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The Iowa Technology Institute, founded in 1981 as the Center for Computer-Aided Design, is a world-class research hub at the University of Iowa. Grounded in engineering and science, ITI cultivates collaboration across disciplines, invents advanced technologies, and conducts trailblazing basic and applied research in design, simulation, and experimentation that enables a safer and more productive future.

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The University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab, directed by Dr. Tom "Mach" Schnell, is a flight testing laboratory with a fleet of jets, helicopters, Humvees, and UAVs. 

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ITI faculty affiliates play critical role in multi-institutional biomanufacturing project

A multidisciplinary team of University of Iowa engineering faculty and faculty affiliates of the Iowa Technology Institute, will contribute to a $20 million, multi-institutional project to boost Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing.

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Colleagues celebrate successes as ITI director prepares to step down

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
As ITI director, University of Iowa's Karim Abdel-Malek led an expansion of faculty, labs, and funding with a focus on applied engineering research and technology transfer, while also securing $60 million for his own research.
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Jun Wang receives Regents Faculty Excellence Award

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The Iowa Board of Regents has selected six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members, including Jun Wang of the College of Engineering, to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
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Ankrum receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Thursday, April 18, 2024
James Ankrum was among four faculty members selected for the award provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
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Iowa engineer's NASA instrument probes atmospheric pollutants Professor Jun Wang’s space research helps scientists understand the effects of wildfires and a global decline in air quality.

Monday, February 12, 2024
Professor Jun Wang’s space research helps scientists understand the effects of wildfires and a global decline in air quality.
Lee Award

Lee honored for collaboration with Korean-American scientists and engineers

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored with the outstanding contribution award at the annual meeting of the Korean Transportation Association in America.
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Wildfires have erased two decades’ worth of air quality gains in western US

Monday, December 4, 2023
Jun Wang is the lead corresponding author on a new study that has tabulated the toll from two decades of wildfires on air quality and human health in the continental U.S.
Ananya Sen Gupta and Subhajit Khush Das

Art meets engineering in College of Engineering STEAM project

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Ananya Sen Gupta, University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been working with Subhajit Khush Das, an artist and choreographer from Kolkata, India, for more than a year to train and test artificial intelligence algorithms to recognize and classify changing features through Bharatanatyam, a classical dance.
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University of Iowa engineers contribute to one of Time Magazine’s 'best inventions' of 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
CBE professor Jun Wang is an investigator on NASA’s TEMPO, which Time Magazine has named one of its best inventions of 2023. The space instrument is expected to help scientists understand the sources of pollution by revolutionizing how real-time air quality data is collected.
Rahman

ME professor developing new algorithms to optimize design reliability

Friday, September 15, 2023
Sharif Rahman, a professor of mechanical engineering and a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Technology Institute, is developing advanced computational algorithms to optimize designs of complex engineering systems and structures that could make ground vehicles, aerospace structures, and electronic packaging, among many examples, more reliable.
Delfin L29 in the air

Iowa draws industry attention for AI-driven mission demo with Lockheed Martin

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Lockheed with University of Iowa Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory completed an artificial intelligence demonstration using two piloted L-29 aircraft in a simulated air-to-ground mission. OPL is lead by Tom "Mach" Schnell, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and OPL chief test pilot.
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ITI faculty affiliates play critical role in multi-institutional biomanufacturing project

Monday, September 11, 2023
A multidisciplinary team of University of Iowa engineering faculty and faculty affiliates of the Iowa Technology Institute, will contribute to a $20 million, multi-institutional project to boost Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing.
Research Grant

Ankrum, Sander awarded NIH grant to improve wound healing therapies

Thursday, August 31, 2023
Edward Sander, a University of Iowa professor of biomedical engineering and Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering, and James Ankrum, UI associate professor of biomedical engineering, are co-principal investigators of the study sponsored by a new National Institutes of Health grant. 
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Bai receives Automatica Paper Prize at World Congress

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Er-Wei Bai, professor and departmental executive officer of electrical and computer engineering, has been honored for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of control engineering and science as documented in a paper published in Automatica.
OPL Visit

Collins Aerospace interns, new hires, and co-ops tour OPL

Thursday, July 20, 2023
A group of new hires, interns, and co-ops, who work in the area of airborne autonomy at Collins Aerospace, toured the University of Iowa Operator Performance Lab flight test facility. Tom “Mach” Schnell,  and OPL director, presented the lab to the group and explained how OPL tests and operates autonomy in a variety of contexts.
Soura Dasgupta

ITI affiliate researches new potential for old tool to detect Parkinson’s disease

Monday, June 26, 2023
Soura Dasgupta, a University of Iowa (UI) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is collaborating on a multidisciplinary research project to improve detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).  
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OPL helps evaluate LIFT’s new fixed wing AV 2.2 helmet 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) was among those who evaluated the next generation fixed wing helmet that was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force as the new standard helmet for many of its aircraft.  
Bhavya Vats received the Academic & Scholarly Achievement Award from Amanda Thein, associate provost for Graduate and Professional Education and dean of the Graduate College

Academic & Scholarly Achievement Award winner Bhavya Vats reflects on college experience

Monday, June 5, 2023
Recent BME graduate Bhavya Vats received the Academic & Scholarly Achievement Award at the 2023 International Student Graduation Celebration. Vats has demonstrated a keen interest in research, working in three different labs, including the Ankrum Lab.
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UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. ITI affiliate Allan Guymon is among those contributing.
Ed Sander

Ed Sander named Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Ed Sander, University of Iowa associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of graduate studies, has received the Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellowship in Engineering.
Salam Rahmatalla

