Mission Area

Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Molecular biophysics

The Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab focuses on molecular biophysics theory and high-performance computational algorithms that are needed to reduce the time and cost of engineering drugs and organic biomaterials.


Research Team

Michael J Schneiders

Michael J. Schnieders, PhD

Director, Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab
Associate Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry


Mallory Tollefson

Tollefson receives AAUW fellowship

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Office of Strategic Communications
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2021-22 American Fellowship to University of Iowa student Mallory Tollefson, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics and is an Iowa Technology Institute research assistant under the direction of Michael J. Schnieders, associate professor of biomedical engineering and biochemistry.
Iowa Magazine Cover March 2021

ITI contributes to discovery through artificial intelligence at University of Iowa

Thursday, February 11, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates are helping "power discovery" through artificial intelligence at the University of Iowa, including Shaoping Xiao, Michael Schnieders, Xiaodong Wu, and Stephen Baek.
Portrait of Michael Schnieders

Michael J. Schnieders

Director, Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab

Associate professor of biomedical engineering, associate professor of biochemistry

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