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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.

Wenqi Duan works in Fatima Toor's lab

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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"Inside the Lab" series features stories of ITI student researchers

The next generation of innovators and inventors will solve problems we know of and many more we haven't yet considered. This series features some of the more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students conducting hands-on, experimental research in ITI labs and centers.

Recent News

Student presenting research in the BioMOST lab

Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

A University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) faculty affiliate is among 21 faculty and staff members being honored with the University of Iowa’s 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards. Suresh M.L. Raghavan was the lone recipient from the College of Engineering.
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UI engineers win 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect

In November 2020, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, and H.S. Udaykumar, a professor of mechanical engineering and interim associate dean for research and graduate programs, both at the University of Iowa, received the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect. Udaykumar and Baek received the award for their presentation “MaterIQ: An AI-based software tool for materials-by-design” at the Defense TechConnect Summit.
Albert Ratner Class

Student scientists find ‘sweet spot’ of research opportunities at University of Iowa

Access to lab space and equipment, freedom to research diverse topics, and faculty mentorship gave former University of Iowa student scientists from the Ratner Research Group a leg up as they’ve taken opportunities across the country. At Iowa, research students find a “sweet spot" of opportunities between large and small programs.