Recent Awards

milna sonka in office

Milan Sonka named to National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Milan Sonka has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on December 7, 2021. He is the third UI faculty member ever named an NAI Fellow.
Larry Weber presenting to a group from North Carolina about the IWA program.

Weber Receives American Water Resources Association Award

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Larry Weber has won the prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management Award, presented by the American Water Resources Association. The award recognizes Weber’s significant contributions to the improvement and transformation of watershed management in Iowa and beyond.
caterina lamuta

UI mechanical engineering professor receives DARPA Young Investigator Award to develop soft robots inspired by cephalopods’ tentacles

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Caterina Lamuta was recently awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new self-morphing, stretchable soft skins (S⁴) for use in underwater vehicles and robots.