UI engineering faculty members license inventions

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Salam Rahmatalla is one of two University of Iowa College of Engineering faculty members whose inventions have recently been licensed for commercial use.
Tom Schnell

Flyover State: Iowa Engineers Set Their Sights on the Future of Aviation

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Tom Schnell, an associate director for the UI’s Iowa Technology Institute and the Captain Jim “Max” Gross Chair in the UI College of Engineering, is the founder of the Operator Performance Laboratory. Since arriving in Iowa City 25 years ago this spring, Schnell has built the OPL into a nationally trusted aviation research hub.
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Xuan Song receives prestigious NSF CAREER award to research novel ceramic manufacturing methods

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Xuan Song, University of Iowa engineering professor, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance research of ceramic additive manufacturing, which could benefit industries, including health care, defense, and energy.
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WATCH: Schnell, LTC Highland brief DARPA on Air Combat Evolution

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Tom "Mach" Schnell, a University of Iowa industrial engineering professor and director of Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), and Lt. Col. Patrick "Dice" Highland, a recent UI PhD and Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 3 in San Diego, Calif., briefed national security leaders on a project that aims to improve artificial intelligence in aerial combat.
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PhD student Dan Keefe recognized in Dare to Discover campaign

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Dan Keefe is among the 70 University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars whose work is being highlighted on banners in downtown Iowa City.
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ITI faculty affiliate Lee receives outstanding overseas alumnus award

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the outstanding overseas alumnus award from the Seoul National University, a national public research university based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Iowa legislators visit the OPL flight testing lab

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
State lawmakers toured the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hangar at the Iowa City Municipal Airport on Tuesday.
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ITI director to present at 6th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit

Friday, December 9, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute Director Karim Malek will present at Defense Strategies Institute's 6th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit on Feb. 22-23.
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OPL hosts University of Iowa Air Force ROTC award ceremony

Thursday, December 8, 2022
University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hosted the Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 (Det 255) award ceremony and the installment of a new cadet group commander. OPL and Det 255 have a collaborative relationship.
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State report recognizes OPL for economic impact in Iowa aviation

Thursday, December 1, 2022
A new state report has recognized the contributions of the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to Iowa’s aviation industry.
Shaoping Xiao

UI professor uses AI to model and control water reservoir discharge during flooding

Friday, November 18, 2022
Shaoping Xiao, a University of Iowa mechanical engineering associate professor, is developing an artificial intelligence-powered model to optimize how water reservoirs are used to regulate streamflow during flooding.
Stewart Wallace

ITI advisor Stewart Wallace among 7 to receive Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

Thursday, November 3, 2022
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is honoring seven members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to their communities and nation with the awards. Maj. Gen. Stewart Wallace, the military advisor to the Iowa Technology Institute, is among those who will receive the Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award on Nov. 10, 2022. 
Quantum Computing

University of Iowa researchers establish high-performance computing node for quantum processing of medical images

Thursday, October 27, 2022
University of Iowa (UI) researchers have set up a high-performance computing node named “Quantum” to simulate a quantum computer and perform medical image analysis using quantum-inspired science.
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Discover Your University program encourages employees to explore campus

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
The Iowa Technology Institute is participating in a new pilot program for faculty and staff that offers employees unique opportunities to engage with the campus during normal working hours and to explore places that make the University of Iowa great.
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UI graduate student Hyerim Kim wins award at 16th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation

Friday, September 16, 2022
Hyerim Kim, a University of Iowa graduate student in chemical and biochemical engineering, earned a second place award at the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, held as part of the 2022 Collective Madison Meeting in August.
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5 takeaways from the 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, hosted by Iowa Technology Institute

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM) proved to be a reunion for Virtual Soldier Research (VSR), a research center within the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI).
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UI professor Jun Wang receives 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

Friday, September 9, 2022
Jun Wang, a University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award recipient. The Ascent Award recognizes excellence in research and leadership in the atmospheric and climate sciences from honorees between eight and 20 years of receiving their PhD. 
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Zhou earns best oral presentation at American Meteorological Society meeting

Monday, September 5, 2022
A research assistant, Meng Zhou, at the University of Iowa Technology Institute earned the 1st place Outstanding Oral Presentation award at the 25th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology in August.
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Classical Indian dances could help UI engineering professor unlock mysteries of space and the ocean

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ananya Sen Gupta, a University of Iowa engineering professor, is working with dancer Subhajit Khush Das to test whether a classical Indian dance can provide clues to unlocking dynamic mysteries in space and the oceanic environment.
Hosin Lee

UI engineering Prof. David Lee honored at international infrastructure conference

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored at the 5th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI5).
Jacob Sindt

UI electrical engineering undergraduate pursuing research that stands out

Friday, August 12, 2022
A fascination with electronic devices and photonics – or the science of light – has led Jacob Sindt down a promising path of research and discovery as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.
Toor and Prineas

UI engineering professor honored for innovation and as a leader in the field of optics and photonics

Friday, August 12, 2022
Fatima Toor, the Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering and University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleague John Prineas, UI professor of physics and astronomy, have been named Iowa Innovator of Year by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC).
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OPL’s jets take flight for DARPA Pheme capstone demonstration

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The University of Iowa Operator Performance Lab (OPL) provided flight testing for the capstone demonstration event for DARPA’s Pheme project.
Jun Wang in front of IATL

UI researchers: Can community scientists help battle urban heat and air pollution?

