Scientific discovery aimed at improving healthcare, through interdisciplinary research and education, is an important goal of the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. In collaboration with faculty across campus, the faculty are currently researching a diverse range of topics within the field. Select an link below to explore the work being done in that area. Learn more here.
Current research strengths of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering are in the areas of global and regional atmospheric modeling, biomaterials medical engineering, cellular engineering, photopolymerization, biocatalysis, and biofuels. Learn more here.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has a strong research and teaching core in the areas of water resource quality, quantity and sustainability. This includes the Environmental Engineering and Science graduate program, ranked 10th in 2016 among public universities, and the world-renowned IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering and associated Hydraulics and Water Resources graduate program. Through EES and IIHR, there are very strong ties to the UI-campus wide Water Sustainability Initiative and associated Cluster Hire of ten water-focused faculty (two of which are faculty in CEE - Cwiertny and Just). CEE is the only Department within the College of Engineering with a National Academy of Engineering member (Schnoor) among its ranks. The profile of the program is also elevated because of affiliation with several UI centers, including the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), the only academic flood center in the nation, the Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research, and the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC). Learn more here.
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Research Units and Initiatives
Center for Computer-Aided Design
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering
Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging
Iowa Flood Center
The University of Iowa College of Engineering and its Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have received $149,000 from the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI).
The funding will be used for acquiring testing equipment for the asphalt laboratory in the Laboratory for...
A new study, led by Dr. Charles Stanier, focuses on the life cycle of tiny particles found in the air, which grow due to chemical reactions within the atmosphere. These particles influence clouds, weather, climate, and the movement of heat and light in the atmosphere.
These findings were...
Frequently Asked Questions
As of Fall, 2015 there were 2,165 undergraduates, 58 master's candidates, and 251 doctorate candidates enrolled.
As of Fall, 2015 the student body report 75% male and 25% female.
We employ 90 tenured and tenure-track professors. The break down is as follows: 45 professors, 28 associate professors, 17 assistant professors, and 12 lecturers. We also have 157 dedicated professional and scientific, and merit staff members.
A substantial amount! There are more than 14,500 known living alumni world-wide!
You can study Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or be Undeclared Engineering for the first three semesters.
Research Excellence Connected to Learning, Innovation and Service to Society
High quality research and graduate education are central to the mission of the College of Engineering at The University of Iowa. The college is proud of its production of a substantial volume of externally funded research and of its role in preparing engineering leaders who are the quality of graduate education in the college among the top 25% institutions nationally.
The college seeks to focus its efforts and resources in those areas of unique strength where true distinction is attainable. These research areas are based on substantial faculty strengths in the college and are well positioned for addressing emerging national needs. In addition, the college is committed to using our research products for the benefit of the state and nation through aggressive technology transfer programs, active involvement in economic development programs, and publication in the open literature.
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Tunable Energetic Material presented by Assistant Professor Travis Sippel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University. Abstract: Since the invention of gunpowder, energetic...More details about Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar
Thursday, March, 2 - 3:30 pm
Tunable Energetic Material Presented by: Travis Sippel Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Iowa State University, Ames IA Abstract: Since the invention of...More details about Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar