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  • Fred Stern: Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    revolution in engineering Graduate students have been the co developers of CFDShip Iowa since its genesis in the early 1990s Undergraduates also participate Stern says We need to ensure that they re highly trained expert users of tools such as computational fluid dynamics he explains Stern believes an understanding of CFD is a crucial part of a 21st century engineering education Our students need to be exposed to and use simulation technology and computer technology from the get go he says For Stern sharing his expertise with students particularly undergraduates is a passion it s his way of making a difference that will extend for decades into the future Undergraduates are a joy to teach Stern told Iowa Engineer magazine They are so enthusiastic and open to new ideas and approaches Sayyed Maysam Mousaviraad began as one of Stern s students and went on to be a postdoc and now assistant research scientist says that Stern s solid mentoring and dedication has helped shape his research and advance his career He keeps the standards very high which inspires you to face the challenge and meet the expectations Mousaviraad explains The Iowa Paradigm Stern shows no signs of slowing down There s still plenty of work for us to do he says Over the next decade he hopes to build on the monumental strength of the current program based on the Iowa paradigm of integrated computational fluid dynamics experimental fluid dynamics uncertainty analysis and optimization research Of course he won t do it all alone The Iowa program has always depended on the talents and hard work of students both undergraduate and graduate as well as collaborators at IIHR and around the world His vision for the future emphasizes international collaborations and the building block step by step approach focusing on second generation SBD tools supported by physical experiments in IIHR s towing tank flumes and wave basin Stern hopes to mentor his young faculty colleagues at IIHR so they can carry on the ship hydrodynamics program that has been a strength of the institute since Lou Landweber arrived in 1954 Like Landweber Stern has helped build IIHR s unique combination of resources facilities and people which promises an ongoing role for the University of Iowa in the front lines of naval ship design Tags CFDShip Iowa computational fluid dynamics Fred Stern Great Lakes IIHR naval research Ship Hydrodynamics U S Navy UI research University of Iowa Last modified on June 25th 2015 Posted on November 13th 2013 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and

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  • Stephanie Surine: She’s a Rocker – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    protect areas that are particularly vulnerable to groundwater contamination as well as help with flood management Surine uses computer software to create the detailed geological maps The process is challenging and fun although Surine says she sometimes misses the days of drawing the maps by hand She also enjoys fieldwork although IGS staff spend more and more of their time in front of computers Laying the Foundation Surine is a specialist on Quaternary geology which refers to the last 2 6 million years of Earth history and includes everything above the bedrock layers in Iowa The Upper Peninsula native earned a BS in geology at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids Mich and a master s in geoscience at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Surine and her husband Tim have twin 3 year old boys Sam and Chris She says the boys love exploring the natural world It just seems like anything we show them they want to know more about it Surine says Surine is optimistic for the long term future of the IGS as part of IIHR but she knows there will be growing pains We ve got some growing to do Surine says But I think we re all very excited by the prospects of working at the university Tags geology IGS Iowa Geological Survey Lake Superior Quaternary geology STATEMAP Stephanie Surine Last modified on June 29th 2015 Posted on April 6th 2015 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate Studying the Human Costs of Flooding H S Udaykumar The Reluctant Engineer Gabriele Villarini Working the Numbers Mark Wilson What s Not to Like Meet Our Students Tibebu Ayalew Accidental Engineer Ali Reza Firoozfar The Experimentalist Ruben Llamas Success among Friends Beda Luitel Finding a Way Kara Prior For the Love of Discovery Harvest Schroeder The Human Factor Stephanie Then Like a Duck to Water Meet Our Alumni Jim Ashton Turnaround Guy Maria Laura Beninati The Iowa Embrace Paul Dierking The Inquisitive Engineer Scott Hagen Far from the Farm J V Loperfido Going with the Flow Student Organization SIIHR Contact Us Research The Iowa Nutrient Research Center Iowa Geological Survey The IGS Rock Library Water

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  • Eric Tate: Studying the Human Costs of Flooding – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    impacts He believes even a small investment in the social side of flood mitigation could produce a big payout Just a little bit of investment can go a long way After completing his PhD Tate came to the University of Iowa as part of the water sustainability faculty cluster He thinks the multidisciplinary approach is key to solving complex problems In order to solve the really big problems in our society you have to be able to work across disciplines or you can t get holistic solutions As an engineer himself Tate has one big advantage in bridging the gap between engineering and geography he speaks the language Language gaps are real he says and make interdisciplinary work harder Sometimes people are talking about the exact same thing but they just use different terms Tate has found his colleagues at Iowa to be open to new ideas and collaborations There s a real willingness to listen and try to understand these other dimensions he says adding Collaboration goes both ways or multiple directions and I m just as open to trying to understand other disciplinary perspectives I think there s nothing but promise This semester Tate is teaching two new courses He works with both graduate and undergraduate students He loves helping students get to that ah ha moment You can just see it in them the understanding Tate says I love that moment I keep trying to replicate that He and his family are enjoying small town life in Iowa I was kind of worried Tate admits This is the smallest town I ve ever lived in But he says they appreciate Iowa City s funky unique atmosphere and they especially like the freedom their two children have We live in a neighborhood that s just packed with kids Tate says Kids just show up and ask if my children can play They may go off about the neighborhood for hours and I don t feel worried about their safety which is a big change from where I m from Tags Eric Tate flood GIS Hurricane Katrina IIHR University of Iowa Water Sustainability Initiative Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a

