Articles from January 2024

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National expert on PCBs, University of Iowa engineering professor leading research on school exposure

Sunday, January 28, 2024
University of Iowa Engineering Professor Keri Hornbuckle was a key witness in a recent jury trial that led to an $857 million verdict against Monsanto, which manufactured toxic chemicals used for decades in schools and other buildings.
Xuan Song

ISE professor selected for Air Force’s Young Investigator Program

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Xuan Song, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, has been selected for funding by the Department of the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program.
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Scherer demonstrates value of University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Named a distinguished chair in 2021, Michelle Scherer is one of the scholars benefiting from the university’s efforts to support faculty excellence. Scherer, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who is highly regarded for her research in environmental chemistry, says the award has opened many new possibilities for her on campus.
Ken Reichert sits in the half-cab simulator holding the digital gauge cluster

Mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert builds miniSims

Monday, January 22, 2024
University of lowa mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert has worked on building a custom half-cab simulator alongside miniSim team members for the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Lee Award

Korean transportation technology R&D agency honors Lee for outstanding contribution

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored with the outstanding contribution award at the annual meeting of the Korean Transportation Association in America.
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ME PhD student receives Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellowship for air traffic research

Sunday, January 7, 2024
Gage MacLin, a first year University of Iowa PhD candidate studying mechanical engineering, has received a fellowship to support NASA-aligned research through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program.

ECE research could enhance Parkinson’s disease treatment in rural settings

Thursday, January 4, 2024
University of Iowa engineering and neurology researchers are helping developing a faster way to examine cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease patients. Their work has been published in Nature Portfolio’s prestigious Nature Partner Journals (npj) series

Iowa’s long-running drought raises water quality concerns

Monday, January 1, 2024
A University of Iowa engineering professor says extreme drought poses concerns about water quality as well as the water supply. David Cwiertny is a professor of civil and environmental engineering.