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


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

Writing Together Group

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 9:30am
Seamans Center
A regular, quiet time to meet and work on your own writing projects alongside your peers
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