Recent Research and Grant Awards

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a powerhouse of research, discovery, and creativity. That is reflected in the grants our faculty receive as they work to advance scholarship in their areas of study.

Help us congratulate the following faculty on their recent research and grant awards. 


September 2022

Mark Blumberg, Psychological and Brain Sciences, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $629.875 

Casey DeRoo, Physics and Astronomy, American Physical Society, $45,000

Wayne Polyzou, Physics and Astronomy, Department of Energy, $100,000


August 2022

Lori Adams, Biology, UI Office of the Vice President for Research, $500,000*

Keith Baxelbaum, Psychology and Brain Sciences, Foundation in Learning Inc., $44,293

Josep Comeron, BiologyUI Office of the Vice President for Research, $500,000*

Bradley Cramer, Earth and Environmental Science,National Science Foundation, $998,374

Emily Finzel, Earth and Environmental Science, National Science Foundation, $201,403

Emily Finzel, Earth and Environmental Science, National Science Foundation, $461,650

Mary Hall Reno, Physics and Astronomy, NASA, $63,635

David Hartley, Physics and Astronomy, NASA, $34,381

Julia Kleinschmit, School of Social Work, UI Office of Vice President for Research, $5,000

Caglar Koylu, Geographic and Sustainability Sciences, National Science Foundation, $477,000

Anna Malkova, Biology, Department of Health and Human Services, $306,459

Hayley O’Malley, Cinematic Arts, UI Office of Vice President for Research, $5,000

Veena Prahlad, BiologyUI Office of the Vice President for Research, $500,000*

Tianbao Yang, Computer Science, General Motors, $19,970

Tianbao Yang, Computer Science, National Science Foundation, $193,133

*This is an interdisciplinary team that is sharing the $500,000 grant. 


July 2022

Lucas CarrHealth and Human Physiology, Fraternal Order of Eagles, $2,500

Inyong Choi, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Samsung Corporation, $75,270

Casey DeRoo, Physics and Astronomy, NASA, $45,000

Keri HoadleyPhysics and Astronomy, NASA, $70,812

Allison Jaynes, Physics and Astronomy, National Science Foundation, $586,504

Guanpeng Li, Computer Science, National Science Foundation, $350,000

Lou Messerle, Chemistry, Department of Energy, $162,676

Sara Mitchell, Political Science, National Science Foundation, $186,767

J. Garrett Morris, Computer Science, National Science Foundation, $117,345

Gary PierceHealth and Human Physiology, American Heart Association, $99,998

Emily Rogers, Health and Human Physiology, American College of Sports Medicine, $5,000

Frederick Skiff, Physics and AstronomyDepartment of Energy, $220,553

Christopher Stipp, Biology, Department of Defense, $772,480


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