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
University of Iowa researchers conducted a novel investigation into whether community scientists could map air quality and improve urban health at a time when extreme heat and air pollution threaten large cities.  
Traci Silas

Homeland Security officials visit University of Iowa campus

Friday, August 5, 2022
Leaders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HQ Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) visited the University of Iowa campus to gain an Iowa perspective on national security-related topics.  
AMPRL

NASA EPSCoR funding to help UI engineering professor advance next-generation nuclear propulsion systems

Friday, August 5, 2022
NASA has selected the research proposal of Xuan Song, a University of Iowa assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, among four Iowa projects to receive NASA EPSCoR funding. Song’s team will collaborate with scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to develop novel additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) approaches to fabricate complex ceramic components with high strength and extreme heat resistance.
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Toor appointed chair of UI Research Council

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Fatima Toor has been appointed chair of the University of Iowa Research Council, a UI charter committee that meets regularly each semester to advise the vice president for research on matters pertaining to the University's research enterprise.
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Kristan Worthington selected to take part in NAE Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 Symposium

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Kristan Worthington, assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering and faculty affiliate in the Iowa Technology Institute, is among 84 early career engineers selected to present at the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September 2022. She will join other groundbreaking engineers from industry, academia, and government at the event hosted by Amazon.
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Program released for DHM 2022, registration open

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
The organizing committee for the 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022) has released a tentative program featuring more than 50 papers. The event is being hosted by the Iowa Technology Institute.
TEMPO Satellite

UI professor awarded $1.56 million to aid NASA’s TEMPO mission

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
University of Iowa researchers specializing in atmospheric sciences were selected to aid NASA’s TEMPO mission that’s set to launch this year. TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution) is intended to revolutionize air quality forecasting. 
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UI engineering professor Yong Chen co-authors book examining diagnosis and prognosis of industrial systems

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
University of Iowa Prof. Yong Chen has co-authored a book examining data analytics methodologies for the diagnosis and prognosis of industrial systems under a unified random effects model.
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UI researcher wins funding to study regional air quality

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Jun Wang, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and James E. Ashton Professor in Engineering, has been awarded $1.55 million to improve regional air quality monitoring from space.
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Schnieders among five to receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Michael Schnieders is associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and the Department of Biochemistry in the Carver College of Medicine, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Iowa Technology Institute. Schnieders is a leader in using physics-based simulation and modeling to understand protein structure, work that has important applications in areas such as genetics, drug design, and disease diagnostics.
Zeyuan Ru

Ru honored by AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section for "outstanding" presentation

Friday, May 6, 2022
Zeyuan Ru, a University of Iowa Technology Institute graduate research assistant, has been recognized by the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section. Ru works with Prof. Jun Wang and is a graduate student at the College of Engineering.
Xi Chen

ITI postdoc Xi Chen presents new machine-learning based approach to predict light scattering properties

Friday, May 6, 2022
Dr. Xi Chen, working with Prof. Joe Gomes and Prof. Jun Wang, published their collaborative work presenting a new, machine-learning based, approach to predict light scattering properties of non-spherical dust particles. The approach will have wide applications in satellite remote sensing and climate model predictions. Chen, Gomes, and Wang are affiliated with the University of Iowa Technology Institute.
Xuan Song

UI professor expanding 3D printing named among nation’s outstanding young manufacturing engineers

Monday, May 2, 2022
Xuan Song, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, is among 22 recipients of the 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers from Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Song, whose work focuses on innovations in 3D printing, is also a faculty researcher at the Iowa Technology Institute, a research arm of the UI College of Engineering.
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ITI undergraduate research assistant earns certificate of distinction

Friday, April 15, 2022
Madison Kemerling, an undergraduate research assistant working with Prof. Ananya Sen Gupta, received a certificate of distinction during National Student Employee Week.
Kristan Worthington poses in her lab

Kristan Worthington receives prestigious NSF CAREER grant to advance light-based 3D printing

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
New innovations in 3D printing have seen the use of light-based 3D printing for use in biology and medicine. Kristan Worthington, an assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has recently been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant to continue her work in this emerging area.
Sazzad Parveg at Ratner Lab

Earth Month: University of Iowa researchers converting biomass into sustainable energy

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
At the Oakdale Powerplant in Coralville, Iowa, University of Iowa Technology Institute student research assistants are working on a project to convert woodchipped railroad ties, telephone poles, and other biomass into environmentally friendly sustainable energy.
Jun Wang adjusting an atmospheric sensor

Earth Month: University of Iowa lab developing sensors to help farmers plan irrigation

Thursday, March 31, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty, staff, and student researchers are developing a low-cost canopy sensor system to help farmers set more efficient irrigation schedules and plan their day-to-day operations for the crop fields.
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James Ankrum receives prestigious Fulbright award to study regenerative medicine in Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
James Ankrum, an ITI affiliate and associate professor in biomedical engineering, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award in Ireland for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Christopher Ruben

CBE Graduate Student awarded PhRMA Foundation Fellowship

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Christopher Ruben, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has received a two-year PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. This funding will support Ruben in his research on developing polymers that mimic key chemical structures of bacteria to create a targeted drug delivery system to the lungs.
Col. Kevin Bigelman, Seb Loze

DHM 2022 Updates: Keynotes announced, registration pricing change, new submission options

Friday, February 25, 2022
The Organizing Committee of the 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022) is announcing two keynote presenters, expanded details on the types of submissions being accepted, and a new lower pricing structure for both in-person and virtual options.
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3 UI faculty elected fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Monday, February 21, 2022
Gary Christensen, an ITI faculty affiliate, is among three UI faculty who have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
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New $1M grant to bridge educational gaps between modeling and simulation and machine learning

Friday, February 18, 2022
The United States Department of Education has awarded a $1 million grant to Professors Ching-Long Lin (PI), Sharif Rahman, Jia Lu, Shaoping Xiao, Rachel Vitali and Jane Russell to develop artificial intelligence modeling and simulation (AIMS) programs to bridge educational gaps between modeling and simulation and machine learning.
Mallory Tollefson

