The Export Control Officer is an Empowered Official at the University. An Empowered Official is a U.S. person who:

  1. Is directly employed by the applicant or a subsidiary in a position having authority for policy or management within the applicant organization; and
  2. Is legally empowered in writing by the applicant to sign license applications or other requests for approval on behalf of the applicant; and
  3. Understands the provisions and requirements of the various export control statutes and regulations, and the criminal liability, civil liability and administrative penalties for violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; and
  4. Has the independent authority to:
    • Enquire into any aspect of a proposed export or temporary import by the applicant, and
    • Verify the legality of the transaction and the accuracy of the information to be submitted; and
    • Refuse to sign any license application or other request for approval without prejudice or other adverse recourse. (22 C.F.R.§ 120.25)

The empowered official at IIT can be reached at


Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
Associate Vice Provost for Research
Director, Export Compliance
Phone: 312-567-3987