Feature Stories

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Jacob Sindt featured in Dare to Discover campaign

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.
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ITI Open House showcases research diversity of faculty, staff, and students

The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted a research open house to celebrate the excellence and diversity of research being conducted by faculty, staff, and students.
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Toor honored with Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering

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.
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ITI researching infrared sensors to help farmers apply fertilizer more efficiently

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.
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UI researchers investigating photosensitizing drug to treat soft tissue sarcomas

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.
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Toor discusses novel approach to cancer treatment using lasers on WHO 1040

Fatima Toor shared insights into her experiments using light to treat a rare form of cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma on Iowa AM radio WHO 1040 on April 23.
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UI researchers examine potential for light, photosensitizing agents to treat soft tissue sarcoma

University of Iowa researchers including Fatima Toor, Varun Monga, and Munir Tanas are analyzing the potential of using light and photosensitizing agents – a type of cancer treatment technology called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) – to treat soft tissue sarcoma.
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Iowa public university collaboration leverages NASA data to benefit farming and education

Connecting valuable NASA data and Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).
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Collaboration pays off: Toor, Prineas research could benefit future of electronic devices

Collaboration among University of Iowa experts in engineering, computer modeling, and physics is advancing understanding of what is possible in the next generation of optoelectronic devices, such as high-performance computers, sensors, and photovoltaic cells.
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Fatima Toor recognized as 'Community Champion' by optics and photonics society

Fatima Toor was recognized as a "Community Champion" by a leading scientific community for her involvement throughout 2019 and multiple contributions as an author, guest editor, and associate editor.