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

Marisol Contreras and Ashley (Hesterberg) Butzlaff

ITI grad research assistant awarded Fulbright to Germany

Marisol Contreras, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant in the Syed Mubeen Research Group at the University of Iowa Technology Institute, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in Chemical Engineering to Germany for 2021-22
Jun Wang - Justin Torner image 2021

Jun Wang discusses space research on 1540 KXEL following Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin launches

Spurred by the recent high-profile Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic launches, one of University of Iowa's top scientists joined News Talk 1540 KXEL AM radio of Waterloo on July 21, 2021, for a wide-ranging discussion about space-based research as interest in space travel and curiosity about the cosmos surges.

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