Imagining the possibilities of personalized medicine

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Fifth-year Biomedical Engineering PhD student Mallory Tollefson is imagining the possibilities of personalized medicine. And when she says personalized, she means it.
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Student reflects on campus involvement experience

Friday, February 4, 2022
Despite being an international student on paper, Pareen Mhatre, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in business administration, lists Iowa City as her hometown.
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DHM 2022: Registration now open, Call for Papers deadline extended

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Registration is open for the 7th International Digital Human Modeling (DHM) Symposium, a hybrid event being held August 29-31, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa, and virtually. DHM is being hosted by the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and arranged in collaboration with the International Ergonomics Association's Technical Committee on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation. 
GEO XO

Wang’s NOAA grant to support “next leap forward” in estimating surface PM2.5

Monday, January 24, 2022
The University of Iowa Technology Institute and Prof. Jun Wang are participating in a new satellite mission that is expected to lead to more accurate measures of pollution, including fine particles, on hourly timescales. 
OPL Ceremony Highland

University of Iowa experimental test pilot, graduate research assistant promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Friday, January 21, 2022
The U.S. Air Force has promoted a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) graduate research assistant to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, an accomplishment recognized in a ceremony at ITI’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) in December. 
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UI military helicopters take off to demo tech for Joint Forces officials

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute has not one but two Mi-2 Hoplite helicopters, and this month both were airborne as part of a live flight test range demonstration incorporating high-powered night vision cameras mounted on the nose of one of the helicopters. 
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Iowa National Guard leaders meet Santos, tour ITI labs

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted Adjutant General Benjamin J. Correll of the Iowa Army National Guard and several members of his team.
NASA Sage III

UI convenes international team of experts to update NASA’s SAGE III mission

Monday, December 6, 2021
The University of Iowa and Prof. Jun Wang hosted a nationwide team of approximately 60 scientists and engineers virtually in November to share the scientific advances, research findings, and operations related to the SAGE III mission, an Earth-observing instrument aboard NASA’s International Space Station.
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OPL hosts Iowa Business Aviation Association luncheon

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab hosted aviation professionals from around the state for the Iowa Business Aviation Association’s (IBAA) quarterly luncheon.
Kristan Worthington and Edward Sander

Worthington and Sander receive NASA grant through Iowa State EPSCoR program

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Kristan Worthington and Edward Sander are investigating the impact that low gravity environments have on regenerative tissue technology that could be used for therapy during space missions. The intent is to advance the collective ability to use stem cell technology during long-term spaceflight for astronauts that require treatment.
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Lee recognized with APAI award for Innovation in Construction

Thursday, November 11, 2021
The Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) has honored Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, with the Innovation in Construction Award for his contributions to the successful construction of high reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) mixes with rejuvenators.
Student Spotlight

'Inside the Lab' series returns with more stories from ITI student researchers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Brittany Allen is among several University of Iowa students featured in the Iowa Technology Institute's spotlight series, “Inside the Lab: Student Stories,” promoting the student researchers who make vital contributions to the labs at ITI. In the spotlight series, the students, in their own words, discuss their research experiences, why they chose the University of Iowa, future goals, and more.
Visitors and researchers interacting at the ITI open house

ITI Open House showcases research diversity of faculty, staff, and students

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted a research open house to celebrate the excellence and diversity of research being conducted by faculty, staff, and students.
ACFT Test

Iowa Technology Institute research contributes to readiness of U.S. Army soldiers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The U.S. Army turned to a multidisciplinary team of experts at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and ITI’s internationally recognized Santos technology to provide independent review of its first new fitness test in 40 years called the Army Combat Fitness Test.
Oxygen Concentrator Mubeen Raghavan

Innovation focuses on pandemic need: ITI researchers propose novel oxygen concentrator

Friday, October 15, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute scientists are designing and testing a novel prototype of an oxygen concentrator. The Iowa proposal simplifies the design so the product is easier to produce and maintain, and could benefit hospitals in the U.S. and around the globe.
Fatima Toor with student researchers

Toor honored with Lowell Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering

Friday, October 15, 2021
Fatima Toor, a University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and an Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, has been appointed to the Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering.
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NSF grant to support ITI researcher's study of specially modified materials

Thursday, October 14, 2021
A research scientist at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) is developing a new method to study materials that can better withstand the demands of use in high-tech industries, including automotive, aerospace, and biomedical. Shaoping Xiao was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop this new computational method for investigating the mechanics of a modified group of materials at multiple scales.
Mallory Tollefson

Tollefson receives AAUW fellowship

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2021-22 American Fellowship to University of Iowa student Mallory Tollefson, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics and is an Iowa Technology Institute research assistant under the direction of Michael J. Schnieders, associate professor of biomedical engineering and biochemistry.
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Epic MegaGrant aims to pair Iowa’s virtual human model with Unreal Engine

Friday, October 8, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has received an Epic MegaGrant that will be used to explore the integration of its virtual human, Santos, with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.
Stewart Wallace

Retired Army General opening doors for Iowa Technology Institute

Monday, October 4, 2021
Maj. Gen. Stewart Wallace had been away from the University of Iowa for nearly 50 years while serving as an Army officer and later an executive in the defense industry. He has returned to become one of the biggest advocates for the Iowa Technology Institute, helping build relationships with the Department of Defense and military leaders.
ACE at OPL

ITI and OPL welcome teams behind DARPA's ACE program to advance AI dogfighting capabilities

