The College of Engineering is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment.

Our graduates are ethical, globally aware citizens whose work at Iowa and throughout their careers makes the world safer and our use of resources more efficient.

Research Excellence at Iowa Engineering

College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are engaged in research that will improve quality of life and transform our world through engineering for human health, engineering for the environment, and engineering for emerging technologies.

News

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CBE professor’s influential air quality model examined

Friday, June 21, 2024
EOS, a leading environmental and space sciences news magazine, published an examination of the history, evolution, and potential for the future of the Sulfur Transport and Deposition Model developed in 1976 by Gregory Carmichael,University of Iowa’s Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
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Hundreds of engineering undergraduates make spring dean's, president's lists

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
The College of Engineering was well represented by undergraduates in the spring 2024 University of Iowa dean's and president's lists.
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Driving Safety Research Institute analyzing new tech to identify alcohol impairment

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute was recently awarded $2 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to analyze the effectiveness of driver monitoring systems on their ability to detect if someone is driving while drunk—specifically, if they are over the legal limit or not.
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CEE researchers find corn kernels could help clean up toxic PCB chemicals

Monday, June 10, 2024
University of Iowa researchers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are refining a process of bioremediation in which microbes are used to break down toxic PCB chemicals with the help of corn kernels.
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CoE leadership updates announced

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
College of Engineering Dean Ann McKenna provided an update on several administrative transitions and appointments underway this semester. The appointments will become effective on July 1.
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UI Research Foundation forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Monday, May 20, 2024
College of Engineering researchers are among those invited to join the chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.
Rachel Vitali

Vitali's research could improve student career opportunities in U.S. Navy 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Rachel Vitali, mechanical engineering assistant professor, has identified human performance as a new dimension of University of Iowa’s Naval Sciences and Technology certificate.
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From books to baskets: Addi O'Grady and Taylor McCabe balance engineering and basketball

Friday, May 10, 2024
University of Iowa engineering student-athletes Addison “Addi” O’Grady and Taylor McCabe played important minutes for the Iowa women's basketball team that captivated the nation and beyond.
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Reddy honored as a 'Highly Ranked Scholar' in two engineering fields

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Sudhakar M. Reddy, an emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering who joined the University of Iowa College of Engineering in 1966, was named a Highly Ranked Scholar in two categories. Reddy was ranked the No. 10 scholar in computer-aided design and the No. 15 scholar in integrated circuits.
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CEE graduate student recognized for deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership

Monday, April 29, 2024
Alexis Slade, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering, has received the President's Student Leadership Award for showing a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership.

Events

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Behind the Scenes: IEEE Publisher (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Identifying where to publish your research can be a daunting task. Should you write a conference paper, a journal article or both? What happens after you paper is submitted? What is peer review, an ORCID ID, a predatory journal and other publication jargon? In this session, IEEE Client Services Manager Brian Ryckman, will provide insights into publishing with IEEE, including: tips for selecting an appropriate periodical or conference to submit your manuscript, how successful authors structure...
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Public Health Response to Wildfire Smoke in Iowa: What’s in Store for 2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
On Wednesday, July 24, 2024 the Iowa Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy will host a webinar on wildfire smoke in Iowa.
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Iowa Water Conference

Tuesday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 11, 2024 (all day)
The 18th annual Iowa Water Conference will be held on September 10-11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Coralville, Iowa. This year, the conference theme is “Life Depends on Water. Water Depends on You.”  Iowa’s source waters are under ever-increasing stress due to climate change, land use demands, and various contaminants. As water professionals and community members, we all play a part in protecting our source waters. Creating a resilient water cycle is critical and relies on a systems approach...
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 11:00am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Get your questions answered and kick-start your global experience at the University of Iowa fall Study Abroad Fair!
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College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, December 22, 2024 12:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.