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


Creating a Research Poster

Thursday, March 30, 2023 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Seamans Center
This workshop will help you make your poster presentation more effective. Learn to think about the prospective audience, poster content, and design considerations in a poster layout. Presented by Dr. Michelle Scherer, University of Iowa Distinguished Chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has accepted the role of director of the Hanson Center for Communication (HCC)
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Managing Distress

Thursday, March 30, 2023 5:00pm to 5:50pm
In this workshop we will discuss and practice specific coping skills that you can use when experiencing stress, anxiety or being overwhelmed. These emotions are a normal part of life, and we will discuss creating healthy habits to plan for potential stressful situations in your life.

Identifying Key Players in your Market: Introduction to Industry & Market Information Research

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Art Building West
Investigate and research your market to become more informed and make better decisions. This workshop will highlight databases and common themes that help entrepreneurs identify trends, key players, and customers in your market. Taught by Maddi Brenner, Business Outreach and Reference Librarian, Pomerantz Business Library. 
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