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) hosted the quarterly integration meeting for DARPA's Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program to advance AI dogfighting capabilities at its hangar in Iowa City, Iowa.
Ambulance Rahmatalla

UI professor’s new book examines impact of whole-body vibration during emergency transport

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Salam Rahmatalla, director of the 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab at the University of Iowa Technology Institute, has authored a new book to help medical transport professionals – and vehicle and equipment designers – understand the effects of vibration on immobilized patients during emergency transport.
ITI Kaleidoscope

'ITI Kaleidoscope, 2021' highlights research, accomplishments and people powering the institute

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute has published a new overview book called ITI Kaleidoscope, 2021 showcasing the innovation and breakthroughs occurring through collaboration and partnerships at the institute. 
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Iowa PhD student Meng Zhou awarded NASA research fellowship

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Meng Zhou, a fourth-year PhD student conducting research at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI), has been awarded a NASA research fellowship to study air quality at night. 
IVHS Speakers

ITI, military, industry leaders share advances in virtual human modeling at 2nd Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Advancements in digital human modeling and simulation have expanded opportunities for the United States Armed Forces, video game makers, and manufacturers to improve human performance and enhance realism in virtual environments, presenters relayed during the University of Iowa Technology Institute’s (ITI) second annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit.
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NASA awards UI engineering professor $1.3 million and leadership role to study effects of wildfires

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) scientist Jun Wang grants totaling $1.3 million to study atmospheric and climate impacts from wildfires that have ravaged parts of the planet.
Bernice Kubicek

ITI graduate research assistant awarded Department of Defense fellowship

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
A University of Iowa PhD candidate working as a research assistant at the Iowa Technology Institute has been selected for the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. Bernice Kubicek was awarded this fellowship to continue work born out of her time with the Ananya Sen Gupta Research Group. She has conducted research on sonar autonomous target recognition through the development of feature extraction algorithms that aim to improve the classification and recognition of objects deep underwater.
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ITI graduate research assistant gaining acclaim through MRI work

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
A University of Iowa Technology Institute graduate research assistant has earned another award while working to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) processes quicker and more effective.
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ITI researchers' paper makes cover of prestigious journal

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The research findings of several University of Iowa scientists was featured on the front cover of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemical Communications journal.
Infrared Sensor Diagram

ITI researching infrared sensors to help farmers apply fertilizer more efficiently

Monday, August 16, 2021
University of Iowa scientists, including Fatima Toor of the Iowa Technology Institute, are part of a team investigating an infrared sensor configuration that can help farmers more efficiently apply crop fertilizer.
Ryan Horne

NIH funds Guymon Group graduate research assistant to develop new polymer coating technology

Friday, August 6, 2021
With three years of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Ryan Horne, a PhD student in the University of Iowa Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is developing a new coating that limits or even prevents unwanted surface debris. 
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Eco-friendly asphalt research lands UI grad student on cover of scientific journal

Monday, August 2, 2021
A research paper led by a University of Iowa graduate student and his mentor that investigates an eco-friendly method for asphalt pavement rehabilitation made the cover of the July 2021 edition of Infrastructures, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. 
Jumpstart

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

Monday, August 2, 2021
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

Monday, August 2, 2021
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

Monday, July 26, 2021
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.
Iowa Engineer 2021

Latest edition of Iowa Engineer published

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The latest edition of Iowa Engineer magazine highlights the work of several faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of Iowa Technology Institute as well as the great work of colleagues across the College of Engineering. 
NASA Earth

UI scientists to expand space-based research on campus through new P3 grant

Friday, June 18, 2021
Faculty members from the Iowa Technology Institute, a research arm of the College of Engineering (CoE), are contributing to a new space-based, interdisciplinary research enterprise designed to strengthen University of Iowa’s competitiveness for NASA funding for space missions and instruments.
Santos Sophia Compilation

ITI selected to host 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has been selected to host the 7th International Digital Human Modeling (DHM) Symposium, August 29-31, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. The event will be held in conjunction with ITI’s third annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit. 
Jun Wang soil emissions

Iowa researchers develop new model using satellite data to measure air pollution from soil

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Research started at the University of Iowa Technology Institute has led to a new assessment model that scientists believe will yield more accurate estimates of nitrogen oxides from soil, which are increasingly responsible for air pollution.
Lifting weights

Partnership Spotlight: Titus Human Performance

Thursday, May 13, 2021
A relationship forged between University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and Titus Human Performance at the 2019 Defense Strategies Institute’s Human Performance & Biosystems Summit in Washington D.C. quickly evolved into a productive public-private partnership leveraging each other’s capabilities to tackle projects neither could alone.
Qing Zou

ITI PhD researcher's paper detailing ‘innovative’ cardiac MRI model wins best paper award at international conference

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Qing Zou, University of Iowa PhD candidate and an Iowa Technology Institute researcher, placed first for the Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE-ISBI) 2021 on April 16.
Brian Shanahan at LACT

ITI undergrad named College of Engineering 'Outstanding Student Researcher'

Thursday, April 29, 2021
A University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) undergraduate research assistant at the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), Brian Shanahan, has been named the 2021 "Outstanding Student Researcher" through the College of Engineering leadership award program. 
Calvin Kielas-Jensen in CAS Lab

ITI graduate student researcher lands internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Third-year PhD student Calvin Kielas-Jensen has accepted a 10-week internship with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) where he will apply skills integrating, estimating, and controlling autonomous systems learned in the lab and classroom at the University of Iowa to real-world challenges. 
Levi Kirby AMPRL Research

ISE PhD student to participate in National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Levi Kirby, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a research assistant at the Iowa Technology Institute, has been selected as one of 60 participants for the highly competitive 2021 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering to be held virtually from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.
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ITI faculty researcher Toor discusses novel approach to cancer treatment using lasers on WHO 1040

