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Welcome From The Director


Welcome to the online home of the University of Iowa Technology Institute. Here you can learn about our more than 200 faculty, staff, fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students, the life-changing innovations we invent and refine, our 25 labs and centers, and mature technology that provides real-world solutions for our partners at the Department of Defense, NASA, private industry, and many others.

CATS in Flight

Learn About Our Technology


The Iowa Technology Institute has a broad and productive research mission that has yielded technologies in flight testing and human performance, human modeling and simulation, driving and transportation, advanced manufacturing technology and robotics, biomedical and biochemical science and engineering, machine learning, smart sensors, remote sensing, renewable energy, and modeling of environmental change.

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Go 'Inside The Lab' With Our Students


The next generation of innovators and inventors will solve problems we know of and many more we haven't yet considered. Our "Inside the Lab: Student Stories" series features some of the more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students conducting hands-on, experimental research at the Iowa Technology Institute.

Explore Our Mission Areas

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Aerospace Technology


Explore our mission areas

Environment and Energy

Human Modeling and Simulation

Systems and Sensors

Explore Our Partnerships


Consortia and Membership Organizations

Small Businesses

Private Industry

Public Agencies

Recent News


ImagiQ webinar series on AI and machine learning for medical imaging begins March 10

University of Iowa is hosting a ImagiQ webinar series exploring artificial intelligence and federated/distributed machine learning for medical imaging.
Wastepaper Recycling

UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper into fiber reinforced plastic

Engineers at the University of Iowa are working to enhance the process of turning wastepaper into high-value fiber reinforced plastic (FRP).
Sonalysts ITI

Iowa Technology Institute, Sonalysts partner to improve soldier performance

Sonalysts, Inc. is teamed with University of Iowa Technology Institute on an Army Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Contract to Address “Physical Monitoring Techniques to Improve Warfighter Performance.”  


Mission areas


Labs and centers

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Faculty, staff, and students