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

Research Labs and Centers

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

Mission Area News

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ITI selected to host 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium

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. 
Lifting weights

Partnership Spotlight: Titus Human Performance

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.

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