Kasra Zarei, a senior in biomedical engineering, has received the University of Iowa Student Innovator Award.

The award honors undergraduate and/or graduate students conducting research/scholarly innovation or new technology development that is recognized as highly original work and has led to intellectual property.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development presented the award at its “Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony” April 13. 

The annual event recognizes faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students and mentors who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments to research in their field. Also recognized are faculty and student innovators working to take their research to market as startups, products, and medical treatments.