The Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering Laboratory conducts research in areas such as multiscale modeling and simulation, nanocomposites, deep learning, reinforcement learning, robotics and control, and complex systems. 

The research group adopts advanced computational methods at different scales, including quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, continuum mechanics, agent-based modeling, graph theory, and multiscale methods, enhanced by various artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as deep learning and reinforcement learning.

Recent News

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UI professor uses AI to model and control water reservoir discharge during flooding

Friday, November 18, 2022
A University of Iowa mechanical engineering associate professor is developing an artificial intelligence-powered model to optimize how water reservoirs are used to regulate streamflow during flooding.
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UI professor awarded a $1 million grant to research machine learning, modeling, and simulation

Thursday, February 24, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates Sharif Rahman, Jia Lu, and Shaoping Xiao, who are all faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, are on a research team led by Ching-Long Lin studying the educational gap between engineering scholars.