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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 36 centers and labs, and mature technology that provides real-world solutions for our partners at the Department of Defense, NASA, private industry, and many others.

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ITI Examines Army Combat Fitness Test

ITI was selected to conduct neutral, third-party validation of the research behind the new Army Combat Fitness Test. This was the U.S. Army's first major overhaul in 40 years of the physical fitness test required of all soldiers. 

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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.

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Recent News


Gomes co-PI on team awarded grant to 'Jumpstart' quantum simulation program at UI

Joe Gomes, a University of Iowa assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and an Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, is a co-principal investigator on a team awarded a Jumpstarting Tomorrow Initiative grant to start a quantum simulation (QSim) program. 
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ITI grad research assistant awarded Fulbright to Germany

Marisol Contreras, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant in the Syed Mubeen Research Group at the University of Iowa Technology Institute, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in Chemical Engineering to Germany for 2021-22
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Jun Wang discusses space research on 1540 KXEL following Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin launches

Spurred by the recent high-profile Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic launches, one of University of Iowa's top scientists joined News Talk 1540 KXEL AM radio of Waterloo on July 21, 2021, for a wide-ranging discussion about space-based research as interest in space travel and curiosity about the cosmos surges.


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