob-odgaard@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/jodgaard/

Research Areas
Hydraulic engineering
Hydraulic structures
Hydraulic modeling
Hydroinformatics
Environmental fluid mechanics
River engineering
River mechanics
Sediment management in rivers
Iowa vanes
Streambank erosion protection
Fish passage facilities

Elise Pizzi

Assistant Professor

Political Science


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Office: 321 Schaeffer Hall (SH)


Phone: (319) 335-2360


Email:
elise-pizzi@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.elisepizzi.com/

Research Areas
Water Sustainability Initiative

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Office: 310 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 335-6393


Email:
marcela-politano@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/totaldissolvedgas/

Research Areas
Total dissolved gas modeling
Two-phase flow modeling
Numerical modeling of hydraulic transients
Particle tracking and dispersion
Heat and mass transfer
Computational fluid dynamics

Nirmal Rai

Assistant Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: SC: 3131


Email:
nirmalkumar-rai@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Computational mechanics

Yugo Sanada

Associate Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: SHL:


Phone: (319) 467-4572


Email:
yugo-sanada@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Ship hydrodynamics

Michelle Scherer

Professor and DEO

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


Donald E. Bently Professorship in Engineering

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Office: 4105 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5654


Email:
michelle-scherer@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/faculty-staff/michelle-m-scherer

Research Areas
Fundamental and practical aspects of chemical contamination of aquatic environments
Heterogeneous processes occurring in both natural and engineered systems, including surface redox reactions and adsorption/complexation phenomena
Understanding and modeling the kinetics of transformation reactions at the mineral-water interface

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Office: 340A Trowbridge Hall (TH)


Phone: 319) 335-1422


Email:
keith-schilling@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Hydrogeology
Nonpoint source pollution

Jerry Schnoor

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering

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Office: 4112 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5649


Email:
jerald-schnoor@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/cee/faculty-staff/jerald-l-schnoor

Research Areas
Water quality, phytoremediation, and climate change

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Office: 310 Jessup Hall (JH)


Email:
silvia-secchi@uiowa.edu


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Office: 4016 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 335-5947


Email:
ananya-sengupta@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/ece/faculty-staff/ananya-sen-gupta

Research Areas
Shallow water acoustic channel estimation and tracking
Interference mitigation in multi-user detection and equalization

Bongchul Seo

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 323D Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 384-2041


Email:
bongchul-seo@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Radar hydrology
Rainfall uncertainties

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Office: 4122 Seamans Center


Phone: 335-1399


Email:
charles-stanier@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Laboratory investigation and field sampling of air pollution, particularly of aerosol particles
Computation simulations to elucidate questions of atmospheric, aerosol chemistry, and the health effects of airborne contaminants

Fred Stern

Professor

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


George D. Ashton Professor of Hydroscience and Engineering

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Office: 223C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: 335-5215


Email:
frederick-stern@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
6DOF viscous ship hydrodynamics
High performance, multi-criteria CFD-based optimization for ship design
Towing tank maneuvering test flow-map measurement system
Integration of simulation technology into undergraduate engineering courses and laboratories

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Office: 302 Jessup Hall (JH)


Phone: 319) 335-0259


Email:
eric-tate@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Development of social vulnerability and resilience indicators
Assessment of uncertainty and sensitivity in geospatial models
GIS modeling in support of local and regional flood hazard mitigation

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Office: 2408 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 384-0832


Email:
hs-kumar@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Numerical methods to materials processing
Biofluid mechanics
Elasto-plastic wave propagation in impacting media
Fluid-structure Interactions
Advanced numerical schemes for moving boundary problems

Sarah Vigmostad

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Assistant Research Engineer

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 1420 Seamans Center


Phone: (319) 384-2008


Email:
sarah-vigmostad@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Computational fluid mechanics
Cardiovascular biomechanics
Multiscale modeling
Fluid-structure Interactions
Coronary blood flow dynamics
Heart valve mechanics
Cardiovascular implant design and analysis
RBC dynamics for analysis of blood damage
Vocal cord dynamics

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Office: 223E Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-6293


Email:
zhaoyuan-wang@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
CFD
Free surface and interfacial flows
VOF and level set methods
Free surface tracking and surface tension modeling

Larry Weber

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Executive Associate Dean

College of Engineering


Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics

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Office: 306 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-5597


Email:
larry-weber@uiowa.edu


Personal Website/Resume: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/lweber/

Research Areas
Fish passage facilities
Physical modeling
River hydraulics
Hydropower
Computational hydraulics
Ice mechanics
Water quality
Watershed processes

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Office: 217 Trowbridge Hall (TH)


Phone: 335-5272


Email:
frank-weirich@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Geomorphology and related hydrologic processes
Sediment transport and reservoir sedimentation
Watershed response to environmental changes

Hyunse Yoon

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 223-4 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 335-5580


Email:
hyun-se-yoon@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Ship hydrodynamics

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Office: 423C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Phone: (319) 384-1732


Email:
nathan-young@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Ecohydraulics
Field measurements
Freshwater mussel habitats

Wei Zhang

Assistant Research Scientist

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering


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Office: 323-3 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Email:
wei-zhang-3@uiowa.edu


Research Areas
Tropical Cyclone
Climate Modeling

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