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WPU Leaders Speak Series Welcomes Jonathan Claussen from ISU


(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Iowa State University (ISU) Professor, Dr. Jonathan Claussen, will present on Thursday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus as part of the Leaders Speak Series.

Claussen will discuss his research on how agricultural fertilizer run-off, food borne pathogens, spinal cord injuries and late-stage cancer are agricultural and biomedical challenges that create high health and economic tolls throughout society. He will focus on the science and technology behind developing efficient methods to produce sensors, energy harvesters and biotechnology with nanomaterials for solving these important issues, which are currently being studied at The Claussen Lab. Claussen will share how the research being done can be transitioned into commercialized products.

WPU Professor of Industrial Technology, Jim Hoeksema, is interested in learning more about technology’s role in creating meaningful change for society.

“Nanotechnology is impacting almost every aspect of our lives.  The presentation by Dr. Claussen should be an eye-opening experience for us all,” Hoeksema said.


About the Speaker
Dr. Jonathan Claussen is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, and his master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.  His work has been featured in numerous publications.


About Leaders Speak Series
The Leaders Speak Series is an annual initiative that reaches out to the community with diverse leadership-based themes. The 2018–19 series is supported by MidWestOne Bank and has expanded on the theme “Voices,” which aims at bringing in speakers to give voice to societal issues and concerns. The event is free and open to the public. It is also streamed online at:


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Miranda Keeler
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