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.
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.
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).
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.