Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biodevices
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Human vibration research
  • Mechanical design
  • Medical imaging
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Motion capture
  • Physiology
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors
  • Tissue engineering
  • Wireless communication

Mission Area News

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ImagiQ webinar series on AI and machine learning for medical imaging begins March 10

University of Iowa is hosting a ImagiQ webinar series exploring artificial intelligence and federated/distributed machine learning for medical imaging.
Iowa Magazine Cover March 2021

ITI contributes to discovery through artificial intelligence at University of Iowa

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.

Research Labs and Centers

ATV Virtual Reality simulator

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

Phone: (319) 335-5657

Email: salam-rahmatalla@uiowa.edu

Lab: 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab

Research topics: 

  • Human vibration research
  • Motion capture

Mariam El Hattib 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: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Tissue engineering

James Ankrum watching over student researchers

Director: James Ankrum, assistant professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 335-7512

Email: james-ankrum@uiowa.edu

Lab: Ankrum Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Tissue engineering

Researchers working in the BioMOST Lab

Director: Suresh Raghavan, professor of biomedical engineering

Email: ml-raghavan@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5704

Lab: BioMOST Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics

CBIG researchers viewing MRI scanner

Director: Mathews Jacob, professor of electrical and computer engineering

Phone: (319) 335-6420

Email: mathews-jacob@uiowa.edu

Lab: Computational Biomedical Imaging Group

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging

Fiegel Lab researchers

Director: Jennifer Fiegel, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and experimental therapeutics 

Email: jennifer-fiegel@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5162

Lab: Fiegel Lab

Research topic: Biomaterials

Researchers wearing Smartgoggles

Director: Yang Liu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering

Email: yang-liu-ece@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 467-0918

Lab: Integrated Imaging and Cyberphysical System Laboratory

Research topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging
  • photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors

Director: Michael Schnieders, associate professor of biomedical engineering, assistant professor of biochemistry

Phone: (319) 335-7891

Email: michael-schnieders@uiowa.edu

Learn more: Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Molecular biophysics

Director: David Wilder, professor of occupational and environmental health

Email: david-wilder@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0513

Learn more: David Wilder Research Group

Research topics: 

  • Whole-body vibration
  • Spinal biomechanics
  • Injury prevention

Director: Gary Christensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering

Email: gary-christensen@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6055

Learn more: Gary Christensen Research Group

Research topics: 

  • Image registration
  • 3-D visualization
  • Medical imaging
  • Deformable shape models

Director: Jia Lu, professor of mechanical engineering

Email: jia-lu@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6405

Learn more: Jia Lu Research Group

Research topics:

  • Mechanics of soft tissues
  • Computational mechanics
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Inverse problems

Gurjap Singh working in Ratner Lab

Director: Al Ratner, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Email: albert-ratner@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0883

Lab: Ratner Research Group

Research topic: Biodevices

Director: Joseph Reinhardt, professor and department executive officer of biomedical engineering, professor of radiology

Phone: (319) 335-5634

Email: joe-reinhardt@uiowa.edu

Lab: Reinhardt Biomedical Imaging Lab

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging

Shaoping Xiao provides a Kuka robot demonstration

Director: Shaoping Xiao, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Email: shaoping-xiao@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6009

Learn more: Shaoping Xiao Research Group

Mubeen group photo

Director: Syed Mubeen, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering

Email: syed-mubeen@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5813

Lab: Syed Mubeen Research Group

Research topics: Biodevices

Fatima Toor with student researchers

Director: Fatima Toor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, assistant professor of physics and astronomy

Email: fatima-toor@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6071

Lab: Toor Lab

Research topics:

  • Biodevices
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Sensors

Researchers using the motion capture system

Director: Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering

Email: stephen-baek@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0810

Learn more: Visual Intelligence Laboratory

Research topics: 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging
  • Motion capture

Researchers working in the Worthington Lab

Director: Kristan Worthington, assistant professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 335-5635

Email: kristan-worthington@uiowa.edu

Lab: Worthington Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biodevices
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Tissue engineering

Director: Xiaodong Wu, professor of electrical and computer engineering and radiation oncology

Phone: (319) 335-6490

Email: xiaodong-wu@uiowa.edu

Learn more: Xiaodong Wu Research Group

Research topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medical imaging

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