Articles from April 2023


UI engineering study finds ChatGPT could pass exam needed to become licensed engineer

Friday, April 28, 2023
The controversial artificial intelligence chatbot called ChatGPT could pass the exam required to become a licensed professional engineer in the United States, according to the findings of a University of Iowa College of Engineering study. 
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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.
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CoE Awards recognize faculty, staff, student

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
On April 24th, the College of Engineering recognized faculty, staff, and a PhD student at the CoE Excellence Awards celebration.
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Yuliang Xie receives $1.3M NIH grant to make medical devices resistant to respiratory infection

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Yuliang Xie, assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to design a new surface for medical devices that can self-clean and prevent infection.
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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.
Edward Sander

Ed Sander named Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Ed Sander, University of Iowa associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of graduate studies, has received the Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellowship in Engineering.  
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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.
Jacob Fuhrmeister

ME graduate student selected for SMART scholarship to pursue hypersonic research

Friday, April 7, 2023
Jacob Fuhrmeister, a University of Iowa graduate student studying mechanical engineering, has been selected for a SMART scholarship through the U.S. Department of Defense to develop materials that can better withstand hypersonic travel.  
Tech Transfer

UI engineering faculty members license inventions

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Inventions of two University of Iowa College of Engineering faculty members have been licensed for commercial use. They are the latest technology transfer examples in which research emerging from UI laboratories is spun-out to a private company for broader public benefit