Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nicole M. Grosland, University of Iowa College of Engineering Distinguished Professor and departmental executive officer of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Programs, effective February 19, 2018.


"Nicole chaired Biomedical Engineering's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for several years," Alec Scranton, dean of the College of Engineering, said. "In that role she led the complicated process of redesigning Biomedical Engineering's undergraduate curriculum. She has shown exceptional dedication to undergraduate education as evidenced by the fact that eight Biomedical Engineering graduating classes have recognized her for excellence in teaching and dedication to student success.”   She is also a past recipient of the College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.


Grosland also holds an appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, is a researcher in the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging. As part of CCAD, she directs the Musculoskeletal Imaging, Modeling, and EXperimentation (MIMX) program. MIMX is a collaborative effort directed at computational modeling of anatomic structures. Her present research interests include spinal biomechanics, total joint arthroplasty, patient/subject-specific model development, and finite element meshing techniques.


In addition to her research and teaching achievements, Grosland co-founded Clubfoot Solutions, a non-profit organization that aspires to rid the world of untreated clubfoot.


Grosland joined the College of Engineering as a member of the faculty in 2001, having earned both her B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering in 1994 and 1998, respectively.