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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 250 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.

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Mission Areas

Iowa Technology Institute is made up of 25 labs and centers led by faculty and supported by researchers, staff, and students. Research is focused in seven mission areas: Aerospace Technology, Environment and Energy, Biotechnology, Systems and Sensors, Human Modeling and Simulation, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, and Vehicle Safety and Automated Driving.

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Highlights of ITI research and labs

View the 60-second University of Iowa Technology Institute introduction video capturing the spirit of our experts, students, research, and technology. 

Recent News

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Full recap, session summaries and videos from 2020 Iowa Virtual Human Summit

The need for properly fitting body armor and how virtual technology — digital twins — can be leveraged to meet it was the focus of the Aug. 12 Summit hosted virtually by the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI). Virtual technology can process mountains of data and countless scenarios to speed up and save money in the design and testing process for equipment fit, range of motion, area of coverage, and other factors.
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CDC recognizes ITI researchers' 'exceptional approach to solving a public health problem'

University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researchers were recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as being among the nation’s best for their "exceptional approach to solving a public health problem.”
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New 'Inside the Lab' series features stories of ITI student researchers

Bernice Kubicek is among a handful of students featured in a new spotlight series called "Inside the Lab: Student Stories." The series highlights the student researchers who perform work in the many labs and centers that make up the ITI.