Rebecca Autenried – University of Iowa
The Role of Insulin Signaling in Pressure-Overload Heart Disease
Demands on the heart can change in response to high blood pressure, damage from ischemic heart attack, and zero-gravity space travel. Read more.
Stuart Barkley – Iowa State University
Microwave Plasma Control of Composite Solid Propellant
Several control strategies exist to throttle and extinguish solid propellant combustion, including pintle nozzles and electrically throttleable propellants. Read more.
Andrew Bodling – Iowa State University
Numerical Investigations of Bio-Inspired Blade Designs
Noise generated from wind turbines and jet engines can be a real nuisance to anyone living nearby them and is a serious issue to address to allow people residing near them to accept their presence. Read more.
Anh-Vu Do – University of Iowa
Fabricating and Evaluating the Functionality of 3D Printed Devices for Controlled Drug Delivery for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Vaccination
Controlled drug delivery systems have been utilized to enhance the therapeutic effects of many current drugs by effectively delivering drugs in a time-dependent manner. Read more.
Sarah Gerard – University of Iowa
Improving Radiotherapy Treatment Through Functional and Structural Analysis of 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Datasets
My project aims at improving radiation therapy treatment for lung cancer patients by better understanding the functional and structural response of the lung tissue to ionizing radiation. Read more.
Nathaniel Kingry – Iowa State University
Mission Planning for Solar-Powered Robotic Networks
Unmanned vehicles have demonstrated particular aptitude over their manned counterparts in a variety of applications, such as surveillance and reconnaissance, sensing and mapping, and cargo hauling. Read more.
Kayley Lain – University of Iowa
Predicting Resource Availability and Evaluating Outcomes of Miscanthus Bioenergy Grass
Miscanthus is a highly productive and efficient bioenergy crop gaining popularity in the Midwest United States as a mitigation measure for climate change, energy insecurity, and agricultural pollution. Read more.
Rebecca Mattson – University of Iowa
Nitrogen Transformations in a Small Town Iowa Wastewater Treatment Bioreactor
Ammonia reduction prior to discharge of treated wastewater protects fish and other aquatic organisms in Iowa’s waterways. Read more.
Jill Neeley – Iowa State University
Calibrating the extragalactic distance scale with RR Lyrae stars
My work focuses on the calibration of mid-infrared RR Lyrae (RRL) period-luminosity (PL) relations and their dependence on metallicity. Read more.
Rainie Nelson – Iowa State University
Solution-Based Synthesis of Lead-Free Perovskite Nanomaterials
Perovskite solar cells have experienced rapid advancement in recent years. The typical material, methylammonium lead iodide, possesses high power conversion efficiency but poor stability upon exposure to humidity. Read more.
Maurice Payne – University of Iowa
Exploring the Properties of Metal-Organic Hybrid Materials
At the University of Iowa, I am working in the chemistry department under professor Tori Forbes synthesizing and characterizing hybrid metal-organic materials. Read more.
Bryan Stressler – University of Iowa
Characterizing Static Stress Changes in Subduction Zone Environments: Limitations from Onshore Geodetic Observations
Coulomb stress change is a metric that is frequently used to investigate potential earthquake-triggering relationships in a variety of tectonic environments. Read more.
Andrew Thelen – Iowa State University
Efficient design optimization using variable-fidelity optimization
Computational modeling plays a vital role in the aircraft design process. In particular, tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA)
are often used to estimate an aircraft’s aerodynamic performance and structural response. Read more.
Chelsea Velasquez – Iowa State University
Internal Dynamics of Fluidic Actuators for Active Flow Control
Fluidic actuators are used to produce sweeping jets over the control surfaces of aerospace vehicles. The introduction of the jets allows for flow to remain laminar on a surface in conditions where flow separation occurs. Read more.
Christopher Wenger – Iowa State University
A Value Driven Approach to Capture Unintended Consequences Impacting Ares 1’s Mission Success
On November 9th 2009 NASA test launched Ares 1 –X, a prototype vehicle intended to transport astronauts into orbit on a planned mission to mars. Read more.
Kasra Zarei – University of Iowa
Automated Image-Based Quantification of Tadpole Swimming Behavior
Through our previous work, we have developed an automated system to record tadpole swimming behavior (mainly focusing on the C-start escape response) using a high-speed imaging apparatus. Read more.