faculty members, including two National Academy of
Engineering members

$ 49M

research expenditures in FY21


publication co-authors since 2016

Research Excellence at UI 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.

Research Areas

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Research focused on a cleaner, healthier environment: Cleaner Air, Water and Land Resources

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Engineering at the cellular/genomic level

Research to understand cellular and subcellular environments to improve human health

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Green Energy

Renewable, clean energy systems: wind, solar, biofuels and security, control and optimization of systems

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Designing Better Ships

Unique experimental and computational facilities to improve the design and performance of marine vehicles

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Artificial Intelligence

Developing new approaches and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in engineering and medicine

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Medical Imaging

Transforming healthcare through multidisciplinary research in collaboration with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on a variety of imaging modalities, to detect and track diseases in the human body

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Autonomous Systems and Robotics

Multidisciplinary research and graduate education in cutting-edge spanning new materials, control systems and vehicle technologies

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Driving Safety

Research conducted with on-road vehicles and simulators at the National Advanced Driving Simulator focuses on the connections between humans and vehicles.

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Research Units and Initiatives


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Three Minute Thesis: Research On Stage

Friday, September 22, 2023 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Seamans Center
Learn theatrical techniques (breath, movement, and body language) to help improve presentation skills, including how to find a hook to get audiences interested in your research, how to feel more comfortable speaking in front of groups and how to create engaging oral presentations. 
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BMindful Holy Days: Yom Kippur (Judaism)

Sunday, September 24 7:00pm to Monday, September 25, 2023 6:59pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...
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Student Success Workshop: Mindfulness 101

Monday, September 25, 2023 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Seamans Center
Students will be able to define mindfulness & mindfulness meditation practice, understand why it’s helpful, and learn new meditations to cope with stress.
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