Friday, September 2, 2022
Larry J. Weber portrait, black jacket and blue tie

Read announcement from Dean Nembhard: 

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Larry Weber, the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has has accepted a three-year appointment as director of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering beginning September 1, 2022. As many of you know, Larry served as IIHR director for 13 years before joining the Dean's Office where he served as executive associate dean from 2017-2018.

In his time as IIHR director, Larry expanded IIHR funding significantly, worked in collaboration to establish the Iowa Flood Center and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and integrated the Iowa Geological Survey into the University of Iowa. I am grateful that Larry brings to this role his institutional knowledge, his commitment to research excellence, and his dedication to the IIHR mission and its community. 

Please join me in wishing Larry success as the next director of IIHR. I look forward to working with him as we continue IIHR's excellence for the years and decades to come.  


Harriet B. Nembhard
Dean, College of Engineering
Roy J. Carver Professor of Engineering