College of Engineering

Mind the GAP

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses
A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation.
various scenes from university of iowa academic endeavors

Academic Panoramic: Snapshots of the UI student experience

In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.
engineering students giving presentation

Academic Panoramic: Work that leads to jobs

College of Engineering enhanced design experience class provides hands-on experience, develops social skills
In the UI College of Engineering's Program for Enhanced Design Experience, students learn social skills while solving engineering problems.
H.S. Udaykumar portrait

Get to Know...H.S. Udaykumar

The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with H.S. Udaykumar, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.
Engineering students work with printmaker and adjust professor Deanne Wortman

Engineering creative exchange

Artist Deanne Wortman connects engineering, art students through new Nexus program
Deanne Wortman, a printmaker, was hired to lead the College of Engineering's new Nexus of Engineering and Art program, one that puts the college at the forefront of a national trend.

The Washington Post Weber says people must back Mississippi River improvements

Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, was featured in a Washington Post story about a first-of-its-kind study by the American Watershed Initiative that gave the Mississippi River basin, the fourth-largest in the world, a poor grade.

Freshwater mussels wearing backpacks?

Cybermussels are coming!

UI researchers hope freshwater mussels fitted with electronic backpacks will provide valuable insight into the nitrogen cycle
University of Iowa researchers tackling the problem of harmful nitrates in Midwestern waterways are developing tiny electronic "backpacks" that would be glued to wild freshwater mussels.