Bill Bangel PhD student and Xuan Song
Jacqueline Periera da Silva and PPE
ISE Design Studio Competition 2022

Department News

Professor Judy Jin

Dr. Jionghua (Judy) Jin to speak at ISE:5000 graduate seminar

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Join us in welcoming Dr. Jionghua (Judy) Jin, professor within the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, to our graduate seminar. Dr. Jin will present her seminar titled, “Data Fusion Research to Empower Smart Manufacturing,” on Thursday, February 29, from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in 4030 SC. There will be a small reception in 3307 SC from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Xuan Song

ISE professor selected for Air Force’s Young Investigator Program

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Xuan Song, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, has been selected for funding by the Department of the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program.
Professor Udaykumar presents a trophy to Chris Vidmar

Winners announced in 3MT competition

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Graduate students in the University of Iowa College of Engineering competed to see who could most effectively summarize their complex research pursuits in a three-minute soundbite that a non-technical audience could understand.
Prof Starly

Dr. Binil Starly to speak at ISE:5000 graduate seminar

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Join us in welcoming Dr. Binil Starly, professor within the School of Manufacturing Systems & Networks at Arizona State University, to our graduate seminar. Dr. Starly will give his seminar titled, “Cyber-Manufacturing: Delivering Manufacturing Services Over Web 3.0,” on Thursday, November 9, from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in SC3505.
OPL Image

ISE professor draws industry attention for AI-driven mission demo with Lockheed Martin

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Lockheed with University of Iowa Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory completed an artificial intelligence demonstration using two piloted L-29 aircraft in a simulated air-to-ground mission. OPL is lead by Tom "Mach" Schnell, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and OPL chief test pilot.
Chemurgy 2.0 graphic of Iowa with yellow and red sun in the background

CoE faculty play critical role in multi-institutional biomanufacturing project

Thursday, September 7, 2023
A multidisciplinary team of University of Iowa engineering faculty will contribute to a $20 million, multi-institutional project to boost Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing.
Emily Shull PhD Graduation

Recent ISE PhD alum to begin career in driving safety research at NHTSA

Friday, July 21, 2023
Emily Shull recently graduated from the University of Iowa College of Engineering with a PhD in industrial and systems engineering. Soon she will begin her professional career as a general engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Schnell LIFT

OPL helps evaluate LIFT’s new fixed-wing AV 2.2 helmet

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) was among those who evaluated the next generation fixed wing helmet that was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force as the new standard helmet for many of its aircraft.  
Surgical simulator

Improving surgical outcomes: Marcus Tatum's orthopedic biomechanical research

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Marcus Tatum is combining his background in biomedical engineering with new industrial and systems engineering skills to improve surgical outcomes. His work minimizes risk for vulnerable patients by addressing the lack of surgical simulation and developing new imaging technologies.
Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna named College of Engineering dean

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ann F. McKenna, vice dean of strategic advancement at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and professor of engineering in the Polytechnic School, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She will begin on Aug. 16.
Jeff DeGrange

CoE alum earns manufacturing industry achievement award 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Jeff DeGrange, a University of Iowa College of Engineering alum, is being recognized with the Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award.  
Thomas Burt

Celebrating graduate student milestones

Friday, May 19, 2023
This semester, seven students took their comprehensive exams and will defend their theses.
Team KVG

Spring 2023 Senior Design Night

Thursday, May 11, 2023
In their final semester, undergraduate seniors are partnered with real companies to solve real world problems. On Tuesday, May 2, six teams of seniors celebrated their semester of success and presented their semester-long projects.
Seamans Center exterior at sunset

ISE faculty recognized with College of Engineering excellence awards

Thursday, April 27, 2023
The College of Engineering had their faculty and staff award night on April 24, 2023. Professors Xuan Song and Ruben Beltran del Rio were recognized with awards.
Fatemeh Dalilian

Fatemeh Dalilian awarded J. Richard Simon Engineering Scholarship

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
PhD student Fatemeh Dalilian awarded $5,000 scholarship that honors longtime professor of psychology and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa.
NPR Features DSRI

Iowa Public Radio joins DSRI for a ride-along

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Iowa Public Radio's River to River team was at the DSRI facility last week working on a ride-along episode with institute director Dan McGehee and his team, discussing what their research could mean for the future.
Jaque Pereira da Silva PPE Research

Healthcare and engineering: ‘An amusement park of complexity’

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Jaqueline Pereira da Silva has always been enthralled by human factors engineering — aligning systems to human capabilities, limitations, and needs. Working in healthcare has presented her the opportunity to follow her passion while being challenged by the multifaceted complexity of patient care.
OPL Tom Schnell

Flyover State: Iowa Engineers Set Their Sights on the Future of Aviation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
At the Operator Performance Laboratory, University of Iowa professor and pilot Tom “Mach” Schnell and his research team test emerging flight technology and train students for lofty careers.
Xuan Song

Xuan Song receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award to research novel ceramic manufacturing methods

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Xuan Song, University of Iowa engineering professor, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to advance research of ceramic additive manufacturing, which could benefit industries, including health care, defense, and energy. 
Emily Shull

Ph.D. candidate Emily Shull honored with excellence awards in Washington D.C.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Emily Shull, industrial and systems engineering Ph.D. candidate, was honored at a ceremony in Washington D.C. for her awards from the University Transportation Center (UTC). She received the SAFER-SIM Excellence Award and the 2022 UTC Outstanding Student of the Year award.
Tj Tollakson's Dimond Bike

Ironman, innovator, and industrial engineer

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
TJ Tollakson, a 2003 University of Iowa graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, has spent time in engineering classrooms and labs as well as at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and now at Dimond Bikes, a company he founded in 2011 and where he is now CEO.
Megan Greenwood

Brewing up big ideas through industrial engineering

Monday, February 20, 2023
When Megan Greenwood graduated with her industrial engineering degree from the University of Iowa in 2011, she was working to solve one issue in engineering: the lack of women engineers across industry. Before long, she would be addressing another problem: the lack of women-led breweries among the approximately 9100 breweries in the United States.
Operator Performance Laboratory

DARPA highlights UI's contributions as ACE program transitions from simulation to live flight

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
In less than three years, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms developed under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program have progressed from controlling simulated F-16s flying aerial dogfights on computer screens to controlling an actual F-16 in flight. University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab has contributed to the progress.
NADS-1 simulator and automated Ford Transit

A new name for driving research at the University of Iowa

Monday, February 13, 2023
The University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) has been renamed to the University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute (DSRI) to better reflect the unit’s established expertise in driving simulation and emerging work in on-road driving research. 
OPL

State report recognizes OPL for economic impact in Iowa aviation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
A new state report has recognized the contributions of the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to Iowa’s aviation industry.
Air Force ROTC Ceremony

ISE student named new cadet group commander of Air Force ROTC

Monday, December 12, 2022
University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hosted the Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 (Det 255) award ceremony and the installment of a new cadet group commander. OPL and Det 255 have a collaborative relationship.
Valerie Boksa

UI engineering student wins statewide award for occupational safety work

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Valerie Boksa, a University of Iowa master’s student in industrial and systems engineering, has been awarded the Jack Beno Memorial Scholarship at the Iowa Governor’s Safety and Health Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2022.  
Max stands next to equipment

Learning at Iowa, staying in Iowa

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
At Iowa, engineering grad Max Swartz found a supportive academic environment and opportunity for hands-on work in a prototyping shop.
Thomas Burt

Burt makes ISE research personal

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Richard K. Miller

Richard K. Miller to serve as inaugural distinguished speaker on Thursday, November 12

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Join the College of Engineering as we welcome our inaugural Iowa Engineering Distinguished Speaker, Richard K. Miller, for a day of roundtable discussions and a seminar focused on the current challenges facing engineering education. 

Engineering Events

Technical Writing Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Presenting and describing your data and technical writing practice.

Dissertation Support Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 2:00pm
Seamans Center
MS and PhD thesis drafting and revision