    Original URL path: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/blog/2012/06/06/eric-tate-studying-the-human-costs-of-flooding/ (2015-11-11)
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  • H.S. Udaykumar: The Reluctant Engineer – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    of Uday s brain that had been dormant until then For years he had been an engineer who believed that technology could fix the world s problems It became clear to me that it s not technology that fixes problems it s behavior Uday says After his experiences in rural India Uday began to re examine the assumption that technology can be harnessed to save the world No amount of technology we create will solve the world s problems as they stand today he says When you start questioning your fundamental assumptions then you re in trouble he says Making a Difference Uday is trying to figure out how to leverage his role as a researcher educator and scholar to influence how society at large thinks and acts on energy choices and policies Meanwhile he is finding ways to make a difference Uday is writing a book on energy and society and working with NGOs to bring about meaningful sustainable changes in rural India He teaches a course on green energy each summer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong He works with students in his Energy Systems class and the UI Power Plant to figure out ways to move the university s power plant toward a more sustainable operation Uday also led a project that developed the Hawkeye Solar Cooker with a group of UI students The cooker uses solar energy to cook food and boil water reducing the need to cut firewood It s just a start but Uday says working with students gives him hope because they are so tuned in to the problems that started him on his odyssey I think younger people have a gut sense that something is not right Uday says Uday s family includes wife Sarah Vigmostad an IIHR assistant research engineer and two daughters Mira 12 and Vidya 5 For Uday the new chapter in his career has been somewhat unexpected I surprise myself all the time he says Tags deforestation H S Udaykumar Hawkeye Solar Cooker India UI engineering Last modified on June 29th 2015 Posted on April 6th 2015 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate Studying the

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  • Working the Numbers – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    of weather or some combination of the two But this complexity has not dimmed Villarini s enthusiasm for studying historical data Before jumping into the future we should try to understand the past Villarini is starting a new project with the U S Army Corps of Engineers USACE to determine how that agency can incorporate climate change into their practice He s excited about this new venture although it presents a difficult problem How do we account for climate change when working on projects that should function for decades Villarini explains He believes this work could have a major impact on many people in the future and that s important to him I do hope my work makes a difference Villarini says by providing information about possible changes in the frequency and magnitude of extreme events resulting in improvements in our adaptation and mitigation strategies Roman Holiday Villarini is a native of Rome Italy and planned a career as a civil engineer in the family construction company Work on his master s thesis introduced him to an area of study that he found fascinating remote sensing and hydrology He decided to pursue a PhD in this area and came to the University of Iowa to work with Witold Krajewski Villarini says Krajewski was a very effective mentor You don t want to let him down so that makes you push even harder Villarini explains Villarini met another person in Iowa City who would dramatically shape his life his wife Amie I decided I was going to propose four months after we started dating Villarini remembers The couple now has a 2 year old daughter Eleonora Iowa City has been very generous with me Villarini says When it comes to education when it comes to personal life ¼ It s no Rome but it s getting there Tags Gabriele Villarini IIHR Iowa Flood Center rainfall U S Army Corps of Engineers UI research weather Witold Krajewski Last modified on June 25th 2015 Posted on November 13th 2013 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate Studying the Human Costs of Flooding H S Udaykumar The Reluctant Engineer Gabriele Villarini Working the

    Original URL path: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/education/meet-our-faculty-and-staff/working-the-numbers/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Mark Wilson: What’s Not to Like? – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    start in electronics and computer programming in orthopedics That was the era of punchcard computing and Wilson remembers that sometimes the cards numbered in the thousands He d sometimes hand off his boxes of punchcards to the computer operators at midnight with a pizza to encourage them to run his massive job The Big Interview After a year as a graduate student in the physics and astronomy department and a stint as a full time employee at the UI Center for Computer Aided Design CCAD Wilson came to IIHR in 1989 He remembers his job interview with IIHR Director Jack Kennedy He asked me some questions that I really didn t want to answer Wilson says Kennedy slapped the table leaned forward and said That s not an answer Wilson got the job anyway Working with Kennedy was interesting Wilson says He talked to everybody He was very interested in what everybody was doing and how they were doing it and how well they were doing it In his 25 years at the institute Wilson has overseen the standardization of data acquisition and the creation of Helium the university s high performance computing cluster With Professor Ching Long Lin Wilson was able to bring together a group of researcher investors willing to contribute money to the project in exchange for access A local user group governs its use and future Wilson says that Helium has been very successful and last year it was joined by Neon a newer version Wilson says he s pleased to see Helium successfully roll over to Neon I think we have a sustainable model he notes I feel like I have the best job in the university Wilson says There are lots of interesting problems What s not to like You have dirt and water and lasers and sand and computers If you re an engineer that s a lot of fun stuff to play with Tags CCAD Ching Long Lin Hunter Rouse IIHR Jack Kennedy Johnson County Landmark Jazz Band Mark Wilson UI engineering UIHC Last modified on June 29th 2015 Posted on April 6th 2015 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate

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  • Tibebu Ayalew: Accidental Engineer – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    Center I am studying how using reservoirs modifies flood frequency or reduces floods Ayalew says Having big reservoirs is not an acceptable practice these days So there is an idea in the flood center that instead of having one big reservoir why don t we have very small reservoirs but distribute many of them across the river basin Demanding coursework and research make for a busy schedule but Ayalew finds a balance and makes it all work I play tennis with friends and spend time with my family and playing with my kid Ayalew is married and has a 10 month old daughter He and his family have taken a liking to Iowa City Ayalew enjoys the welcoming atmosphere of the Midwest and the convenience of the area Upon graduation Ayalew hopes to work as a researcher either at a university or in the government sector He hopes to stay in the United States Here I have the opportunity to contribute something to some of the unsolved problems that exist in hydrology Warm relaxed and dedicated Ayalew is motivated by his desire to serve the greater good to find answers to some of the existing problems and to contribute to society By Amy Dalkoff Tags Amy Dalkoff IIHR Iowa Flood Center Tibebu Ayalew UI research Witold Krajewski Last modified on June 25th 2015 Posted on February 28th 2012 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate Studying the Human Costs of Flooding H S Udaykumar The Reluctant Engineer Gabriele Villarini Working the Numbers Mark Wilson What s Not to Like Meet Our Students Tibebu Ayalew Accidental Engineer Ali Reza Firoozfar The Experimentalist Ruben Llamas Success among Friends Beda Luitel Finding a Way Kara Prior For the Love of Discovery Harvest Schroeder The Human Factor Stephanie Then Like a Duck to Water Meet Our Alumni Jim Ashton Turnaround Guy Maria Laura Beninati The Iowa Embrace Paul Dierking The Inquisitive Engineer Scott Hagen Far from the Farm J V Loperfido Going with the Flow Student Organization SIIHR Contact Us Research The Iowa Nutrient Research Center Iowa Geological Survey The IGS Rock Library Water Sustainability Initiative Water Quality Everyone s Responsibility Water Communication

    Original URL path: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/education/student-profiles/tibebu-ayalew-the-accidental-engineer/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Ali Reza Firoozfar: The Experimentalist – IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering – University of Iowa
    play twice a week when he can Here we are like family Firoozfar says The Experimentalist Firoozfar s PhD research focuses on rock scour or erosion downstream of dams work he is pursuing with his advisors Larry Weber and Thanos Papanicolaou Rock scour is a significant concern primarily for safety reasons It s complicated research he explains because it is impossible to replicate existing rock and scale it down for a model study Firoozfar is experimenting with cohesion material or a mixture of cohesive and non cohesive materials to simulate the properties of rock found in the field As a member of Larry Weber s team Firoozfar is also part of two hydraulic structure projects The first is a large scale laboratory model study of a fish bypass system for juvenile salmon migration at Priest Rapids Dam located on the Columbia River in the state of Washington The team has also undertaken a laboratory model study of the Box Canyon Dam on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington state to investigate the hydrodynamic forces on the gate and gate instability during operation Both of these efforts are very satisfying to Firoozfar because he is at heart an experimentalist I like to work on something I can really feel he explains Numerical models are wonderful robust tools for researchers he adds but for every computational model he believes there should be a physical model They need to be validated Firoozfar explains For Firoozfar IIHR has lived up to the expectations he had when he first dreamed of coming to Iowa I really love the place where I am right now he says He likes the work and the people at IIHR and the community as well He hopes to be able to translate what he has learned into a career that truly makes a difference for others I would like to be helpful to the people Firoozfar says That s the goal I ve always had Tags Ali Firoozfar Columbia River fish passage IIHR Jacob Odgaard Larry Weber Thanos Papanicolaou Last modified on June 29th 2015 Posted on November 13th 2013 Home About Greetings from the Director Fact Page IIHR at a Glance Where is IIHR Communications History IIHR s Historical Studies History Resources Hans Albert Einstein His Life as a Pioneering Engineer Sustainability at IIHR Evolving with the Times Intellectual Connections Worldwide IIHR Alumni Worldwide Archives Films by Hunter Rouse Employment Contact IIHR Webcam Education Graduate Program Admission Assistantships and Fellowships Graduate Student Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities International Perspectives Service Projects Habitat for Humanity s Women Build Project Fluids Lab Meet Our Faculty and Staff Brandon Barquist Talking Shop Pablo Carrica Enjoying the Challenge George Constantinescu Rivers Run in the Family Carrie Davis Playing in the Mud Teresa Gaffey Transformations Anton Kruger How Stuff Works Troy Lyons Bridging the Gap Ricardo Mantilla Going with the Flow Jacob Odgaard Making an Impact Michelle Scherer Solving the Puzzle Fred Stern Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics Stephanie Surine She s a Rocker Eric Tate Studying

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