Monday, April 26, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Fatima Toor shared insights into her experiments using light to treat a rare form of cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma on Iowa AM radio WHO 1040 on April 23.
OPL pilot flying an L292

OPL helps DARPA capture 'trust data' for new AI dogfighting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) leveraged test flights using AV L-29 jets at the University of Iowa Technology Institute's Operator Performance Lab to gather early stage "trust data" for the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program. 
sarcoma under microscope

UI researchers examine potential for light, photosensitizing agents to treat soft tissue sarcoma

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
University of Iowa researchers including Fatima Toor, Varun Monga, and Munir Tanas are analyzing the potential of using light and photosensitizing agents – a type of cancer treatment technology called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) – to treat soft tissue sarcoma.
Undergraduates

Sander, Canahuate lead new NSF undergraduate research grant

Monday, March 15, 2021
A University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, Edward Sander, is helping lead a new Research Experience for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation.
Meng Zhou AMS

ITI researcher takes 1st place at American Meteorological Society annual meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
An Iowa Technology Institute research assistant earned top honors for his presentation exploring the capture of aerosol data from satellite observations at night at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
Wastepaper Recycling

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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.”  
TCTS-II at OPL

OPL flight tests integral to academia-industry-government collaboration on air combat training system

Thursday, February 18, 2021
The University of Iowa Technology Institute’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) recently supported Collins Aerospace in the first rounds of flight tests of an air combat training system designed to prepare U.S. Navy and Air Force pilots and crews for aerial combat.
Iowa Magazine Cover March 2021

ITI contributes to discovery through artificial intelligence at University of Iowa

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates are helping "power discovery" through artificial intelligence at the University of Iowa, including Shaoping Xiao, Michael Schnieders, Xiaodong Wu, and Stephen Baek.
Signal Processing

Faculty Feature: Ananya Sen Gupta

Friday, January 22, 2021
Working in a unique sector of the signal processing field where computational algorithms intersect with underwater acoustics, University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Ananya Sen Gupta has formed an environment of inclusion and innovation in her research group.
Royalty free image of highway

University of Iowa researcher, Iowa DOT innovate sustainable transportation infrastructure

Friday, January 15, 2021
Leading the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor Hosin "David" Lee has been routinely working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to perform research on numerous practices to improve roadway lifespan and quality, including the 2015 building of a new bridge near Fairbank, Iowa.
Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite

Iowans advise NASA on which satellites should stay in orbit

Monday, January 11, 2021
A pair of Iowans – professors from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University – helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.
Researchers 7T Scanner

UI researchers work to significantly improve brain scan resolution

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Sponsored by a National Institute on Aging grant, University of Iowa scholars believe they can generate ultra-high-resolution images of the brain through synergies in deep learning algorithms and novel sequences on a 7 Tesla (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner.
Levi Kirby AMPRL Research

Critical research continues at the Iowa Technology Institute

Thursday, December 31, 2020
While University of Iowa campus activities have largely gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research at the Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) is among the critical functions approved to proceed in person.
Iowa Spirit Squad and Herky at OPL

OPL's Mi-2 helicopters and L-29 jet win in Iowa DOT photo contest

Monday, December 21, 2020
An in-flight photograph of one of the University of Iowa's Mi-2 helicopters earned first place in the helicopter category of the Iowa Department of Transportation's biennial Iowa Aviation photo contest for 2019-2020. 
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Lee accepts lifetime achievement award from Korean-American engineering association

Monday, December 14, 2020
University of Iowa professor Hosin "David" Lee, has received a lifetime achievement award as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future on Dec. 14, 2020. 
OPL L-29 Delfin carrying pod

Schnell, OPL support Collins Aerospace in testing combat training system

Friday, December 11, 2020
The Operator Performance Lab (OPL) has played an important role in developing the Tactical Combat Training System II (TCTS II), a military air combat training tool.
Mariam El-Hattab conducts research in Ed Sander's 3MT Lab

El-Hattab wins award in 3MT research competition

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Last month, El-Hattab's video explanation won the People's Choice award, a top prize in the UI's annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences. 
NADS 1

The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
University of Iowa researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator pave the way for the automated vehicles of tomorrow. But how soon before self-driving cars get here? Iowa's rural roads could hold the key.
Lightning-NOAA

Undergraduate ITI researchers analyze weather phenomenons at Naval Research Lab

Monday, November 30, 2020
University of Iowa undergraduate research assistants in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab leveraged data analysis skills learned at Iowa to study emissions-related weather phenomenons while working for the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Lab (NRL) over the summer. 
Hosin "David" Lee Medal

Lee's 'outstanding contribution' honored as part of U.S.-Korea sustainability conference

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
A longtime University of Iowa professor who is native of South Korea is being honored for his "outstanding contribution" as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future in December. 
BioMOST Lab

Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

Monday, November 23, 2020
Suresh, M.L. Raghavan, 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.
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UI engineers win the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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.
Al Ratner teaching a class

Student scientists find 'sweet spot' of research opportunities at University of Iowa

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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.
Abbie Moore standing in front of Old Capitol

UI student, future Air Force officer reaches for the stars

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
She knew the University of Iowa was where she would make that happen. It was ideal for Moore: a top-tier university only a short drive from her hometown. As for what that career would be, Moore looked to family members’ military experience.
Photo of a weather sensor in a corn field

Iowa public university collaboration leverages NASA data to benefit farming and education

Monday, November 9, 2020
Connecting valuable NASA data and Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).
Mi2 Helicopter Tom Schnell

