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Faculty Teaching and Research Excellence

Biomedical Engineering

Joseph M. Reinhardt, departmental executive officer

  • Biomechanics of tractor roll-over injuries
  • Control and coordination of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Development of thermal seeds for hyperthermia in prostate
  • Genomic resources
  • Hemodynamics of arterial disease
  • Low back pain and scoliosis
  • Mechanical properties of diseased arteries biomechanics and rupture prediction of abdominal aorta aneurysms
  • Computational simulation of artificial heart valve dynamics
  • Medical image acquisition
  • Processing and quantitative analysis

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

David W. Murhammer, departmental executive officer

  • High speed computing

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michelle Scherer, departmental executive officer

  • Constitutive modeling
  • Design simulation
  • Rainfall and flood forecasting

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Milan Sonka, departmental executive officer

  • Agent technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Communication systems and computer networks
  • Controls
  • Design and testing of very large scale integrated circuits
  • Parallel and distributed computing systems
  • Photonics
  • Plasma waves
  • Quantitative medical image processing
  • Signal processing
  • Software engineering
  • Wireless communication

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Andrew Kusiak, departmental executive officer

  • Informatics
  • Computer-aided analysis and design
  • Engineering management
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • System simulation
  • Virtual prototyping

College of Engineering Research Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Thomas Casavant, director

  • Application of high performance networking and computing to basic life science and applied biomedical research

Center for Computer-Aided Design

Karim Abdel-Malek, director

  • Virtual soldier research--human modeling and simulation, virtual reality, biomechanics, control, optimization, clothing, human performance measures, electromyography, artificial intelligence, human kinematics and dynamics.
  • Cognitive systems--ergonomics, human interaction with advanced technology and automation, cognitive processing burden assessment/sensory and data input cognitive impact.
  • Operator performance--optimal aircraft instrumentation configuration, flight simulation supporting aircraft operation task analysis, warning system effectiveness, roadway markings and illumination analysis, driver performance measurement.
  • National Advanced Driving Simulator--highway safety and transportation efficiency, equipment product development effectiveness enhancement via virtual prototyping, vehicle dynamics and simulation, simulator technology and virtual reality environment and human factors.

IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering

Larry J. Weber, director

  • Fluid dynamics
    • Turbulent flows
    • Vortex dynamics
    • Ship hydrodynamics
    • Biological fluid flow
    • Atmospheric boundary layer
    • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Environmental hydraulics
    • Hydraulics structures
    • Ice-related hydraulics
    • Fish management at dams
    • Sediment management
    • Heat disposal in water bodies and power production
    • Bioremediation of groundwater
    • Computational hydraulics
    • Water quality monitoring
  • Water and air resources
    • Air pollution
    • Hydroclimatology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Hydrology
    • Remote sensing
    • Water resources

Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging

Milan Sonka, co-director

  • Angiography-intravascular ultrasound data fusion
  • Intracardiac ultrasound image reconstruction


Engineering-related Interdisciplinary Research Centers at
The University of Iowa

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute

Vicki H. Grassian, director

  • Information and interdisciplinary resource of University of Iowa faculty engaged in nanotechnology