Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Command and control
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer vision
  • Data analytics
  • Earth system modeling
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Mechanical design
  • Sensors
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless communication

Research Labs and Centers

AER MAIA Satellite Path

Director: Jun Wang, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, James E. Ashton Professor in Engineering

Phone:  (319) 353-4483

Email: jun-wang-1@uiowa.edu

Center: Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab

CAS Lab hovercraft

Director: Venanzio Cichella, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Phone: (319) 467-0333

Email: venanzio-cichella@uiowa.edu 

Lab: Cooperative Autonomous Systems Lab

Research topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Command and control

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 topic: Energy generation and storage

Mubeen group 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: 

  • Energy generation and storage
  • Sensors

Fatima Toor with student researchers

Director: Fatima Toor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering

Email: fatima-toor@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6071

Lab: Toor Lab

Research topics: 

  • Energy generation and storage
  • Sensors

Director: Weimin Han, professor of mathematics

Email: weimin-han@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-0784

Learn more: Weimin Han Research Group

Research topics:

  • Numerical analysis
  • Computational mechanics
  • Numerical solution of variational inequality
  • Numerical solution of hemivariational inequalities

Mission Area News

Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite

This illustration depicts the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite as it orbits Earth. An ISU faculty member advised NASA on the future of this and other satellite missions. Image courtesy of Brian Hornbuckle via Iowa State University.

Iowans advise NASA on which satellites should stay in orbit

A pair of Iowans – professors from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University – helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.
Photo of lightning

Undergraduate ITI researchers analyze weather phenomenons at Naval Research Lab

University of Iowa undergraduate research assistants in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab leveraged data analysis skills learned at Iowa to study emissions-related weather phenomenons while working for the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Lab (NRL) over the summer. 

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