Santos mechanic

CBJ: Virtual Soldier Research program saves military time, money

Friday, September 15, 2023
For 40-plus years, the Army has been waiting for someone like 18-year-old Santos. He runs, he deadlifts, executes push-ups and carries burdens like a pack mule and is fresh as a daisy the next day. He’s also entirely virtual. University of Iowa's Santos (and his female counterpart Sophia), is a biomechanically accurate digital avatar that predicts behavior through
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.
Chemurgy 2.0 graphic

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.
Malek and Wallace

Iowa Innovation Podcast: The Future is Virtual featuring Karim Malek and Maj. Gen. Stewart Wallace (retired)

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Karim Malek, director of the Virtual Soldier Research program at the University of Iowa, and Maj. Gen. Stewart Wallace (retired) appear on the Iowa Innovation Podcast powered by NewBoCo. They discuss how the Virtual Soldier Research program has the capacity to change the world, why Wallace would come out of retirement for this specific project, and host Anthony’s fears of the movie “I, Robot” becoming a reality.
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. 
Portrait of Er-Wei Bai

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.
Case Colloquium

CASE Colloquium replay: Edward Hyer and David Peterson

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Edward Hyer and David Peterson, both with the Navy Research Laboratory in Monterey, California, were the featured speakers of University of Iowa's Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series in May 2023. 
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).  
Schnell LIFT

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.