Research Topics

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Advanced materials
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation and robotics
  • Construction materials
  • Data analytics
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Manufacturing monitoring prognosis and diagnostics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Mechanical design
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Tissue engineering

Mission Area News

Wastepaper Recycling

UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper into fiber reinforced plastic

Engineers at the University of Iowa are working to enhance the process of turning wastepaper into high-value fiber reinforced plastic (FRP).
Royalty free image of highway

University of Iowa researcher, Iowa DOT innovate sustainable transportation infrastructure

Leading the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor Hosin "David" Lee has been routinely working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to perform research on numerous practices to improve roadway lifespan and quality, including the 2015 building of a new bridge near Fairbank, Iowa.

Research Labs and Centers

Researchers working with 3D printer

Director: Xuan Song, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering

Email: xuan-song@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5680

Lab: Additive Manufacturing-Integrated Product Realization Laboratory

Research topics: 

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Advanced materials
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation and robotics
  • Data analytics
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Manufacturing monitoring prognosis and diagnostics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Mechanical design
  • Manotechnology
  • Tissue engineering

Fiegel Lab researchers

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

Lab: Fiegel Lab

Research topic: Nanotechnology

 

Guymon Lab group photo

Director: C. Allan Guymon, professor and chair of chemical and biomedical engineering

Email: allan-guymon@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5015

Lab: Guymon Research Group

LACT group photo

Director: Hosin "David" Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of the public policy center

Email: hosin-lee@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0831

Lab: Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology

Research topic: Construction materials

LMPL, NSF lab photo

Director: Hongtao Ding, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Email: hongtao-ding@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5674

Lab: Laser Materials Processing Lab

Gurjap Singh working in Ratner Lab

Director: Al Ratner, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Email: albert-ratner@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0883

Lab: Ratner Research Group

Research topics: 

  • Advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology

Shaoping Xiao provides a Kuka robot demonstration

Director: Shaoping Xiao, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Email: shaoping-xiao@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6009

Learn more: Shaoping Xiao Research Group

Alloy study

Director: Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (319) 335-5681

Email: christoph-beckermann@uiowa.edu

Lab: Solidification Laboratory

Research topics:

  • Manufacturing processes

Mubeen Lab research photo (?)

Director: Syed Mubeen, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering

Email: syed-mubeen@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5813

Lab: Syed Mubeen Research Group

Research topics: 

  • Advanced materials
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Nanotechnology

Fatima Toor with student researchers

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: 

  • Advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics/optical sensors

Researchers using the motion capture system

Director: Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering

Email: stephen-baek@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0810

Lab: Visual Intelligence Laboratory

Research topics: 

  • Advanced materials
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data analytics
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Mechanical design

Worthington Lab research photo

Director: Kristan Worthington, assistant professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 335-5635

Email: kristan-worthington@uiowa.edu

Lab: Worthington Lab

Research topics: 

  • Additive manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tissue engineering

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