Innovative Design and Manufacturing Laboratory

PI: Dr. Amin Mirkouei

Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We are seeking qualified Ph.D. and M.S. students to be responsible for conducting research in the broad area of food-energy-water systems, particularly, advanced manufacturing, biofuel production, sustainability assessment, and precision agriculture and aquaculture.


1. Familiar with MATLAB or Python for programming, SolidWorks for design, Aspen Plus or HYSYS for conversion technology simulation, LabVIEW for data collection, and Simulink for real-time control.

2. With a background in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, or Environmental Science.


Students interested in conducting research on the mentioned Research Thrusts with financial support at IDeaL are encouraged to contact Dr. Mirkouei and apply for one of the following UI graduate programs:



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