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.


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Jun Wang receives Regents Faculty Excellence Award

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The Iowa Board of Regents has selected six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members, including Jun Wang of the College of Engineering, to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
James Ankrum

Ankrum receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Friday, April 19, 2024
James Ankrum, University of Iowa associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was among four selected for the award provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
Chris Knutson

Knutson receives Excellence in Safety Award

Friday, April 19, 2024
The University of Iowa's Laboratory Safety Committee has recognized Chris Knutson, lab director at IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, with the Excellence in Safety Award – Individual Recognition. Knutson manages laboratories for graduate research.


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Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Tuesday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (all day)
Grand River Convention Center
The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference offers innovation, education, inspiration, and collaboration on growing sustainable communities.  Sessions feature presenters with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from federal, state, and local governments, along with business and academic leaders from across the country. In addition to learning sessions, the conference includes two keynote luncheons, mobile workshops, a breakfast plenary session, and more! Stop by the Iowa...

College of Engineering Research Open House Poster Competition

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm
Seamans Center
The annual Research Open House welcomes students, faculty, staff, and the general public to learn about the exciting research going on in the College of Engineering.
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CLIMATE through a Wide Lens

Thursday, April 25, 2024 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Rising seas, toxic rivers, deforestation, smoke-filled air—headlines remind us daily of the local, national, and international impacts of climate change. Join us for a wild pecha kucha ride through the effects of climate change with researchers who also tirelessly seek solutions. World-renowned climate scientist, Jerald Schnoor will open with big picture issues. That will set the stage for artist Isabel Barbuzza’s work on South American lithium salt mines, environmental literary scholar Eric...
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CBE Graduate Seminar: Qing Shao, PhD

Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:00am to 12:15pm
Seamans Center
Qing Shao, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Topic: Integrating Machine Learning and Molecular Simulation for Molecular Understanding and Design Join us for cookies following the seminar in 3210 SC!
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College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, May 12, 2024 12:00pm
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start, please check back for additional information. No tickets required.