Articles from 2024

Witold Krajewski poses for a photo

Founding director of Iowa Flood Center retires after 15 years

Sunday, July 14, 2024
Witold Krajewski has retired after serving as director of the Iowa Flood Center since its inception.
A person driving in the National Advanced Driving Simulator

University of Iowa testing drunken driver sensing technology

Thursday, July 11, 2024
The UI Driving Safety Research Institute — home to the National Advanced Driving Simulator — recently landed $2 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to assess how effective new driver monitoring systems might be at determining if someone is driving drunk.
 Lichtenberger Engineering Library

Lichtenberger Engineering Library staff awarded best poster

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Kari Kozak and James Cox, librarians at the University of Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library, were awarded best poster for the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education during the society's annual conference and exposition in June.
Greg Carmichael standing in front of a map of the Earth

CBE professor’s influential air quality model examined

Friday, June 21, 2024
EOS, a leading environmental and space sciences news magazine, published an examination of the history, evolution, and potential for the future of the Sulfur Transport and Deposition Model developed in 1976 by Gregory Carmichael,University of Iowa’s Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
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Hundreds of engineering undergraduates make spring dean's, president's lists

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
The College of Engineering was well represented by undergraduates in the spring 2024 University of Iowa dean's and president's lists.
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Lee to deliver to two keynote addresses this summer

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor, has been invited as a keynote speaker at two premier international conferences in his research field, which focuses on improving sustainability of asphalt pavement.
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Driving Safety Research Institute analyzing new tech to identify alcohol impairment

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute was recently awarded $2 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to analyze the effectiveness of driver monitoring systems on their ability to detect if someone is driving while drunk—specifically, if they are over the legal limit or not.
Qin Dong works in the lab

CEE researchers find corn kernels could help clean up toxic PCB chemicals

Monday, June 10, 2024
University of Iowa researchers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are refining a process of bioremediation in which microbes are used to break down toxic PCB chemicals with the help of corn kernels.
Photo of Keith Schilling standing in front of a body of water

With data centers and drought, Iowa studies aquifers

Friday, May 31, 2024
The Iowa Legislature allocated $250,000 this year for a study of Iowa’s aquifers to make sure they don’t run dry with increased use.
Smokestack emissions in a smoggy sky

An air quality model that is evolving with the times

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The pioneering Sulfur Transport and Deposition Model, initially designed to simulate atmospheric sulfur, continues to find new applications and value in environmental science and policymaking.