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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 more than 30 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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Iowa Technology Institute Open House


Enjoy photos of our faculty, staff, students, and other visitors from ITI's 2021 Research Open House. 


ITI Kaleidoscope

Explore the ITI Kaleidoscope

ITI has published a new overview book called ITI Kaleidoscope, 2021 highlighting research and the people behind it. Please explore the pages and enjoy.

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Recent News

Kristan Worthington and Edward Sander

Worthington and Sander receive NASA grant through Iowa State EPSCoR program

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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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.
David Lee holds an award plaque

Lee recognized with APAI award for Innovation in Construction

Thursday, November 11, 2021
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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
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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.

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