How researchers connected helicopter vibrations to stroke therapy

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Connecting vibrations from a helicopter to treating stroke victims may not seem like an obvious line of inquiry, but it turned out to be a promising one at the University of Iowa.
KK Choi Magazine Article

KK Choi leaves lasting impact on Iowa as he settles into retirement

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Kyung K. Choi, better known as KK, has served UI for more than four decades and has been instrumental to the legacy of the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), which last year was renamed University of Iowa Technology Institute. 
737 Simulator

OPL testing contributes to better aircraft avionics and two separate awards

Friday, October 16, 2020
OPL was recently honored for the latest efforts in this long line of work. It was among two recent awards for OPL, which is part of the College of Engineering's University of Iowa Technology Institute. 
NADS Commercial Shoot

NADS pulls in nearly $1.5M funding to further study transition of control in automated vehicles

Monday, October 12, 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recently granted the University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) a $1.45 million award to further study transition of control in automated vehicles in a simulation environment.
Mubeen hydrogen royalty free

Mubeen expands work to make solar hydrogen viable, renewable resource

Monday, October 5, 2020
A partnership between SunHydrogen and the Syed Mubeen Research Group has been expanded as they work to make hydrogen a viable, efficient renewable energy source.
Photos of Fatima Toor and John Prineas

Collaboration pays off: Toor, Prineas research could benefit future of electronic devices

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Collaboration among University of Iowa experts in engineering, computer modeling, and physics is advancing understanding of what is possible in the next generation of optoelectronic devices, such as high-performance computers, sensors, and photovoltaic cells.
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ITI seed grants empower researchers to reach for new knowledge

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A seed grant program launched by University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) to empower researchers to develop new theories, concepts, and approaches has been leveraged to secure externally funded research grants to advance knowledge and ultimately benefit society.
X-Ray

National Science Foundation awards Baek, team $1M grant to advance medical imaging

Friday, September 25, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $1 million phase one grant earlier this month to an Iowa-led team to advance medical imaging research through artificial intelligence (AI).

Keeping people safer with Iowa technology

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Technology born out of military-funded research in the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) soon may be used in schools, hospitals, stores, and other places to improve safety.
ITI student researchers

New 'Inside the Lab' series features stories of ITI student researchers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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. 
Fatima Toor works with students in her lab

Fatima Toor recognized as 'Community Champion' by optics and photonics society

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Fatima Toor, a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researcher, was recognized as a "Community Champion" by a leading scientific community for her involvement throughout 2019 and multiple contributions as an author, guest editor, and associate editor.
Engineering Building

ITI faculty among eight to receive named professorships in engineering

Monday, September 14, 2020
Two University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates are among eight faculty members from the College of Engineering (COE) to receive named professorships and chairs, which are among the highest university honors faculty members can receive.
Dan McGehee portrait at NADS

NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) Director Daniel McGehee made recommendations for human subjects testing in driving research for the COVID-19 era to the Transportation Research Board (TRB), during its mid-year meeting earlier this month.
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ITI Research: Signal processing and machine learning algorithms target environmental uncertainties in underwater acoustic communications

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Signal processing and machine learning algorithms being developed by Ananya Sen Gupta at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) could offer solutions to real-time marine sensing using underwater acoustics.
Person wearing a cap with attached sensors

UI engineers and neurologists develop a highly efficient algorithm that can detect Parkinson’s Disease through EEG data

Monday, August 31, 2020
A team led by Soura Dasgupta, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nandakumar Narayanan, Juanita J. Bartlett Professor in Neurology Research at the University of Iowa has developed a computational approach to diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease by using data from electroencephalogram tests, commonly referred to as EEGs.
Jennifer Fiegel and student working in the lab

Fiegel Lab examines connection between a cough and ‘super-producers’ of bioaerosols

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Fiegel and her team examined how exhaled bioaerosols - droplets produced from the lung during breathing, coughing, and sneezing - are produced from lung-like surfaces during a cough. The findings were recently published in Soft Matter in a paper titled, “Surface rheological properties alter aerosol formation from mucus mimetic surfaces.”
Jun Wang

Newly named Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab reflects Wang's expanding scope of discovery

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The Lab for Aerosol, Radiation, Remote-sensing, and Observation-based Modeling of Atmosphere - better known as the ARROMA Lab, is now called the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab.
Alloy study

UI engineers to study the grain structure of metal alloys on the International Space Station

Friday, August 21, 2020
A research team led by Prof. Christoph Beckermann will compare metal samples that have been solidified in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station against similar samples formed on Earth.
Hydrogel Experiment

Fiegel Lab finding promise in hydrogel spray to treat burn wounds

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The University of Iowa Technology Institute's Fiegel Lab is developing a more effective method to deliver antibiotics to burn wounds through a hydrogel spray.
Jun Wang

Faculty Feature: Jun Wang

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Fascination with wind patterns and atmospheric conditions blossomed into a career in academic research addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our world and inspiring the next generation of researchers as a mentor and teacher. Jun Wang's work has been recognized with the James E. Ashton Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1, 2020, with an initial term of five years.
GruntSim

Report: ITI, Santos aid U.S. Army efforts to predict soldier performance

Monday, July 20, 2020
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and its physics-based virtual human model Santos are integral to a new initiative to harness modeling and simulation technology to better predict and analyze soldier performance, according to an article published by the U.S. Army this month.
Mubeen hydrogen royalty free

Mubeen Research Group instrumental in tech to convert hydrogen into low cost, clean electric energy

Thursday, July 16, 2020
The Syed Mubeen Research Group is playing a key role in the development of a commercially viable clean and renewable energy resource using sun and water for hydrogen generation.
Fiegel research image

