DeRoo Group News

Artist's impression of R Aquarii, a symbiotic binary, during an active phase.

Nault Awarded APS's Blewett Fellowship

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
The $45,000 fellowship supports the continued examination of AG Draconis, a complex spectroscopic puzzle with a lot to say about a common endpoint of stellar evolution.
A Prototype Polymer Actuator on a Silicon Wafer

DeRoo Group Award NASA Grant to Study X-ray Active Optics

Monday, August 22, 2022
A new partnership between Washington University in St. Louis and University of Iowa will further the development of thin X-ray optics capable of adjusting their shape following launch.
Jeff Leiberton in front of the Van Allen Observatories

Leiberton Selected as Space Grant Research Scholar

Monday, July 25, 2022
Jeff Leiberton has won $5,000 in support of his multifaceted research with Prof. Casey DeRoo.
Logo of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium

Fasano Selected for Iowa Space Grant Consortium Award

Monday, September 27, 2021
Fasano wins NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship to study UV gratings. Details included in the article.
Spectrum of a black hole, taken with the Chandra X-ray Observatory

DeRoo Awarded NASA APRA Grant to Study Customized X-ray Gratings

Monday, July 12, 2021
Prof. DeRoo awarded a NASA APRA grant for the study of curved X-ray gratings.
Diffraction grating with a 1 micron pitch, made by Cecilia Fasano

Fasano Wins NASA FINESST Fellowship

Monday, June 28, 2021
Cecilia Fasano receives a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award funding her research in the fabrication and testing of astronomical gratings.
An X-ray and optical image of J0541.8-6659

Jeff Leiberton Wins Van Allen Grant

Friday, May 28, 2021
Jeff Leiberton wins a Van Allen Research Grant to study supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Galaxy with X-ray grating overlaid

DeRoo Group Using AI to Identify Astronomical Outliers

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
In an article published in the March 2021 Iowa Magazine, the DeRoo Group was noted as one of several researchers using artificial intelligence to drive discovery. The University of Iowa team is teaching computers to categorize celestial objects on their own, then flag for further examination the phenomena that don't fit into neat categories.
Dustin Swarm Examining a Kohonen Map

Dustin Swarm Named ISGC Graduate Fellow

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Dustin Swarm was named an Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Graduate Research Fellow for 2019 - 2020
Jared Termini Measuring a Grating with an Interferometer

Astrobites Features Termini's Work on Grating Interferometry

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Jared Termini has guest-authored an article for the Astrobites blog, the astro-ph "Reader's Digest."


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