Department of Physics and Astronomy   University of Iowa    Iowa City  

I am a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa. My research interests are in mainly in radio astronomy, especially using very long baseline interferometry (including the VLBA) to study radio emission from active stars. I have also used Iowa' s WBD receivers on four Cluster spacecraft in VLBI mode to study the Earth's AKR, a naturally occurring radio emission associated with aurora. A detailed description of these programs can be found by clicking on the Research button above.

I have also have an interest in the design and operation of robotic telescopes, especially for use in undergraduate astronomy laboratories. Click on Teaching for all the details, including links  to course Web pages.

Finally, have a look at the Cycling page to check out my ultracycling activities and recent equipment. 


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Email robert-mutel AT
Phone 319-335-1950
Snail mail 706 Van Allen Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City IA 52242