Latest Research News

Miles named PI of TRACERS Mission

Monday, September 25, 2023
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy David Miles has been named Principal Investigator of the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) Mission following the death of Craig Kletzing in August. In 2019, a team led by Kletzing won a $115 million contract from NASA for TRACERS, the single largest externally funded research project in University of Iowa history.

Language recognition is as much about brains as it is about hearing

Friday, September 22, 2023
University of Iowa researchers have learned that how efficiently people recognize spoken words depends as much on the mind’s working as on hearing. In a new study, the researchers examined how well adults across the life span process spoken language.

UI professor named math society fellow

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
University of Iowa professor has been named a fellow at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

College of Pharmacy associate professor receives NIH grant

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
A University of Iowa associate professor was awarded a grant to study the behavior of proteins, research that could be used for developing protein drug products.

UI seeks more flexibility for leasing, selling land at UI Research Park

Thursday, June 8, 2023
The University of Iowa is asking the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to bolster the appeal of the UI Research Park to biotech and medical research firms by allowing more flexible terms for securing land on which they build.

Graduate student earns prestigious NIH award

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Valeria Cota is a first-generation college student in the College of Pharmacy who's a recipient of a three-year National Institutes of Health Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral F31 Fellowship — an extremely prestigious award.

UI Carver College of Medicine lands $28 million grant to take clinical research out into rural communities

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has received a seven-year, $28 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant is focused on extending the reach and benefit of clinical and translational research into communities across Iowa by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration across the university and the state. 

Folland awarded NSF grant to study photonics in crystals

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Tom Folland a $604,691 grant for a project that will determine how certain classes of crystals can be used to control both direction, and orientation of light waves. These materials can form a key part of creating advanced optical technologies including laser imaging, optical biosensors, and quantum optics.