Fiegel earns first place in Capture Your Research image competition

Thursday, July 9, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Jennifer Fiegel has earned first place honors in the faculty, staff, and researcher category of the Capture Your Research image competition.
Lujie Cai working in lab

Hands-on research brings education to life for ITI students honored on UI President's list

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Iowa Technology Institute students were among the 8,500 UI students named to the Dean’s List.
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Sander, Ankrum findings add understanding of fat tissue in healing wounds

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
A team of University of Iowa scholars led by faculty affiliates with the Iowa Technology Institute released findings this week that expanded the understanding of the role fat tissue plays in healing wounds and may help to uncover and develop fat-related wound healing treatments.
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Iowa Technology Institute researchers forge ahead despite coronavirus setbacks

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty, staff, and students have found creative ways to forge ahead at a time when COVID-19-related closures have limited access to laboratories and facilities. Some ITI labs have begun ramping back up this month as part of a phased-in, three-tier return to research on campus, while others wait their turn.
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Wu, partners win National Science Foundation grant to develop low-cost, high volume COVID-19 testing technology

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Electrical and Computer Engineering professors receive National Science Foundation RAPID grant for novel high-throughput and low-cost COVID-19 testing technologies
Mingyu Cai presenting in France

ITI research assistant wins Graduate College Fellowship

Monday, June 8, 2020
Mingyu Cai won a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship for the Fall 2020 semester.
Ananya Sen Gupta square photo

Sen Gupta earns mentorship award from Pomerantz Career Center

Thursday, June 4, 2020
An Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate has been recognized for her efforts to further career development of University of Iowa students and contributing to the Hawkeye career ecosystem.
ITI logo

Iowa Technology Institute launches new website, social media channels

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
NADS Rural Driving

NADS's $7 million automated driving in rural America study featured on Iowa Public Radio

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Dan McGehee, director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), was featured on Iowa Public Radio's River To River with Ben Kieffer last month in a segment about transportation. 
 Enrique Leira in front of Mi2 Helicopter

Collaboration with ITI finds helicopter vibrations may benefit stroke therapy

Friday, May 15, 2020
On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Dr. Enrique Leira about how new research from the University of Iowa studying the effects of helicopter rides led to the discovery of a potential new stroke therapy.
Xiaodong Wu

Wu issued patent for Graph Search Using Non-Euclidean Deformed Graph

Friday, May 15, 2020
Xiaodong Wu, ITI researcher and professor of electrical and computer engineering, was issued a patent for "Graph Search Using Non-Euclidean Deformed Graph."
Wu COVID Figure

ITI's Wu helps develop method to speed up COVID-19 testing

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Xiaodong Wu, together with graduate student Jirong Yi and fellow Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Weiyu Xu and Raghu Mudumbai, has originated a new high-throughput and low-reagent-consumption method of using compressed sensing, a novel mathematical and signal processing idea, to significantly speed up testing COVID-19 virus and antibody.
DEPSCOR Competition

Song collaborates with Iowa State University professor to win Department of Defense competition

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Xuan Song leads a team that will develop a new additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technique and nano additives to achieve next-generation energetic composites with highly tunable sensitivity and performance.
Suresh ML Raghavan

BioMOST director among four UI faculty members to win top teaching award

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The director of BioMOST, one of 25 labs and centers that make up Iowa Technology Institute, has been named among four winners of a University of Iowa-wide teaching award recognizing years of outstanding teaching.
Mercy masks

UI Engineering sensors assisting Mercy Hospital to decontaminate masks

Monday, April 27, 2020
University of Iowa professor Fatima Toor is partnering with Mercy Iowa City to use specialized sensors to measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) exposure needed to decontaminate protective masks.
Jacob Thompson

Undergraduate biomedical researcher awarded National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Jacob Thompson, a senior studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, granting him an annual stipend and funds toward tuition for the continuation of his studies.
COVID-19 CDC graphic

Ding receives NSF RAPID grant for research related to COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hongtao Ding, director of the Laser Materials Processing Lab, and H.S. Udaykumar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, have received an NSF grant to study how droplets containing viruses dry on solid surfaces.
The Robotic Rehabilitation Device fitted on a hand

UI laboratories collaborate on low-cost, lightweight orthotic robotic rehabilitation device

Friday, April 17, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute researchers at the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory and the Smart Multifunctional Material Systems (SMMS) Laboratory are creating a lightweight, mobile, and low-cost orthotic robotic rehabilitation device.
Srivats Sarathy

Sarathy wins 2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Monday, April 6, 2020
Srivats Sarathy, a graduate research assistant in the BioMOST Lab, has received a 2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Iowa Council on Teaching.

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VSR contributions noted as Army Combat Fitness Test gets updated again

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Grace Williamson poses for a portrait in the Seamans Center on Thursday, February 3, 2022

Grace Williamson develops spray gel for burn wounds

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Jun Wang and AER Lab

UI professor collaborates with NOAA to measure air pollution

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Malek discusses Epic Games MegaGrant on 1040 WHO radio

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Person doing a leg tuck

University of Iowa virtual soldier models new Army fitness test

Thursday, October 21, 2021
A demonstration of UI scientists using the Santos platform to conduct analysis for the Army Combat Fitness Test for the U.S. Army

UI Technology Institute helps U.S. Army evaluate new fitness test requirements

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Jun Wang

University of Iowa engineer wins NASA funding to study effects of wildfires

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Karim Malek demonstrates motion-capture virtual reality glasses

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Guowei Qi stands in front of the Old Capitol

Guowei Qi becomes fifth Churchill Scholar from UI

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AI-fighter pilot to be tested this year after successful simulations

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