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.

Research Units and Initiatives


REDCap Surveys

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
This training will cover REDCap surveys and logic. From enabling surveys to automatic survey invitations, we'll demonstrate the full survey functionality in REDCap. In addition, we'll cover hiding/showing fields with branching logic, calculating the difference between 2 dates with a calculated field, and other logical functions available in REDCap. After this training, you will have the ability to create and send surveys in a variety of ways as well as creating more complex projects using logic...
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Engineering Graduate Thesis Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 18 9:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:30pm
Seamans Center
2 Day Workshop (May 18 & 19) - Registration includes both days This full 2-Day Workshop Features: Dedicated Writing Time Optional Workshops on editing, formatting, creating citations, and a few others. One-on-one support from Engineering Library, Writing Center, and Graduate College. Thesis Boot Camp: What is it? Thesis Boot Camp is a multi-day workshop which provides current engineering and computer science graduate students with the opportunity to spend two days dedicated to making...

REDCap Advanced

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
This course assumes participants have a basic understanding of building instruments and surveys in REDCap. This training will cover advanced features of REDCap instruments and fields. We'll demonstrate how action tags can perform an action on a field, how data can be piped from one field to another, how using biomedical ontologies can standardize your data, and how to use validated instruments from the shared library. This will also cover the longitudinal module and using smart variables to...
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