The latest news from the College of Engineering
The latest news from the College of Engineering

Impacting Iowans

Through the Iowa Wastewater and Waste to Energy Research Program, University of Iowa engineers are developing solutions for small towns, renewable natural gas production from waste organics, and algae-based treatment technologies. See a video overview of the work

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Iowa engineers contribute to one of Time Magazine’s 'best inventions' of 2023

CBE professor Jun Wang is an investigator on NASA’s TEMPO, which Time Magazine has named one of its best inventions of 2023. The space instrument is expected to help scientists understand the sources of pollution by revolutionizing how real-time air quality data is collected. 


Engineering students have new ‘home away from home’ in Burge Hall Makerspace

University of Iowa engineering students now have a new space to bring their ideas to life. It’s called the Engineering Makerspace, and it is located on the lower level of Burge Residence Hall. College of Engineering, Division of Student Life, and Housing and Dining worked on the project for more than a year.


CEE students' communications skills shine during 4-year run as UI’s 3MT champion

When David Ramotowski, a PhD candidate, won the 3MT competition this fall for his topic, “Unlikely Heroes: Keeping Toxic PCBs Out of Our Air with Bacteria and Biochar,” it was the fourth consecutive victory by a CEE student.   

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Art meets engineering in College of Engineering STEAM project

A noted Indian dancer traveled to University of Iowa in fall of 2023 to help an engineering professor train and test artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to recognize and classify changing features through Bharatanatyam, a classical dance that originated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

ChemE Jeopardy

Iowa CBE students win 2023 ChemE Jeopardy national championship

A CoE team has won ChemE Jeopardy five times and was runner-up four times in the 13 years of the AIChE competition. This year's winning team included Nick Brunn, a May 2023 graduate; Liam Horan, a junior; Marie Ohlinger, who is expected to graduate in December; and Darrell Smith, a May 2023 graduate.


ME student's research highlighted by Public Policy Center

The Public Policy Center highlighted the work of Maxwell Hammond, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering. Venanzio Cichella, his advisor and ME assistant professor, provided the write-up about Hammond's efforts to unveil a novel approach to maneuver soft continuum robots.

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