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Prof. Al Ratner teaching a class

Student scientists find 'sweet spot' of research opportunities at University of Iowa

Access to lab space and equipment, freedom to research diverse topics, and faculty mentorship gave former University of Iowa student scientists from the Ratner Research Group a leg up as they’ve taken opportunities across the country. At Iowa, research students find a “sweet spot" of opportunities between large and small programs.
Gurjap Singh holding his Student Innovator Award

Bhama-Ratner Lab researcher Singh receives Student Innovator Award

Gurjap Singh, a PhD candidate in the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received a 2018 Student Innovator Award from the UI's Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).
Portrait of Al Ratner

Ratner presents research at EPSCoR Iowa Capitol visit

Al Ratner, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, presented his team's research on biomass gasification at a February 1 legislative reception at the State Capitol in Des Moines, IA. The reception was held in recognition of the completion of a state-wide grant from Iowa NSF EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).