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IOWA ENGINEERING OUR PEOPLE. OUR IMPACT. 2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

2019–2020 UI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ANNUAL REPORT


FROM THE DEAN

This year’s Annual Report details the metrics which drive us – our research output, our finances, and our enrollment. More than that, though, this report reflects the work of our people – faculty, staff, and students – from across the college whose contributions make this college the vibrant space that it is.

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In my first few months as dean, I have been impressed by the strength of the research being produced by our faculty and staff, the dedication of our eager and enterprising students, and our college community’s commitment to excellence and inclusion.


Undoubtedly, 2020 presented us with challenges but it is through the resilience and adaptability that characterizes engineers that we have been able to strive, sustain, and succeed. Although our college is small relative to our peers, our work continues to have a tremendous impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our Iowa community and communities around the country and across the globe.

I am excited for the future of this college as we continue our tradition of discovery and innovation while we train the next generation of innovative, ethical, and entrepreneurial engineers. Harriet Nembhard, Dean, College of Engineering

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IIHR−HYDROSCIENCE & ENGINEERING is a world-renowned center for education, research, and public service focusing on hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics. IIHR students, faculty members, and staff work together to understand and manage one of the world’s greatest resources − water − through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach that includes basic fluid mechanics, laboratory experimentation, and computational approaches.

THE IOWA FLOOD CENTER was born out of the 2008 floods and provides Iowans with accurate, science-based information to help them assess and understand their flood risks. The center’s goal is to improve flood monitoring and prediction capabilities in Iowa, while developing strategies to help mitigate and prevent future flood damages.

THE IOWA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY has a rich scientific history in the state, serving Iowans for more than 150 years through the collection and analysis of geologic and groundwater data. With this information, the IGS helps Iowans effectively understand Iowa’s natural resources for long-term sustainability and economic development.

RESEARCH CENTERS DEPARTMENTS

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of human health. Students choose the biomedical engineering field to be of service to people, to experience the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering prepares graduates who use chemistry, biology, and mathematics to address global challenges, including materials and energy production, while also preserving opportunities and resources for future generations. The department is comprised of internationally-recognized leaders in: atmospheric chemistry and modeling; data retrieval and analysis; deep learning; drug delivery; and the production of advanced catalytic and polymeric materials.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering trains students to become professional engineers, entrepreneurs, and researchers who build our nation’s infrastructure and protect our natural environment. Areas of emphasis include predicting and preparing for flood disasters, designing safe roads, bridges, and smart infrastructure, and ensuring sustainable development that protects water and environmental resources.

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THE IOWA TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE is a multidisciplinary research center that conducts basic and applied research in modeling and simulation. Faculty, staff, and students from across the UI collaborate to advance knowledge and innovation in the fields of engineering, medicine, science, technology, transportation, and more.

THE NATIONAL ADVANCED DRIVING SIMULATOR (NADS) is home to the largest driving simulator in the US and has been a leader in driving safety research for more than 20 years. Through work with students, faculty, staff, programs, and university-wide collaborators, NADS partners with government, industry, and academic leaders to improve safety by researching the connection between drivers, motor vehicles, and road users.

THE IOWA INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL IMAGING fosters cooperative research and discovery in biomedical imaging and quantitative image analysis across colleges and majors at the University of Iowa. The formation of this interdisciplinary institute reflects Iowa’s institutional support for research, training, and education in biomedical imaging, image analysis, and translational medical research.

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering produces engineers who are competent in both computer software and hardware, and who possess the engineering skills to design and implement complex, intelligent systems. Research specialties include deep learning, nanotechnology, big data, wireless communications, optimization 3D compression, and image analysis.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering helps students develop skills in optimization, human factors, system refinement, manufacturing, and engineering economics. Our graduates apply these skills in a wide range of business sectors including high technology, transportation, finance, manufacturing, and health care. Industrial and systems engineers solve complex problems where technology, business and people intersect.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is broadly concerned with energy, manufacturing, and design of machines. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design, and direct the manufacture, distribution, and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines, and systems − including complex human-machine systems − for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, transportation, materials handling, and other purposes.

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UI ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 2,133 STUDENTS

27% female

13.5%

underrepresented

MEDIAN STARTING PAY

$63,000 POST GRADUATION OUTCOMES

97%

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS SUPPORT: $971,988.61

155

scholarships

477

students

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UI ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENTS 284 MASTERS AND PHD STUDENTS

90

MASTERS

194 PHD

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWS

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Our Mission: To build an inclusive, diverse and responsible community recognized for: providing an accessible, modern education in engineering and science for future, interdisciplinary leaders: advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research; and facilitating life-long learning and economic development.

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STRATEGIC PLAN AREAS OF EMPHASIS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & COMMUNITY • EQUITY - Design and implement equitable policies and practices that ensure everyone can thrive. • INCLUSION and COMMUNITY - Create and sustain an inclusive and collaborative community that fosters a sense of belonging. • DIVERSITY - Diversify student, faculty, staff, and leadership populations. STUDENT SUCCESS • Attract, support, and graduate a diverse and high-achieving student body. • Capitalize on our strengths within the college and within the broader university community to provide an extraordinary student experience. • Provide a modern curriculum that instills both technical depth and the broad foundation of liberal arts essential for lifelong growth and achievement. • Support and recognize excellence in teaching, learning, and innovation both in and out of the classroom. • To empower students to become everyday leaders by facilitating and encouraging opportunities for co- curricular learning, intentional engagement, self-reflection, and skill development.  RESEARCH • Focus and build on strengths of the college, in collaboration with centers, institutes, and other colleges/ units • Maintain strong research funding and identify new sources of support for research/graduate programs • Reward/support faculty, staff and students for achieving excellence in research and contributions to the mission of the college • Focus on recruitment of high quality, diverse graduate student body • Focus on the educational/research experience and training/professional development of graduate students ENGAGEMENT • Improve the visibility of the college, its faculty, staff and students to Iowa and the rest of the world • Increase engagement and foster partnerships of the college with the community • Increase the societal impact of the college, to catalyze economic development and sustainable use of natural resources

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FINANCIALS More Than

$45 MILLION

In Annual Research Expenditures RESEARCH EXPENDITURES Federal/Corporate Expenditures

69%

General Education Fund

27% 4%

Collaborative Expenditures

Giving: $5,821,677 7.1%

18.1%

45.2%

29.6%

Faculty/Staff Support

Research

Scholarships

Other

Faculty Salary and Fringe

68%

Staff Salary and Fringe

17%

General Expense

8%

(Including Salary Release and Start-up) Graduate Assistant Salary and Fringe

6%

Scholarships

1%

Travel

<1%

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GENERAL EDUCATION FUND


UI ENGINEERING FACULTY

110 FACULTY MEMBERS

95

Tenure Track Faculty

15

Instructional Track Faculty

189,967 PUBLISHED RESEARCH RESULTS CITED SINCE 2014

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We are looking forward to another year of continued progress as we look at new ways to teach, conduct research, and impact our communities. In the coming weeks, months, and years, the College of Engineering will continue to be a vibrant intellectual space, and we hope you will join us on our journey.

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