A fascination with electronic devices and photonics – or the science of light – has led Jacob Sindt down a promising path of research and discovery as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.
Dr. Fatima Toor has been appointed chair of the University of Iowa Research Council, a UI charter committee that meets regularly each semester to advise the vice president for research on matters pertaining to the University's research enterprise.
The Dare to Discover campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa on banners throughout downtown Iowa City. The campaign is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Fatima Toor, a University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Toor Lab, has been appointed to the Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering.
University of Iowa scientists, including Fatima Toor of the Iowa Technology Institute, are part of a team investigating an infrared sensor configuration that can help farmers more efficiently apply crop fertilizer.
UI researchers are investigating the potential of the photosensitizing drug Verteporfin to treat soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas are a rare form of cancer that has traditionally not responded well to chemotherapy and radiation, so researchers say it is important to explore novel treatments.