Eight Engineering Faculty Members Top $1 Million in Research Funding

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Eight College of Engineering faculty and staff members have been recognized for attracting more than $1 million each in research funding during Fiscal Year 2014.

They are Karim Abdel Malek, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computer-Aided Design, $3,862,000; Barry Butler, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and university executive vice president and provost, $2,402,519; Tom Schnell, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of the Operator Performance Laboratory, $1,994,628; Witold Krajewski, Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Iowa Flood Center at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering; $1,934,872; Frederick Stern, George D. Ashton Professor of Hydroscience and Engineering, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, and faculty research engineer at IIHR, $1,890,252; Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of IIHR, $1,548,333; Susan Chrysler director of research, National Advanced Driving Simulator, $1,464,100; and Ching-Long Lin, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, faculty research engineering at IIHR, and research at the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Engineering, $1,275,528.

The College of Engineering performed at record levels the past year.  The college's Fiscal Year external funding totaled $32,536,905, a 3.0 percent ($935,085) increase over the Fiscal Year 2013 figure of $31,601,820.

“We are particularly pleased that, overall, our researchers are more aggressively establishing partnerships with industry,” Reed said. “Industry funding is up 13.2 percent for FY 2014, continuing a five-year upward trend in industry-sponsored research.”