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 Driving Safety Research Institute focuses on the connections between humans and vehicles.


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Endnote & Creating Citations (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
An introduction to the desktop version of EndNote will be covered in this workshop. The software is freely available to Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. EndNote is a citation management tool that assists with importing, organizing, sharing, and managing citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Presented by Marina Zhang, Lichtenberger Engineering Library  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp...
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Guidelines4GoodGraphs (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Learn the best practices for designing figures for research articles and presentations, and then you will receive feedback on your figures in a low-stakes peer environment. Presented by Danielle Land, Hanson Center for Communication.  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp. This program will bring together a community of graduate students to write, eat, and learn together. We will provide some structure, inspiration, and support to help you excel in your thesis writing throughout the summer...
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Celebrating Prof. Witold Krajewski's Retirement as Iowa Flood Center Director

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (all day)
Please help us celebrate Professor Witold Krajewski's retirement as Iowa Flood Center director! To honor his contributions and impacts on improving Iowa's flood resiliency and advancing scientific discovery and innovation for the broader water resources engineering community, a series of events will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.
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