Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biodevices
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Human vibration research
  • Mechanical design
  • Medical imaging
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Motion capture
  • Physiology
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors
  • Tissue engineering
  • Wireless communication

Research Labs

Director: Salam Rahmatalla, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of biomedical engineering
Phone: (319) 335-5657
Email: salam-rahmatalla@uiowa.edu
Website: 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab

Research topics: 

  • Human vibration research
  • Motion capture
ATV Virtual Reality simulator

Director: Edward Sander, associate professor of biomedical engineering
Phone: (319) 384-2862
Email: edward-sander@uiowa.edu
Website: 3MT Laboratory

Research topics: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Tissue engineering
Mariam El-Hattab on lab equipment

Director: James Ankrum, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
Phone: (319) 335-7512
Email: james-ankrum@uiowa.edu
Website: Ankrum Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Tissue engineering
James Ankrum watching over student researchers

Director: Jia Lu, professor of mechanical engineering
Email: jia-lu@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-6405
Website: Biomechanics Lab

Research topics:

  • Mechanics of soft tissues
  • Computational mechanics
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Inverse problems

Director: Suresh Raghavan, professor of biomedical engineering
Email: ml-raghavan@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-5704
Website: BioMOST Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics
Researchers working in the BioMOST Lab

Director: Mathews Jacob, professor of electrical and computer engineering
Phone: (319) 335-6420
Email: mathews-jacob@uiowa.edu
Website: Computational Biomedical Imaging Group

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging
CBIG researchers viewing MRI scanner

Director: Michael Schnieders, associate professor of biomedical engineering, assistant professor of biochemistry
Phone: (319) 335-7891
Email: michael-schnieders@uiowa.edu
Website: Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Molecular biophysics

Director: Jennifer Fiegel, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and experimental therapeutics 
Email: jennifer-fiegel@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-5162
Website: Fiegel Lab

Research topic: Biomaterials

Jennifer Fiegel and student working in the lab

Director: Gary Christensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering
Email: gary-christensen@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-6055
Website: Gary Christensen Research Group

Research topics: 

  • Image registration
  • 3-D visualization
  • Medical imaging
  • Deformable shape models

Director: Yang Liu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
Email: yang-liu-ece@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 467-0918
Website: Integrated Imaging and Cyberphysical System Laboratory

Research topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging
  • photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors
Researchers wearing Smartgoggles

Director: Shaoping Xiao, associate professor of mechanical engineering
Email: shaoping-xiao@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-6009
Website: Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering Laboratory

Shaoping Xiao provides a Kuka robot demonstration

Director: Al Ratner, associate professor of mechanical engineering
Email: albert-ratner@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 384-0883
Website: Ratner Research Group

Research topic: Biodevices

Sazzad Parveg at Ratner Lab

Director: Syed Mubeen, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering
Email: syed-mubeen@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-5813
Website: Syed Mubeen Research Group

Research topic: Biodevices

Mubeen group photo

Director: Fatima Toor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, assistant professor of physics and astronomy
Email: fatima-toor@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-6071
Lab: Toor Lab

Research topics:

  • Biodevices
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors
Fatima Toor with student researchers

Director: Kristan Worthington, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
Phone: (319) 335-5635
Email: kristan-worthington@uiowa.edu
Website: Worthington Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biodevices
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Tissue engineering
Kristan Worthington talks to a researcher in her lab

Director: Xiaodong Wu, professor of electrical and computer engineering and radiation oncology
Phone: (319) 335-6490
Email: xiaodong-wu@uiowa.edu
Website: Xiaodong Wu Research Group

Research topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging

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