2 engineering faculty receive grants

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 16, 2011 7:20 AM

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Two University of Iowa Engineering researchers have received a $280,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study fluid dynamics, according to a press release.

Over the next two years, James Buchholz, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, and Thanos Papanicolaou, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, will study how fluids move around riverine structures, the release said.

All research will be conduced in the UI Hydroscience and Engineering Building using a state-of-the-art laboratory flume.

The researchers said they hope the grant will help them to learn what causes certain water patterns to form and whether obstacles, such as large rocks, are a factor, the release said.

—by Hayley Bruce

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