Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous systems 
  • Biomechanics
  • Cognitive
  • Computer vision
  • Data analytics
  • Driving simulation
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Human simulation
  • Human vibration research
  • Kinematics and dynamics
  • Motion capture
  • Physiology
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Tissue engineering

News

Deadlift

Bloomberg Business: The U.S. Army Is Finally Close to Replacing Its 1980 Fitness Test

Monday, December 6, 2021
Bloomberg Business
Helping the Army assess the new test, scientists at the Iowa Technology Institute at the University of Iowa are doing biomechanical analyses to determine if the levels of strength it calls for are similar to what’s needed for activities such as lifting ammo boxes and digging holes.
WHO 1040

Malek discusses Epic Games MegaGrant on 1040 WHO radio

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute Director Karim Malek was a guest recently on the Newsradio 1040 WHO program, Need to Know with Jeff Angelo. 

Research Labs

ATV Virtual Reality simulator

Director: Salam Rahmatalla, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of biomedical engineering

Email: salam-rahmatalla@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5657

Lab: 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomechanics
  • Data analytics
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Human vibration research
  • Kinematics and dynamics
  • Motion capture
  • Structural health monitoring

Mariam El-Hattab on lab equipment

Director: Edward Sander, associate professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 384-2862

Email: edward-sander@uiowa.edu

Lab: 3MT Laboratory

Research topics:

  • Computational biomechanics
  • Mechanical testing
  • Tissue engineering

Director: David Wilder, professor of occupational and environmental health

Email: david-wilder@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0513

Learn more: David Wilder Research Group

Director: Jia Lu, professor of mechanical engineering

Email: jia-lu@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6405

Learn more: Jia Lu Research Group

Santos with researcher

Director: Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, professor of applied mathematical and computational sciences

Email: karim-abdel-malek@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5676

Center: Virtual Soldier Research Program

Research topic: Human simulation

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