Institutes and Centers

Many of the most exciting discoveries take place at the interface of traditional disciplines. The mechanical engineering department is positioned at the forefront of interdisciplinary collaboration. Our research institutes and centers are a true partnership of faculty and student researchers across disciplines and a spectrum of private sector and public sector interests, directed at pushing the envelope of engineering innovation.

Research Centers

Center for Building Energy Research

Center for Industrial Research and Service

Iowa Energy Center
Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education

Virtual Reality Applications Center